Nestled in the center of town, adjacent to the busy Upper Borough Walls and Milsom Street, you can find Trim Street, home to Stanza Fitness, a beautiful gym run by Carl, Abi and Ben. In this week’s ‘Businesses of Bath’ Stanza’s Abi tells us all….

Where are you based and what do you do?

The gym is on Trim St, no. 7, in Bath city centre, and is one of Bath’s newest independent gyms. Our aim is to offer the people of Bath a gym they feel comfortable to train in, to come and have a coffee in, and feel valued as a member.

What inspired you to start your business?

Carl the main owner, myself and Ben (both co-owners) felt that there was more to offer Bath than what was already here, that there was more value to add. There had previously been a lot of good independent private studio gyms so we thought it was time that Bath had an independent gym open for members, that also had a modern and inclusive feel/interior.

What do you love about running a business in Bath?

We genuinely love the city, and feel it’s actually a privilege to have started a business here. There’s a real sense of support for local businesses at the moment and it’s an honor to be a part of that.

You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go?

Thoughtful Bread Co. It’s our local too 😀

Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch?


Which bar do you head to after a tough day?

The Squat Bar 😉

Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?

Enhance Medi Spa, the girls are so lovely and knowledgeable. It’s a little slice of relaxing heaven tucked away off George St.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city?

Seek as much advice from other successful independent business/business people as possible.

If you’re looking for a super friendly atmosphere then go and check them out, plus news on the street is that they have a class called ‘Stanza Mums’ starting next Wednesday 5th December, every Wednesday at 11am for an hour!!! Eeeek now we are excited, there will be two coaches to hand with an area of the gym exclusively for the use of Stanza Mums and little ones (yes there will be toys!). For more info head over to Stanza Fitness.