PINEAPPLE EXPRESS ENTREPRENEURS GET PHYSICAL
Written on the 27 June 2016 by Laura Daquino
THE PINEAPPLE Express boys have jumped on the fast track, opening a gym in Fortitude Valley and ramping up with a Dubai expansion.
The Brisbane entrepreneurs identified a growing segment of young professionals seeking personalised fitness and measured outcomes without engaging a personal trainer.
"Facilities is capped at about 200 to 300 members and the members will pay around the same price as an entry-level personal training session with access to unlimited classes for the week," says Ford.
It's this spark that has bolstered Ford and Sweep as of late and caught the eye of Unita Group's Rob Rowe.
Rowe, a Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year, recently acquired Department Group for an undisclosed amount.
Sweep and Ford will soon move into Rowe's new 972sqm Woolloongabba premises and work alongside Tu Projects, Focused Floor Coverings, Round Peg Design, Equipment One, Rowe Shopfitters, ShopSteel, Art Joinery and Tu Track.
The biggest ticket, however, is introducing Pineapple Express to Dubai.
This is well in the works with a Pineapple Express representative already stationed in Dubai, but Ford says the different pace has set them back.