Kim van Essink City Gym: "We have the appearance of a neighborhood baker"

Essink City Gym Fitness Eindhoven Sportschool Afvallen
Two years ago, Essink Sport opened, next to the gym in Stratum, a second, smaller establishment in the center of Eindhoven: Essink City Gym. "People who come to exercise here often have little time," says club manager Patsy de Quillettes. “Sports should actually be able to get through the companies a bit. You don't have to come here for long sports sessions. 35 minutes is enough ".

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 soon come across 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-scale and we know everyone personally. That lowers the threshold for entering, because it's like you're visiting friends. "

Comfortable place

"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 retired people who want to stay fit. The small branch on Willemstraat was created because we noticed that people have difficulty staying motivated. People often see sports as a necessary evil. We want to change that by properly guiding them in a place that feels comfortable. ”

Save results

In just over half an hour so, you can complete a predetermined program at this fun gym. This is tailored to your body and your level. Patsy: “We save all results. They are viewed and tracked together with your coach. You then see the progress of your training with your own eyes. We have found that motivating. If it goes better, you naturally want to continue. ”

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No loud house music

There are so many gyms in Eindhoven and that is why Essink City Gym wants to stand out. Kim: “Kindness, knowing 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. He usually knows what you want when you come in. That atmosphere of 'knowing each other' is very important here. " 

Luxury appliances

Essink City Gym only has the range of fitness equipment expanded. "Super deluxe", says Patsy. “The equipment even gives us a signal if someone is training too lightly or too heavily. We check the resistance or the weight with which we train during each training session and the equipment checks whether that is well balanced. The term gym is often associated with broad muscular men, who can lift heavy weights. We would therefore prefer to call ourselves a sports boutique club. A small-scale club that does not offer one hundred thousand different things, but short circuit training sessions and the personal coaching that goes with it. "

Separate yoga studio

You can also follow yoga at Essink City Gym. Patsy: “We have a separate yoga studio with a warm, Eastern design. Often you will see that yoga is a little part of the 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. With us, those lessons last 75 minutes. Here too we provide a personal, informal approach. So easily accessible. That fits well with our philosophy. "

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