This Lifelong Fitness-Obsessed Business Owner Breaks Glass Ceilings with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
Kerry Hamilton-Gannaway: Owner of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness in Melbourne, Florida
I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 35 years and have worked in every aspect of it, but there is no concept quite like Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. Each studio is more than a place to come work out, it builds community, especially in a time like now where our stress levels and need for support are at an all-time high.
As a franchisee, it is my job to ensure that each person who walks in the door knows that they will not only have a safe and fun outlet to release some of that stress, but they will also join a community of people with similar health and overall wellness goals.
As fitness franchise concepts continue to become more inclusive and innovative, the number of women looking to enter the space is growing at a rapid pace. It can be intimidating to break into male-dominated spaces like the fitness and franchising industries, but the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness corporate team make it easier by supporting us every step of the way and helping female franchisees shatter those glass ceilings. It is incredibly rewarding to see all of our hard work pay off when classes continue to fill up and our community grows stronger now that there is a place to come together and burn off some steam in a fun way.
I have worked in nearly every aspect of the fitness industry for over 35 years, from personal training and group fitness instructor to roles that are more behind the scenes like sales and customer experience management. Owning a Mayweather Boxing + Fitness location is not my first professional experience with boxing, as another one of my past positions was being a Master Trainer for an international group boxing fitness platform called PILOXING and I did that for nine years before moving on. I also worked with a major boutique fitness franchise in management and as a head coach. Additionally, my husband and I own a fitness consulting company called The Masters Fitness as well as a podcast with the same name, so I have a very good understanding of what fitness franchise concepts need to succeed and I can confidently say that Mayweather Boxing + Fitness truly has it all.
Being a woman in business, especially in an exploding category like the fitness industry, I strive to be a good role model for my three children, but also for other women who aspire to take a chance and pursue entrepreneurship in a male-dominated space. I believe that I am living proof that you can do anything your heart desires as long as you are willing to put in the work. I am so lucky to be living my dream of owning my own businesses that align with my passion for health and fitness. With this new step in my career, I want to give back to the community the best way I know how: by combining my prior business experience and fitness expertise to lift each other up and help others become the best and healthiest version of themselves.