With over 28 years’ experience in the fitness industry, The Gym People team bring a wealth of knowledge to your project.
What Our Experience Means For You
Our range of experience means we can provide a holistic approach to your gym. Our operations team have a diverse background, from gym ownership, sports science to personal training, alongside being board members of gyms and leisure centres. This wide range of experience gives us a unique perspective to really provide you with the attention to detail that you deserve.
We are hugely passionate about the physical and mental benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, your gym is much more than just the equipment inside it. In order to create an inspiring and functional space, we are proud to be experts in installation, architecture and interior design.
Originally covering Bristol and the South-West, The Gym People now operate nationwide.
Guy Hollis is the Founding Director of The Gym People Ltd with 18 years’ experience in the sport and leisure industry.
As a sport obsessed child and teenager, Guy played U18 academy rugby for Bristol Bears before helping set up Old Cliftonians FC. His fitness journey started when, as an inactive 24 year old, he noticed a dramatic decrease in the enjoyment of his life. The struggle of that period inspired him to lose 2 stone, get fit and inspire others to do so.
Guy started his fitness journey cleaning toilets and has since worked in every department in the fitness industry. He became a personal trainer in 2008 before building a team of personal trainers, setting up a members’ gym and branching out into management of other sites in the South West of England.
Nowadays Guy lives with his wife and two young children. He relaxes by reading and learning from inspiring people, getting out in the countryside and attempting to learn Italian.
Davina Bamber is the Operations Manager at The Gym People, with over 20 years’ experience in business and customer experience.
She is passionate about customer service and believes in providing an excellent customer journey with nothing left to chance. She works closely with Guy to ensure that The Gym People continue to deliver a high level of service and that every client receives the attention to detail that they deserve.
Building and Renovation Specialist
Simon began his career training in carpentry in the late eighties and early nineties.
He worked in the commercial sector until 2009 before moving over to residential projects, specialising in carpentry and all aspects of small building projects.
Simon has a wealth of experience managing small teams and carrying out refurbishments.
When he’s not spending time with his wife Cath, children Robert and Gracie…and Denzel the dog, Simon can mainly be found riding bikes down steep mountains!
Other interests include interior design, eating well and occasionally drinking well!
Building and Renovation Specialist
Pete’s background is managing major refurbishment projects in Central and West London, for both the residential and commercial sector.
Having worked his way up from apprentice tea maker to managing large teams on exclusive projects, Pete is well versed in all aspects of the building process.
A family friend of founder Guy for over 30 years, Pete grew up in Bristol and enjoyed the delights of The West Country before settling down in East London.
Pete is a keen sportsman and enjoys running, watching Arsenal (more recently!) and spending time with family in their holiday home in Exmouth, Devon.
Dan Supple is a Project Manager at The Gym People, having studied Economics at the University of Bristol.
Using his background in marketing and customer service, combined with a passion for fitness he enables us to maintain great customer satisfaction by delivering projects. As a qualified fitness instructor, Danny is able to use his expertise to make sure the customer journey runs smoothly every step of the way.
Outside of The Gym People, Danny is an avid Liverpool supporter. He also enjoys cooking and playing tennis. Look out for his much-heralded sandwich account on Instagram!
Melanie R Gonzalez
Melanie R Gonzalez is our qualified nutritionist and is a graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She works with individuals, athletes of all levels and ages, coaches and sports PT teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sport performance and manage eating habits. Her interest in healthy eating started at the age of 15 when she was diagnosed with morbid obesity. It was the start of a long journey to health and happiness.
As the founder of CookYourLife, she offers a range of nutritional services sharing her belief that food is medicine. Everyone has unique nutritional needs and a personalised consultation is key to understanding your body’s connection to overall fitness, health and happiness. As a professional nutritionist, she will open a trusting dialogue with you to identify the causes of illness and offer advice and support to promote optimal health for body and mind. As The Gym People’s nutritionist she will develop different services based on your needs: we can offer a minimalist plan, signature plan (1-2-1), half year membership plan or a full year membership plan.
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