Food and fitness flourish in Lancaster

by Gary West


A new cafe, which encourages a healthy diet, is to open in the 3-1-5 health club in the city this month.

Sean Thornton and Tom Wilkinson
Sean Thornton and Tom Wilkinson

'Replenish Kitchen', is set to be launched by entrepreneur Tom Wilkinson

Mr Wilkinson used to run The Fenwick Arms in Claughton just outside of Lancaster, which is part of the Seafood Pub Group.

He said: "I loved my job, but when I was approached about this new venture, it was too good to miss and I knew it was now or never.

"I moved here four years ago and learned all about hospitality from the very best in the business. Now it’s time to start the next exciting chapter of my life.

"I have forged a good working relationship with the owners of the gym in recent years and knew just how busy it was from morning until night."

He added: "There is a real community spirit here and a lot of advice is offered to members who want to ensure they eat well to train well. The gym has recently launched a new service called ‘The Academy” which groups PT sessions with nutritional advice, so the Replenish Kitchen offers a perfect synergy.

"The club has some 4,500 members and we hope they will consider Replenish Kitchen as their go to venue for a pre-workout caffeine fix or post workout refuel."

In encouraging members to continue eating well outside of the gym, the Replenish Kitchen will offer clean meat boxes to order and prepared meal boxes for a week, month or even a year.

Additionally, the business will be providing office lunches for businesses, in addition to hosting children's parties.

The owner and director of 3-1-5, Sean Thornton, said: "It is great to be working with a fellow entrepreneur who shares the same values for customer service and expertise which will be at the forefront of our business"

Everything on the menu will have macros detailed so that people can track their food intake.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 12:54PM
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