Bounce: Harlow business owner shortlisted for NatWest Everywoman awards
Business / Mon 21st Jan 2019 at 10:24am
A BUSINESS owner who created her first fitness class in Harlow in 2014 now has over 30,000 people nationally attending her classes monthly and has been announced a finalist for the NatWest Everywoman awards.
Kimberlee Perry, originally from Sydney Australia is the founder of ((BOUNCE)), the fastest growing fitness company in the UK.
((BOUNCE)) offers fitness and weight loss classes featuring trampolines. Kimberlee said: “The workouts are three times more effective than floor workouts and you achieve rapid results.”
Kim, 35, who has always been incredibly interested in fitness and exercise, decided in 2014 to create ((BOUNCE)) so that she could have a business that she was passionate about and could include her son.
“Our motto is fun, friendly, fierce. Our classes are welcoming as we accommodate to any age or ability.
“We try to make every session a mixture of a fitness class and a social to encourage people to make friends whilst also focusing on weight loss.”
Since the success of ((BOUNCE)) has soared in the first four years of its existence, Kimberlee was named the UK’s Best Franchisor at the Best Business Women Awards 2017 and recently, was nominated for the NatWest Everywoman awards in which she succeeded as a finalist in the top three.
Kimberlee said: “It was such an honour. I was so thrilled to be representing women in business. It was a real goal of mine”.
Before creating ((BOUNCE)), Kimberlee was a sales manager for a business in London.
She explained: “After originally working in a corporate environment and predominantly being surrounded by men, I was so proud to be a representative for women, especially through such a great platform”.
“I started with eight second hand trampolines, but now having over 500 sessions with 100 plus venues across the country including in Brentwood, Basildon, Chelmsford, Southend and Romford.”
Kimberlee is passionate in encouraging other women to take the plunge she did.
“People are often held back by a lack of confidence, but focus on what you enjoy and take a risk to achieve your goals”, advised Kimberlee.