Gymnasium becomes the first gym in the UK to become a B Corp.
We are proud to announce that we are the first gym in the UK, and only the second CrossFit gym in the world, to become a B Corporation. We have joined a prestigious global movement of companies including Patagonia, The Body Shop, Burton, Ben & Jerry’s and Innocent as Certified B Corporations.
B Corp certification is a sustainability credential. Ultimately it’s about businesses being a force for good in the world.
We believe all businesses should invest in a purpose higher than just profit. Becoming a B Corporation has been a key objective to demonstrate our commitment to the community we serve, the staff members we support, and the environment we use.
To certify as a B Corp, Gymnasium had to meet rigorous standards in 5 key areas; governance, workers, community, environment & customers.
This has been achieved through a long list of initiatives that include:
A commitment to salaried positions in an industry dominated by hourly workers, the development of an internal Coach Academy programme for staff development, pay above industry average wages and the provision of a range of other benefits.
The creation of a Spartan program for underprivileged youths in collaboration with local charities and online Legends classes for those over 60. These are both provided free of charge.
Commitment to reviewing significant suppliers, seeking local alternatives wherever possible, and selecting suppliers that meet our rigorous standards including Teemill, Eleiko & Nocco.
Our charitable giving policies – supporting local charities through generation of funds collected from no-show/late cancellation fees and events.
You can read our B Corp report here.