On your marks…GetSetGo! We spoke to Claire and Alina all about their brand new family club opening soon in Putney.
Tell us about yourselves and your new company:
Hello, We are Claire and Alina…The co-founders of GetSetGo! Family Club in Putney.
As parents but also seasoned leisure professional’s we saw a huge gap in the market when it came to children’s activities and we decided we wanted to do something about it. We started asking ourselves the questions every mum, dad and grandparent asks: Why are we paying so much money for our children’s activities, yet sat on dirty church, village halls and pub floors? Why are we having to juggle our schedules, dashing from one place to another waiting for our children’s classes to finish? All whilst sacrificing some well deserved ‘me time’.
We set out to revolutionise the way that children’s activities and family fitness is experienced and shake up the traditional notion of a membership club.
The club is phenomenal. A luxury lifestyle space for families showcasing a beautifully designed swimming pool alongside two studios, a co-work space for working parents and a fabulous café and lounge with interactive play and learning spaces throughout. Offering everything from swimming lessons, ballet and martial arts academies, baby and toddler classes, grown up fitness, holiday clubs and an impressive series of events, it really is a dream place for families. What’s more there are absolutely no membership fees.
It sounds incredible. What made you decide to set up GetSetGo! in Putney?
Putney was the perfect choice for us. We looked at several locations for our first London club, but the family focussed community and the obvious lack of family facilities was the driving force behind us finally deciding to build in Putney.
What do you love most about Putney?
The welcome we have felt has been phenomenal. Everyone is just so friendly and so genuinely excited for when we are finally allowed to open.
We are starting to build great business relationships and the support from these owners and from the team at Positively Putney BID has been very welcome.
It is no secret that starting a business is incredibly difficult. Even more so when launching in the middle of a global pandemic, however with over 600 families having already secured their spaces and classes already 65% full, it seems that this is exactly what parents are crying out for.
We are so happy to hear how welcoming everyone has been. Which is the first hospitality Putney business you will be heading to when we are able to socialise again?
Home SW15 just up the road from us. We managed a visit before lockdown and we were not disappointed. Their food was delicious and the service was warm, friendly and experienced. I can see us there quite a lot when it is back open.
And which shops in Putney have you missed visiting during lockdown?
We are all big kids are heart so we are missing Kidstuff Toyshop in Putney Exchange Shopping Centre.
The team also love Huttons, which is also in Putney Exchange. A real treasure trove for gifts and lifestyle treats.
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How can people continue to support GetSetGo! at the moment?
Wow… there is so much you can do to support businesses in such challenging times;
Sign up to our mailing list…….follow us on Instagram @getsetgolondon and make sure you sign up for our FREE Get Set at Home online platform for some amazing digital content and classes for parents AND little ones.
Also, if you want to book a space in one of the classes or for sign up for swimming lessons, do it now rather than waiting for when we open. It helps us plan for these challenging times and other than a small deposit, you will not be charged until we finally get the green light to open.