D2E Gym steps up its health and fitness business

In 2014, husband and wife duo Mel and Eric Morris took a big gamble. After running bootcamps and personal training sessions for many years, the pair invested their life savings into a gigantic warehouse space in Delacombe, which they turned into D2E Gym.

D2E Gym's Mel and Eric Morris

“We wanted to create a gym that was locally-owned and locally run,” Eric says. “Right from the start it was important to us to create a gym that had a really great atmosphere with friendly staff.”

The 24/7 gym was a hit, attracting a range of residents from across Ballarat. In January, the pair signed the lease to a second premises in Ballarat North.

D2E Gym

Despite D2E gyms being closed due to Stage Three restrictions for most of 2020, Mel and Eric have accessed JobKeeper payments for their staff , renovated the Delacombe gym, created their second gym in Ballarat North and stayed connected to their loyal community through social media and emails.

With sheer ambition and a gutsy work ethic, it looks like there is nothing – not even a global pandemic – that could slow this busy duo down.