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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

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People profile: Darren Sealy

co-founder, MINDSET

Published in Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Sealy has developed 
a wellbeing model based on mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional 
health
Sealy has developed a wellbeing model based on mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional health
We've incorporated mental health and wellbeing into the whole Mindset experience

Tell us about Mindset
Mindset is a new boutique fitness club located in the heart of Waterloo, London. We want to encourage people to develop their mental and emotional health, as well as honing their physical fitness.
The environment at Mindset means users can focus on, and improve their mental wellbeing, as this is the source of any good workout.

How did you decide on this concept for the new business?
As I’ve worked as a personal trainer and I’ve seen how much a positive mindset can improve an individual’s fitness journey,

I wanted to create a facility that encompassed this approach; where the body is challenged, but a person’s mind is tested too.

Our mantra is based around the concept of ‘total fitness’, which comprises five main elements – mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional.

It was important for me to create a place that helps people target all these areas and empowers them to strive for total fitness and wellbeing.

What’s your professional background? How did that influence the idea for the club?
I’ve worked as a personal trainer in London for 10 years. In this time, I’ve trained people of all shapes and sizes, each with their own individual goals.

Understanding the different requirements of people influenced the thinking behind the launch of Mindset. Even if two people have the same goal, they’re likely to have their own mental and emotional obstacles to overcome before embarking on physical training.

Taking this into account also helps create healthy habits that ensure their workouts and nutrition are sustained successfully. This is where Mindset is unique: all these factors are taken into consideration to achieve the end goal.

How do the classes actually develop mental and emotional health? What do you do that’s different?
One of the main differences between Mindset and other studios in the market, is that we keep the classes small so that each individual can be properly catered for on 1:1 level, rather than the instructor treating the whole room as one.

Our Asset class is female-only, which overcomes a huge emotional barrier that some women face when going to the gym. Keeping a female-led class for females only can make the whole experience feel less pressured for those taking part.

We also offer a Reset class; a hybrid of yoga, meditation, core strength and calisthenics which are intertwined to help members moving more fluidly and functionally like we all naturally should.

This is a place to reset your mind and prepare for whatever life has to throw at you next.

On the other end of the scale, we have a Sets and Reps class which is high energy, to get the blood pumping, and to keep participants engaged so that their minds are constantly thinking about what piece of equipment or exercise is next.

The fact that we cover the full spectrum of emotional boundaries is what makes us different.

Is mental health built into every class or just specific classes?
We’ve incorporated mental health and wellbeing aspects into the whole Mindset experience, from the moment you step in the doors of the studio. Some classes have more of a focus than others, but our whole mentality is that the road to attaining your peak physical fitness begins with having a strong mind.

Do you have plans to open more clubs? Or future plans for the current club?
Future plans for Mindset are to establish ourselves as a leader in the industry and to help as many people as possible achieve total fitness and wellbeing.

We believe our brand values are unique when it comes to the everyday boutique studio. We aim to open a second Mindset studio in London next year.

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The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
Darren Sealy, Co-Founder, Mindset,Darren Sealy, Mindset, mental health, boutique fitness club
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features

People profile: Darren Sealy

co-founder, MINDSET

Published in Health Club Management 2018 issue 10
Sealy has developed 
a wellbeing model based on mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional 
health
Sealy has developed a wellbeing model based on mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional health
We've incorporated mental health and wellbeing into the whole Mindset experience

Tell us about Mindset
Mindset is a new boutique fitness club located in the heart of Waterloo, London. We want to encourage people to develop their mental and emotional health, as well as honing their physical fitness.
The environment at Mindset means users can focus on, and improve their mental wellbeing, as this is the source of any good workout.

How did you decide on this concept for the new business?
As I’ve worked as a personal trainer and I’ve seen how much a positive mindset can improve an individual’s fitness journey,

I wanted to create a facility that encompassed this approach; where the body is challenged, but a person’s mind is tested too.

Our mantra is based around the concept of ‘total fitness’, which comprises five main elements – mental, physical, social, emotional and nutritional.

It was important for me to create a place that helps people target all these areas and empowers them to strive for total fitness and wellbeing.

What’s your professional background? How did that influence the idea for the club?
I’ve worked as a personal trainer in London for 10 years. In this time, I’ve trained people of all shapes and sizes, each with their own individual goals.

Understanding the different requirements of people influenced the thinking behind the launch of Mindset. Even if two people have the same goal, they’re likely to have their own mental and emotional obstacles to overcome before embarking on physical training.

Taking this into account also helps create healthy habits that ensure their workouts and nutrition are sustained successfully. This is where Mindset is unique: all these factors are taken into consideration to achieve the end goal.

How do the classes actually develop mental and emotional health? What do you do that’s different?
One of the main differences between Mindset and other studios in the market, is that we keep the classes small so that each individual can be properly catered for on 1:1 level, rather than the instructor treating the whole room as one.

Our Asset class is female-only, which overcomes a huge emotional barrier that some women face when going to the gym. Keeping a female-led class for females only can make the whole experience feel less pressured for those taking part.

We also offer a Reset class; a hybrid of yoga, meditation, core strength and calisthenics which are intertwined to help members moving more fluidly and functionally like we all naturally should.

This is a place to reset your mind and prepare for whatever life has to throw at you next.

On the other end of the scale, we have a Sets and Reps class which is high energy, to get the blood pumping, and to keep participants engaged so that their minds are constantly thinking about what piece of equipment or exercise is next.

The fact that we cover the full spectrum of emotional boundaries is what makes us different.

Is mental health built into every class or just specific classes?
We’ve incorporated mental health and wellbeing aspects into the whole Mindset experience, from the moment you step in the doors of the studio. Some classes have more of a focus than others, but our whole mentality is that the road to attaining your peak physical fitness begins with having a strong mind.

Do you have plans to open more clubs? Or future plans for the current club?
Future plans for Mindset are to establish ourselves as a leader in the industry and to help as many people as possible achieve total fitness and wellbeing.

We believe our brand values are unique when it comes to the everyday boutique studio. We aim to open a second Mindset studio in London next year.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
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The co-founder of Mindset talks about growing a business based on mental as much as physical wellbeing
Darren Sealy, Co-Founder, Mindset,Darren Sealy, Mindset, mental health, boutique fitness club
Latest News
Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) in Northern Ireland has won a landmark VAT case, which ...
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The government has pledged to invest £100m in supporting public leisure centres this winter, as ...
Latest News
Gyms in Liverpool,UK, have been given the go-ahead to reopen, following a dramatic week of ...
Latest News
Be Military Fit (BMF) has completed a restructuring project, designed to transform the outdoor fitness ...
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Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed ...
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Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of ...
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Our world has changed since March and together, we are learning and adapting to how this sector can continue to thrive in this COVID conscious world.
Opinion: Why fitness clubs and facilities need to evolve in a COVID-conscious world
Opinion
promotion
In a post-Covid world, member experience is more important than ever before. Your customers’ expectations have been heightened as the coronavirus continues to dominate our everyday lives.
Opinion: Why member experience is more important now than ever before
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Power Plate kicks off campaign to support fitness industry deliver health and wellness in one solution
Power Plate, the global leader in whole-body vibration training equipment, is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence, as well as boosting health and wellness.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass sees success after pivoting to digital
As the COVID-19 lockdown forced the temporary closure of businesses across the country, the outlook for companies supplying services to corporate partners looked precarious.
Video Gallery
A new Zone is here
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A new zone is here for your club, for your members and for you. Read more
More videos:
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Company profile: MiE FitQuest
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Company profile: Crown Sports Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers has designed, crafted and fitted bespoke timber furniture for spas, hotels and ...
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Supplier showcase - Digital gym floor
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Member feedback software
AskNicely: Member feedback software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers/interior design
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Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Wearable technology solutions
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Property & Tenders
11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Property & Tenders
Waltham Abbey, Essex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-06 Nov 2020
Online,
Diary dates
12 Nov 2020
Virtual, United States
Diary dates
17 Nov 2020
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-03 Dec 2020
Virtual,
Diary dates
08-09 Dec 2020
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
02-04 Feb 2021
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
23-26 Feb 2021
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
03-04 Mar 2021
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-06 Jun 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
16-17 Jun 2021
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Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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