Ben Stapleton has been in the fitness industry for over a decade, starting from the bottom and working his way up.
‘I came into this industry as a work experience volunteer at my local gym ‘Wilburs Gym’, I built my way up from the bottom to managing the gym for a number of years. I really felt like I developed not only as a personal trainer during my time here but also as a person. I had a good 7-8 years at the gym and owe them a lot for who I am today.’
He then went on to start up his freelance personal training career based at JustGym. Ben stayed there for five years growing his client base and improving his service/knowledge.
‘This was a massive eye opener when it came to maintaining and developing my business. It was all down to me, no more working on the gym floor getting clients as they walk in, but instead having to really work hard to prove myself and get a good reputation in the area.’
In 2020 Ben Stapleton took a substantial step in his personal training career with the start of Aptitude Fitness HQ.
‘This was a big gamble but also the only thing I wanted to do! I have always wanted to own my own gym, and even though the idea has slightly changed from a big commercial gym to a smaller private gym, I still was as driven for it as ever!’
Aptitude Fitness has transitioned to the next level by offering clients a safe and comfortable environment in which they can train in.
Aptitude Fitness HQ is a fully equipped private personal training gym offering clients the opportunity to train in an exclusive setting, adhering to Government COVID-19 guidelines. This allows you to achieve your goals whilst feeling 100% comfortable.
Ben Stapleton has met and trained a variety of people accommodating everyones individual needs.
Ben not only offers 1-2-1 training, but also provides nutrition planning, exercise programming, monthly progress checks and online client support groups.
‘I can’t wait to see this gym/business grow over time and help so many more people’