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The biggest privately owned boutique gym in Crawley has rebranded


The biggest privately owned boutique gym in Crawley has rebranded

A Crawley gym, specialising in small group coaching and semi-private personal training, has rebranded to its original name. Route 1 Fitness has been a staple gym of the Manor Royal Business District for 9 years, and having previously been affiliated with global fitness company, OPEX, the gym has gone back to its original name in an attempt to create its own identity. Route 1 Fitness has reverted to its original name to build on the community feel it has already established through its 1 to 1 training, and no-pressure attitude, as well as giving owner Glen Oliver the reins to create this space into a fantastic community gym for business owners and business professionals across the district.


The biggest privately owned boutique gym in Crawley and originally established in 2013 for many years, Glen’s gym has been on a journey from a Functional Fitness affiliate, to individual coaching through OPEX Gatwick, to return to their routes. As the gym grew, its beliefs evolved and changed around the ‘best’ version of fitness - and this is where they’ve got to now! Their small group coaching (max 10 people) and semi-private personal training (max 4 people), as well as individually tailored fitness and nutrition plans, make the experience at Route 1 Fitness that much more personalised and effective.


Glen, owner of the gym, said about the relaunch: “Our gym is different - it sounds cliche, but it really is. We work with you, we coach you, we teach you about nutrition. The level of support is important to our ethos and to ensure that we’re helping people change their lifestyles rather than a quick fix! We’re also all parents; apart from Neil (who’s a dog dad) and we’re all highly qualified, and here to tailor something to suit you, whether that’s around kids, around holidays, around business lunches out and about. We want to show that nutrition and fitness are accessible to everyone and with our level of support, you can achieve your goals, and make some friends whilst doing it!”


Local investor and CEO of marketing agency Creative Pod, Matt Turner, has been a member of Route 1 Fitness for almost a year and commented on his journey. “The coaches at Route 1 Fitness are fantastic - there is such a mix of men, women, parents, older, younger; it’s brilliant to see a gym filled with so much diversity as this ultimately creates that community feel I’ve seen first-hand. I’ve found a way to balance work, family, and looking after myself, with the help of Glen, Dawn, Anna, and the team. A gym like no other!”


Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal Business District, has seen the gym grow and develop over time and spoke to us about the rebrand: “Glen has been a part of the Manor Royal community for many years now and he has always been committed to providing a whole person approach to helping people reach their personal health and fitness goals. This rebrand helps reposition the business and to reinforce his philosophy in supporting his clients improvement and sustainable progress. We wish him every success for many more years to come.”


Want to give the gym a go yourself? Give it a go with a 28 day discounted trial - call the Route 1 Fitness team on 07939 550 194, drop them a WhatsApp, or email

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