Jonathan launches new business JC Fitness

12 Sep 2018

Featured Startup

Having worked in different roles the leisure industry since the age of 16, 30 year old Jonathan Cahill launched his own mobile personal training business JC Fitness with the support of St Helens Chamber.

As an Advanced Personal Trainer, Jonathan offers individual training sessions in people’s homes, workplaces and parks, as well as group sessions and post-natal fitness boot camps. He specialises in offering nutritional advice, creating customised meal plans and training programmes to meet individual needs.

Jonathan commented: “I’ve worked in a number of different areas of the leisure industry and personal training is the area that really stood out.

“I enjoy helping people to achieve their goals and interacting with clients face-to-face. I decided I wanted to work for myself and have the flexibility of being my own boss.”

Jonathan was referred to St Helens Chamber’s business start-up team by his local Job Centre Plus and found out he was eligible to receive New Enterprise Allowance, a package of support from the government to help people into self-employment.

Jonathan met with a business start-up adviser from St Helens Chamber, Steve Mather, to discuss his business plan and attended a business essentials course covering basic start-up knowledge and skills.

Jonathan added: “The tax aspect of the course was really interesting for me as registering my own earnings new was to me at the time.

“I learnt quite a lot on the course and Steve helped me to set up my online tax account so I could declare my earnings.

“All of the start-up support from the Chamber has been great, I can email their advisers any time I need support.

“Staff have been friendly, helpful and approachable throughout the start-up process, they are quick to get back with any queries and have a wealth of knowledge to advise and support.”

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For more information about the free support available from St Helens Chamber to start a business, call 0845 340 9980, email, or visit