Having spent her career in the City, Manya Klempner was looking for a change. Her idea – to create the “Ocado of fitness”. Working as an emerging markets derivatives banker, her schedule was relentless, both the office hours and the international travel. It meant she rarely found time to visit the gym. Klempner wanted to make fitness more accessible and realistic for modern women and men. Earlier this year, she opened the Rathbone Boxing Club in Fitzrovia, a space that combines the traditional grit and graft of a boxing gym with the comforts of a boutique studio. This is not boxercise or boxing “inspired”; it is real boxing. The model is pay-as-you-go with no joining fees and no monthly dues. We spoke with Manya Klempner about how she created a studio offering world-class training for anyone and everyone who walks though the doors.