Business name: BYM Fitness

Your name: Claire Watson

Where are you based and what do you do?

Ladies only group and personal training.

What inspired you to start your business?

After having my son 9 yrs ago I noticed a real gap in the Bath area for a female only strength training studio. I wanted to create a space where ladies would be met with professionalism, knowledge and empathy before, during and after pregnancy.

What do you love about running a business in Bath?

The Bath business community is so close. Most of the business recommendations come from word of mouth. All businesses in Bath generally want to see each other doing well and keep things unique and most importantly, independent.  

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

I LOVE a ginormous Bagel from the Bagel Shop in town.

Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch or a meal/drink after a tough day?

I live right next door to The Hare and Hounds. It’s perfect for breakfast, a glass of wine or a full dinner whatever the season.

Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?

I’m a huge fan of ‘Elegance House Management’ Run by Dani Lewitt. I think it’s amazing how she has grown her business so organically and with such a strong work ethic over the past few years.

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

Find out exactly who your client is. Then look at your business plan through their eyes. You need to be exceptional in your area of work.