In 2010, David started Beatbox with a vision to do the opposite of the large commercial gyms; he welcomed personal trainers to bring their own clients who weren't gym members, he introduced flexible daily and weekly memberships instead of the corporate contracts that the commercial gyms offered, the music was loud to help members train harder and the intimacy of the space laid foundations for what would become a great community that attracted some of the best instructors in the industry.
The quality of David’s product was the nature of its success. In 2014, after year-on-year sustained growth since opening, David went in to partnership with investors Liam Delaney, who was a Beatbox gym regular. In April 2016, Joe Williams and Pete Mercer joined the company as shareholders.
Liam is a professional engineer and has been a fitness and martial arts enthusiast from a very young age.
Joe is a regular attendee at many of Beatbox’s classes and is also a Beatbox personal trainer. As the owner of a successful cleaning business, Joe brings a high level of administration and management skills to Beatbox.
Pete is the owner and manager of the Pete Mercer Academy and is also Beatbox’s kickboxing instructor. As well as being one of the UK’s best kickboxing instructors, Pete has extensive contacts in the industry and runs regular fight shows.
Now the gym has greater visions of growing its community, with Liam, Joe and Pete adding a new dimension to strengthen its offering. One of our first and most exciting projects is being a part of the story for rising star Chi Lewis-Parry, a Beatbox fighter who is quickly becoming a household name in both Kickboxing and MMA.