Placemade is Canada’s first heath, and fitness inspired coworking space!
PlaceMade was founded in April of 2018. The concept came as a result of founder Celia Lopez’s experiences while building her personal training business. She encountered many challenges while building her business and felt there had to be a better way to help people like herself.
To validate the need for space like PlaceMade, they held a soft launch partnering with international fitness brands RYU, Lululemon and local brands, Impact Kitchen and FitRep, to host events to gauge interest and build awareness of the PlaceMade community.
Since their soft launch, PlaceMade has had interviews and discussions with over a hundred industry professionals to gather insight and feedback, all of whom gave two thumbs up for wanting a space like this to exist.
PlaceMade is also the winner of the Ignite Capitals 2018 Start-Up Category and alumni to entrepreneurship programs Business in The Streets, Enterprise Toronto’s Starter Company program and Youth Employment Services BizStart Program.
Since its soft launch in 2018, PlaceMade has grown to its only fully operational facility in Downtown, Toronto and is home to Canada’s first health and fitness inspired coworking space.
PlaceMade is the first of its kind shared space to provide an all-in-one solution made to fit the needs of the rising health and fitness professionals. PlaceMade provides these professionals with access to a fully equipped area (a functional training space, equipment, treatment tables, change rooms/washrooms and access to a shared workspace) to train, educate and treat their clients all under one roof.
Placemade also empowers these professionals with a foundation for success in the industry, including business tools, training and access to a robust network to support them in building and to grow their businesses.