OUR STORY

Why we believe we are both a bit different and a good fit for you!

Back in the Summer of 2014 Coastside Fitness was born - out of our owner Mark’s vision, to provide a friendly, quality, value for money “gym for everyone” right in the heart of Felixstowe.

The Coastside team took over from what had previously been “Laceys Fitness” and invested in building on and improving those facilities - our aim always being to provide the best possible facilities, equipment and environment for our members and staff - and we are still constantly looking to find ways to improve! (Earlier this year we updated many of our Technogym Strength Machines - and we are about to put in new boxing equipment , including punch bag and speed ball.) 

Kirsty has been part of the Coastside team since Autumn 2014 - originally heading up our Classes and then later also taking over as Gym Manager. Other local staff and apprentices support Kirsty and our members - including Helena, Tom and Romana. And the Coastside team’s support of members is not always exclusively in the “pure” areas of their fitness, health and wellbeing - for example, Kirsty was recently spotted helping one of our mature members with her “Passenger Locator Form” (for foreign travel)!

Coastside’s cardio/fitness equipment is Life Fitness (and Concept 2 - rowers) and it’s strength equipment is Technogym - each considered by our owner to be the best available - and Coastside’s free weights room includes the very best in safety cages/racks, benches, bars, dumbbells, kettlebells and much more.

When Mark our owner took over he REDUCED gym prices, kept them there for over 5 years and our core values include price transparency, fairness and real VFM for our members.

From the beginning Mark wanted this to be a “gym for everyone” - staff and members of all ages and interests - and part of the Felixstowe and wider Community. We love it that our teenage members respect and support our more elderly members - and in turn are supported by our more established (aka “seriously strong”) members (and staff).

We have always counted ourselves lucky that we have such an amazing “gym space” right in the heart of town (above Boots in the High Street) with high ceilings and long, large windows to give natural light and air (but without being overlooked while working out!) With great changing facilities and showers, the location allows many of our members to easily slot a gym workout into their routines

Many of our members have been with us for years - like us they believe that fitness is not just about the initial transformation but also about the amazing long term benefits of looking better, feeling better, moving better and feeling more confident - in a fitness club you really enjoy!