Our Rise to Success from one small Office to the World’s Largest Fitness Equipment And Treadmill Hire Company Hire Fitness all began back in 2001 in Berkshire, after the birth of my first child. My wife wanted to return to shape after her pregnancy but we quickly realised that the cost of purchasing a high quality piece of fitness equipment was unaffordable. I researched the market and was surprised to learn that nobody was hiring good quality gym equipment anywhere in the UK or Ireland. I took the opportunity to fill that gap and Hire Fitness was born.