Meet the Team
Founder & Managing Partner
Gary has been in the fitness and leisure industry for the past thirty-five years. After graduating with an Honours Degree from Bristol University (St Paul’s College) in the UK, he started his career in Hong Kong where he was the joint founder of Sportathlon Limited, a company which provided coaching and management services to many of the local clubs, which was eventually sold to Fitness First Asia.
In 1995 Gary and his family left Asia for the Middle East. Between the years 1995 and 2000 Gary was instrumental in setting up the European and UK direct offices for an American based fitness equipment manufacturer as Managing Director. In 2005 Gary joined Leisure Unlimited as the CEO to head up the expansion opportunities for the Fitness First franchise in the Middle East, eventually selling the business in 2010.
Now living in the UK, he has successfully opened Bounce, the UK’s first indoor trampoline park in Milton Keynes in May 2014 and Jump Boxx Indoor Trampoline Park in Dubai, UAE in August of the same year. He has had the opportunity to talk on behalf of the industry at LIW where he held a forum on health and safety aspects of setting up indoor trampoline parks.
Brand Development Manager
Sarah brings over 12 years of fitness and leisure industry experience to the RLG team and holds several diplomas and certificates in hospitality management, fitness, nutrition and first aid. Originally from Bristol, UK, Sarah spent a year globetrotting as a fitness director on a cruise ship before relocating to the UAE in 2008. Sarah has spent the last seven years as part of the team that developed the Fitness First and Fitness First ‘Ladies Only’ brands throughout the Middle East region.
Development, operations and administrative logistics for RLG and our partners are all expertly overseen by Sarah who is known and respected for her professional, no-nonsense approach. This leadership role sits well with Sarah and she is known as the ‘brand ambassador’. Inherently, disciplined and high achieving, Sarah works with corporate and franchisee parks to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to successfully operate the trampoline park, whether under the banner of Bounce or Jump Boxx, in their market.
If Sarah’s not writing operations manuals, training our park managers on the latest best practices, or liaising with corporate and franchise business units, she’s spending time with her family and enjoying many of the kid-friendly activities Dubai has to offer!