Katie graduated in 2014 with a BSc in Geography with Sport Management. She has since co-founded Gymology, which creates and delivers healthy meals across the UK and Ireland. Here, she talks more about her business and her plans for the future.
Being a keen triathlete, Loughborough’s sporting and campus reputation sold it! I’ve always had a passion for sport, so it was always going to be part of my studies, but a joint honour degree for variety was even better for me.
I met some great people focusing on their future careers and lives, which pushed me to want to be successful myself in business and home life.
My 3 years in the Loughborough bubble we’re some of my best years so far! I would recommend Loughborough to anyone and everyone!
Would there be one piece of advice that you would give to current or prospective students looking to study the same course that you did?
Choose the modules that split your time between coursework and exams, its less pressure than having all exams at the end.
Did you take part in any extra-curricular activities during your studies? If so, how did this impact upon your Loughborough experience?
I took part in as much as possible! I was a member of the triathlon team, Sno (skiing), the gym and inter-hall sporting fixtures for Telford Hall. It was so much fun, it gave me the chance to meet even more friends and attend even more socials!
I was lucky enough to work for the family business while at Loughborough and took on a bigger role within the commercial and residential property side after I graduated. I also worked in fancy bar on weekends to meet new people.
It was only last year I decided to start up Gymology.
I founded Gymology with my partner. We were both into health and fitness and tried lots of healthy eating companies out but always found something let it down. We decided we could do it better!
We set out to be the most premium healthy eating company, the ‘Selfridges’ of meal prep! Gymology uses the best quality, all fresh produce and delivers twice per week to your door so it’s all fresh. It’s not just aimed at fitness individuals, but anyone looking to live a healthy lifestyle. We seem to have become the celeb go to healthy eating company too. We serve all the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.
We have only been going 6 months and are making over 15,000 meals per month.
Being my own boss.
Gymology is moving to a bigger, brand new facility soon and the team is growing all the time. We are launching a kids prep range and expanding into serving Europe too!
Being nominated for the best start-up business in the North West.