Accessible, a cozy, intimate atmosphere and with a lot of personal attention. That is Essink City Gym in a nutshell. “With us you will not easily meet people who do their own thing with headphones,” says owner Kim Essink. “Most of our athletes are over 35 years old. They want to get and stay fit, but they often don't feel like entering a large gym. This location is therefore nice and small and we know everyone personally. That lowers the threshold to enter, because it is as if you are visiting friends. ”
“Many people from our target group live in the city center,” Kim explains. “Working singles, young parents, independent entrepreneurs and also a lot of busy retirees who want to stay fit. The small branch on Willemstraat was created because we noticed that people have trouble staying motivated. People often see sports as a necessary evil. We want to change that by guiding them well in a place that feels comfortable. ”
In just over half an hour, you can complete a predetermined program at this cozy gym. This is tailored to your body and your level. Patsy: “We store all results. These are reviewed and updated together with your coach. You will then see the progress of your training with your own eyes. That motivates, we have noticed. Of course you want to continue when things improve. "
No loud house music
There are so many gyms in Eindhoven and that is why Essink City Gym wants to stand out. Kim: “Geniality, getting to know each other, always being accompanied by the same coach and no loud house music. We have a small team of six coaches. Compare it with the neighborhood bakery around the corner. They usually already know what you want when you enter. That atmosphere from 'knowing each other' is very important here ”.
Essink City Gym only has the range of fitness equipment
Separate yoga studio
You can also follow yoga at Essink City Gym. Patsy: “We have a separate yoga studio with a warm, oriental interior. You often see that yoga is a bit of an issue in gyms or fitness centers. We see yoga and the gym as two different things. We have many members who only come for the yoga classes. Those lessons last 75 minutes with us. Here too we provide a personal, informal approach. So nice and accessible. That fits well with our philosophy. ”