There are never been so many opportunities to get fit and move your body. Aside from its tendency to make you look great in your clothes, exercise is also linked to mood enhancement, increased energy and concentration levels and of course, health improvements. Homes are now being built to suit this demand and we see extraordinary spa and fitness areas included in most quality luxury homes and new apartment communities. Mallorca Sport Island. For best individual, targeted training and professional support we highly recommend you the team of Sporting Fitness Group. Set up in 2003 by long term friends and personal trainers Pepe Jaume and Xavi Fuster Sporting Fitness has grown into a market leader in Mallorca.
E&V: Back in 2003 it was unusual for a person to have their own trainer wasn’t it?
XAVI: It was. We opened the first ever personal training centre in Mallorca. Ten years on and we are incrementally growing. We now have 26 trainers, all internationally qualified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification.
E&V: Wow! That’s a big team!
XAVI: We have centres in Bendinat, Costa D’en Blanes, Santa Ponsa, Playa de Palma and at the Jumeirah in Soller. We have a sporting goods shop in Palma Nova and work in five star hotels around the island co-ordinating activities and kids’ clubs. We also offer an expert physiotherapy service which is on call for any physical problems you may have and can treat you at home as well as in our centres. These days we see a lot of home gyms and we can provide an installation consultancy service: assessing your personal fitness goals and advising you on what equipment you should put into your home gym. When you are working with a trainer their goal is to keep you motivated and interested so our team is always looking for new and fun ways to inspire you with different types of workouts.
E&V: How do you maintain continuity and consistency within your team?
XAVI: We have weekly communication meetings. We have a multi-disciplined group so we can refer clients to each other depending on the individual’s needs. The point is to give our clients the best possible service we can.
E&V: How do you and Pepe work together?
XAVI: Pepe and I complement each other: we share our passion for fitness but we also have different abilities. Pepe is the organiser, he does a lot of the operational work. I do the recruitment and marketing. I look for the best of the best of trainers to come to work with us. They are all bilingual and trained in wide range of different disciplines, from cross training to yoga to Zumba. I look for people who are not only very skilled and qualified but also have ‘people skills’, they have to be good at listening and empathic. They have to be excellent for our clients. We work with some of the most high level people that you could imagine, so of course discretion is also extremely important.
E&V: What is it that makes this work so special for you?
XAVI: We are working on our beautiful island, in privileged positions next to the sea, in nature wherever we look. We laugh, cry and share a lot with our clients, our clients often become our friends, we love what we are doing. Passion for excellence is the most important thing to us. We try to help others so when we achieve that it is very gratifying. It is the best job in the world to have as we get to experience this positive feedback every day.
Engel and Völkers have arranged a special session with a Sporting Fitness trainer for their clients – the offer is valid until end of September. Contact them directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Engel & Völkers Mallorca Southwest-Team would be delighted to support you in the purchase, sale or rental in Mallorca. Please feel free to come along one of our E&V shops or call us. Palma Southwest: +34-971-22 23 23, Portals: +34-971-67 68 36, Puerto Andratx: +34-971-67 47 80, Santa Ponsa: +34-971-69 90 63.
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