Local Love: Caleigh Fit of BOLO

TGIF, Cowes!

 

Today we shine light on the fierce Caleigh Fit from BOLO– BodyLoveInc. Read on to find out how this babe created an emside hupire from boxing.

 

Give us your “quick n dirty” — tell us a bit about yourself. We want to know what you’re all about.

My name is Caleigh, I’m the founder and CEO of BOLO – BodyLoveInc. – but more importantly I’m a puppy-obsessed, former amateur boxer who’s as passionate about tacos as I am about green juice.

 

#LocalLove is all about showing love to bad-ass bosses like yourself. Can you share with us what you do for work and how you make an impact?

BOLO is a wellness wonderland for active hustlers who want to compromise less and live more. Our facility is equipped with 2 class rooms where we host a diverse range of workout styles, a lux café where people can grab a shake, get some work done and sip coffee (or cocktails) with friends after class, as well as a beauty bar where ladies can get their hair, makeup, brows and lashes done on the go. Beyond these unique amenities, that help create a more efficient life,  BOLO is about inclusivity, diversity and community. I wanted to create a space that ‘felt different’ that was less focused on physical changes and more focused on finding a judgment free zone to fall in love with movement, take better care of ourselves and connect with infectious, like-minded people.

 

How did you get into this line of work?

After a decade as an entertainment news producer at CTV, I eventually took my writing and journalism career freelance so I could also start a side hustle as a fitness and boxing personal trainer. It was juggling my different roles as a writer, trainer, and fitness media expert that I began to feel really dissatisfied with the wellness facilities in Toronto. I had a few specific needs that felt nearly impossible to meet – I needed to finish an article, get a great sweat in, grab a healthy meal to re-fuel and also find a space on the go where I could get myself cleaned up and feeling confident so I could head out to media events and meetings. I found myself having to go to a million different places and eventually compromising one of my needs in the process. I also felt the existing fitness spaces felt cold, unfriendly and had a strong focus on weight loss. These were all things I left me wanting more and I believed I could do better – by creating a multi-functional, modern country club that focused on good vibes, great workouts and a killer community.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given (career or otherwise)

If you can’t find a seat at the table – create your own table.

 

How about the worst?

Say YES to everything.

 

If you could paint your ideal life, what would that look like in 5-10 years from now?

In 5-10 years BOLO is thriving with 5+ locations including one in Miami. I am still the creative director of BOLO and heavily involved in helping navigate the direction of the biz but no longer involved in the day-to-day operations. I have a thriving public speaking career, helping motivate and connect other young female entrepreneurs and have at least 5 dogs. Oh, also a cottage in Muskoka and a bit of free time to visit on weekends in the summer would be amazing. #manifest

 

Who are 3 of your favourite Canadian entrepreneurs that our readers should absolutely be in the know about?

Bryan Espiritu of Legends League (uber talented artist/designer/innovator who always supplies me with insights on entrepreneurship)

Ellen and Jacie from The Gist (badass creators who founded a sports news outlet catered to female sports fans)

Candice Kaye of Candice Kaye Designs (responsible for some of the most iconic Toronto based wall paper prints)

 

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xx

The Cowe