Members at SL Studio, the brand new co-working house in Frederick, can reserve a personal workplace for just a few hours, seize lunch from a meal prep service and meet their private coach for a exercise — all in the identical constructing.
Hannah King, the proprietor of Squadstyle Life-style coaching, opened SL Studio together with her husband, Jimmy, on Could 1. Co-working stations, two non-public places of work and a kitchen stocked with snacks make up about half the house. However the different half is a totally useful fitness center open to members to make use of at any time when they need, with or with no private coach.
“We’re the place the place individuals come to work exhausting on themselves, for their very own wellness … which suggests enterprise, which suggests being wholesome, which is emotionally being steady and all these various things,” Hannah King mentioned.
King had been coaching shoppers full time in her at-home storage fitness center for the previous two years. However as soon as the pandemic began, she needed to pivot. She started renting out the fitness center for hourlong blocks so individuals might get in a exercise in isolation.
“Folks beloved it as a result of gyms have been closed. The whole lot was shut down, and we gave individuals a spot the place they may nonetheless keep wholesome, which is so necessary, particularly in the course of the pandemic,” she mentioned.
She and her husband started to consider taking the group they have been creating to a better degree, and SL Studio was born.
“It got here down to essentially wanting to supply an area for professionals to run their very own enterprise and develop inside a group just like the SL Studio,” she mentioned.
Hannah King has already began renting out time blocks to non-public trainers in Frederick, who convey their shoppers in for exercises. There may be additionally a wellness room accessible for masseuses or athletic trainers.
After studying about how massive company gyms take a big proportion of trainers’ charges, Hannah King wished to permit trainers to construct their very own companies with out investing in gear or house themselves.
“If somebody is new to the sector, I’m very completely happy to, like, assist with programming and … discovering leads and actually serving to on the enterprise aspect of issues as properly,” she mentioned.
Members of the co-working studio have entry to the fitness center anytime between 4 a.m. and midnight. There are 4 particular person stations within the fitness center, all of that are spaced 6 ft aside.
“It’s so cool as a result of actually everybody has their very own non-public fitness center. Generally you are available in right here, and nobody’s in right here,” mentioned Hannah King. “And particularly from a coach perspective, in the event you’re working at a business fitness center, generally it’s virtually not possible for trainers to get a exercise in as a result of … it’s tremendous busy, it’s simply not the identical.”
Along with the open co-working house and the kitchen, members can hire two non-public places of work at their comfort, utilizing the SL Studio app. For instance, if somebody have been to wish a personal workplace for a Zoom assembly at 2 p.m., they may use the app to order the non-public workplace for that point slot.
Jimmy King, who works because the group supervisor at SL Studio, additionally runs a meal prep enterprise. Shoppers of his service can come to SL Studio in the course of the week to choose up their meals. Moreover, Jimmy gives excursions to potential shoppers.
Hannah King mentioned she and Jimmy have acquired constructive suggestions to this point. It’s a aid, she mentioned, after the months of exhausting work they put in renovating the house.
Angela Brooks, an HR supervisor who has been coaching with King since November, simply started working at SL Studio. She mentioned she prefers co-working for her distant job. Pre-pandemic, she labored at a WeWork location.
“It’s been actually difficult working from dwelling, simply sort of siloed, so I admire the interplay — the human interplay is very nice,” Brooks mentioned. “In order that’s my favourite piece about it, simply having the ability to have the group really feel.”
Hannah King hopes to broaden and open extra studios within the space or broaden into the house subsequent door, which is at present vacant. However greater than something, she needs to create an area for exhausting employees to develop and work on themselves.
“We’re nonetheless attempting to create group, a wholesome and completely happy group,” she mentioned. “That’s our motto: dwell wholesome, be completely happy.”
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