James Granger, coming back to Saba after 4 years of studying and working in Bonaire at among other Bon Bida Gym, saw opportunities for a new gym on the island. “For a long while there was only one public gym on Saba and it was located in Windward side. When I came back to the island in 2019, I decided to open my own gym in The Bottom”, according to Granger. Yesterday, Wednesday, 12th January a container was transported from Fort Bay to his F3 Fun Free Fitness Center in The Bottom.
While James started with a small gym in a personal training setting, that gym could only accommodate 3 persons at the same time and was, according to Granger, a bit too small. Granger said that while he was looking to expand, the challenge was to source a building that was large enough for his plans. “The Public Entity Saba had a building location under renovations. I turned in my business plan and thankfully my proposal and plan was approved of me getting the building where I can then scale up in size for a larger gym member facility”, says Granger.
Granger’s plans were not new. From the time he was studying at MBO in Bonaire and working at Bon Bida, his plan was always to one day own and operate his own fitness center. Now after a lot of hard work, planning and preparation, Granger hopes to soon open the larger facility on the island.