About Us

WattFit was founded & launched in October 2022 however there is a lot more to share in our story…

Jacob moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2017 to start what was then PEPT (Positive Existence Personal Training) which started as a boot camp running out of local schools, parks & scout halls. The boot camp style training meant lugging kettlebells & boxing gloves around between locations through the day with one goal in mind – to help Sunny Coast locals kick start their health & fitness. Some of the sessions we still run today within our studio were being run back then! There are still a handful of the same kettlebells used in sessions too.

PEPT community photo after workout

As our community grew we quickly found a facility not too far from where we reside now that was 90 square meters… we outgrew this within the year & moved into what we thought would be our forever home just up the road. 400 square meters & multiple spaces & offices with the idea of building a health hub & bringing our community access to many amazing features & experts in the space.

This was quickly shut down through the pandemic & we were forced out of our space for an extended time. At this stage there were many businesses shutting down & struggling to survive, we moved online & ran Zoom sessions daily to keep our members moving & connected. The pandemic brought out the best in all of us & we stayed strong in what we had built & made the impossible work until it was time to return to face-to-face sessions. By this stage, Jacob had decided to continue his dream & reverted back to boot camp style sessions at the local club. Being back face to face meant it didn’t take long to build our community once again & within 12 months we were ready to move into our current location (WattFit HQ).

Clients with a fun face off at the Caloundra Panthers

WattFit was formed… going out as a sole owner & creating WattFit felt like the right timing & all the obstacles we had overcome as a community & business felt like it was all building up to this inevitable decision. Since then we haven’t looked back… We are now a second home to over 60 ongoing group training clients & see 20 face to face personal training clients each week. 

Our studio is first class & hosts both a naturopath and access to body composition scans through the best technology available (Inbody 570/Coastal Body Composition). We can run many session styles including YOGA, PILATES, BOXING, HIIT, SCULPT & POWERLIFT. 

We often speak about the “WattFit Way of Life” & what this means to us. It is always evolving & always growing as we add layers to our community with features & add ons including BODY SCANS, WORKSHOPS, TEAM CHALLENGES for Charity, RUN CLUB, IPOD SHUFFLE NIGHT. 

The WattFit Way of Life needs to be experienced to be truly understood.

Our community & the people in it show up daily in the pursuit of  being better  to become the best version of themselves. They have all had their spark ignited or re-ignited through the impact of our community whether that be through training or building new connections with like minded people. We have community members from all walks of life & a large majority of our members had never set foot inside a gym before starting with us. Helping a bunch of people kick-start their journey & ensuring they enjoy the process of training is something we do like no other. 

Wattfit community picture after a workout

Our core values of INSPIRE. EMPOWER. ENJOY is a summarization of what you can expect to see when you walk in the door being embodied by our community members. We have so many INSPIRATIONAL people with stories that will be sure to pave the way for you to do the same. Our sessions are always guaranteed to have you walking out feeling better than when you walked in, you’ll leave feeling a sense of accomplishment & EMPOWERMENT. Our final core value is truly my favorite & what sets us apart from any other fitness community. We have a huge focus on ENJOYMENT, If you ENJOY your training then you are far more likely to build a great relationship with fitness & continue your journey long into the future.

Photo shoot at WattFit with owner Jacob Watson
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