Barrister Paul Rooney has joined fast-growing Newcastle-based health and fitness company Speedflex as their new commercial director.
Charged with the roll out of Speedflex licenses across the UK and overseas Rooney joins Speedflex at a time of significant investment and expansion.
The company has recently opened centres in Leeds, London, Dubai and Dallas and has plans to operate and manage at least 10 centres in the UK by the end of 2015, as well as granting commercial licenses to other interested parties and investors.
Rooney attained the highest grade of outstanding at Bar School and went on to complete his pupilage, and was awarded tenancy, at the internationally renowned QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers in London.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Speedflex at this exciting time in their development and expansion. I am really looking forward to the development of further centres and licenses throughout the UK and overseas. We already have plans to open centres later this year in Scotland, the North West of England, Wales and Southern England and have significant interest from a number of potential licensees in Europe,” he added.
The pilot Speedflex centre in Jesmond has proved a great success and is presently being developed into a three-studio centre site, including a school of excellence.
Speedflex (Europe) Ltd was formed in 2011 by North East businessman Graham Wylie, barrister and former professional footballer Paul Ferris and Alan Shearer, former Newcastle United and England captain.
Speedflex is a unique result driven fun and dynamic circuit based training concept which appeals to many different types of people from busy professionals, pensioners, middle-aged men and women, people with weight concerns, and recreational and professional athletes.
The Speedflex machines, which respond to and create resistance levels based on the amount of force users apply, provide workouts at high intensity with with high calorie burn and little or no post exercise pain.