This month sees International Women’s Day on the 8th March. To celebrate this years ‘Break the Bias’ campaign, we spoke with Heloise Nangle of Core Collective to find out about her role at Core Collective, what inspired her to be where she is today and what advice she’d give to women looking to follow in her footsteps. Take a look below to be inspired…
Tell us about your role and your business…
My name is Heloise and I am COO at Core Collective, a boutique gym on St John’s Wood High Street and with 2 other locations in Kensington and Knightsbridge. Our classes and workouts have been devised to help you improve your fitness and to ensure you feel good while doing it. Offering 7 different types of classes, from Strength training to Yoga and Pilates, we can cater to all your training needs and help you achieve the goals you set for yourself!
What inspired you to work in health and wellness?
I have always been active and once upon a time was a professional horse rider but for me it is the reward that comes with the job. Fitness isn’t just a physical thing, it is very much mental too and the benefits working out bring is so far reaching – you feel more confident, you become stronger, you sleep better, it is a place to create friendships – the list is endless! Watching my clients change and grow as they engage with physical activity is awesome to see. At Core Collective it really is a community and we want to equip our clients with the tools to become their physical and mental best self.
Based on your own experience, what advice would you have for women wanting to get into your industry, or start a business of their own?
To start today, time is a scarce resource and so use it to make the most out of your life. Think about what steps you need to put in place to start your business or to move into fitness and begin to take them. No risk is wasted as you will always learn from them, no matter what the outcome and then grow and build from the experience. Take time to ask those who have been there/ done it for advice as their life learning is invaluable. Knowledge is power after all!
What do you love most about being positioned in St John’s Wood?
I love the community feeling. It is almost like a village in that respect. I know many names in the shops along the high street and everyone takes the time to say hi to each other.