Palomie Patel was destined to be the franchise owner of F45 Camden
Before embarking on her F45 career, Palomie Patel worked in the finance sector for six years in London Bridge. After walking past the F45 London Bridge studio every day on her way to work and having it constantly popping on her Instagram feed, Palomie decided to sign up for a one week trial.
During her trial, Palomie fully immersed herself in all the classes and fell in love with F45 straight away. “I loved how the classes were efficient, fun and challenging and I was immediately addicted to the concept, the technology, and how organised the studio and sessions were. I knew I needed to be a part of the F45 community,” she said.
After training at F45 for a couple of months, Palomie decided to find out more about the F45 franchise and spoke to people involved in the business to explore whether it could be something she could purchase herself. Originally, Palomie and her husband Vivek wanted to open their own studio, until they came across F45 Camden. It was on sale and seemed like a perfect fit due to the location and established member base, and the previous owner was extremely helpful and taught Palomie all she needed to know about the fitness industry. Palomie worked on getting her personal training qualification whilst the sale was going through, and then took over F45 Camden in January 2020.
Running F45 Camden has been life-changing for Palomie, and despite the hard work and long hours, she loves F45 and the community she now has around her, which is what makes it so enjoyable.
“For most people, going to a gym to workout is an escape from their jobs and life challenges, and at F45, we want this to be the most stress-free experience it can be, where members are encouraged to let go,” explains Palomie. “Not only that, but the endorphins received after a class means people are generally pleased to be training, which makes it a truly happy environment for me to work in.”