Mor­ri­son’s still kings of the ring thanks to Chris­tine

Rutherglen Reformer - - Business -

A Dal­marnock fam­ily busi­ness is still pack­ing a punch 30 years af­ter its launch.

Mor­ri­son’s Gym was es­tab­lished in the East End of Glas­gow in 1988 by box­ing en­thu­si­ast Alex Mor­ri­son.

And mov­ing into the busi­ness was a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion for Alex’s daugh­ter, Chris­tine.

Busi­ness­woman Chris­tine says that meet­ing mem­bers and see­ing the ex­tent to which they en­joy work­ing out there gives her a daily buzz.

“This isn’t your usual gym­na­sium,”said Chris­tine. “It’s all about peo­ple. “The fact that Dad’s gym is still go­ing strong af­ter all these years and that he still works out three

Work­ing out Mor­risons gym is still go­ing strong days a week is what makes me most proud.”Bud­ding busi­ness founders have to thor­oughly en­joy their line of work if they are to make a suc­cess of it, in­sists Chris­tine.She ex­plained:“If you don’t en­joy what your do­ing or sell­ing, then don’t do it.“Your heart has got to be in it.”Many fa­mous faces have passed through the doors of Mor­ri­son’s Gym, with Chris­tine’s favourite be­ing Hol­ly­wood star Liam Nee­son.Chris­tine’s aim for the next few years is to con­tinue to help mem­bers to achieve their fit­ness goals and to grow the busi­ness.Although pas­sion­ate about the fam­ily ven­ture and a real fit­ness en­thu­si­ast, Chris­tine’s al­ter­na­tive ca­reer of choice would be work­ing with chil­dren.

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