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Black Raccoon is a Leisure and Fitness Business Consultancy. Simply put, we provide the support, knowledge, tools and resources to enable those wishing to run their own fitness business to succeed with their dream.

The business was started by Ryan Charlesworth back in 2014 as part of Project Body UK. Ryan has worked for many top industry brands including Holmes Place, Fitness First, Spirit and Marriott Hotels. He has over 20 years experience in running fitness facilities from large 8000 member facilities to Golf and Country Clubs with Spa Facilities as well as owning his own gym and wellness company, including a gym, corporate wellness company and personal training business.

Since setting up the consultancy we have worked with a number of companies including franchise businesses such as Anytime Fitness and Fitness Space and a number of Independent clubs including MMA clubs, swimming pools and hotels..

We understand to complexities that you as a business will face and can offer the solutions to your challenges. Whether your business is just about to start up or have already crossed that road but looking for support we have the experience to support you.

I have worked with Ryan in the last 12 months as I set up my new gym franchise in Chester. Ryan is an amazing guy; very genuine, very caring and very supportive. Helps you focus and enables you to be able prioritise key tasks and to identify what’s working well and what’s not. Was really the only person I could talk to honestly about the highs and lows of my business. An asset to any business or consultancy

Adam Goodwin, Fitness Space Owner , Chester