It was love at first site when professional boxer, Nathan Gorman first spied the Mercedes-Benz X-Class on the driveway of his strength and conditioning coach, Paul Reed.
Nathan said: “I had been looking for a great strength and conditioning coach to work with, ahead of a fight I have on 10 October. My boxing coach recommended Paul, who is well-known in the area. I first met with Paul to discuss my training a couple of months back and we immediately hit it off, which is so important in the sporting field. One day when I was meeting Paul for a training session in his studio at home, I noticed the Mercedes-Benz X-Class on the driveway and before I knew it, I was asking him for the keys so I could take a look round the interior!”
The first-class interior of the pick-up impressed Nathan as much as the outside of the sleek X-Class, so Paul who is not only experienced in the health and fitness industry, but also an owner director of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor Commercials, organised a two-day test drive of the vehicle, so Nathan could experience this heavyweight over a longer period.
“The test drive sold it to me. I already loved the look of the X-Class, but it was so nice to drive and really convenient with a family. I have had the vehicle for a couple of weeks now but am already using it for everything. There is so much space, so I can even fit my daughter’s giant pushchair in the bed bay and everything is kept safe under the rolling cover. It’s a really excellent vehicle and although mine is an ex-demo with only a couple of thousand miles on the clock, the Approved-Used options from Mercedes-Benz are such high quality that I would never hesitate in buying one. The vehicles are reliable and so well engineered, so I feel really confident in my lease package and can’t wait to continue driving it,” Nathan added.
Nathan has been boxing for 16 years and held the WBC International Silver heavyweight title from 2017 to 2019.
Paul Reed, Rygor owner director, said: “Getting to see a sporting professional like Nathan, alongside a Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle like the X-Class, is a real merging of my two worlds and two of my greatest passions. For me, health and well-being are essential in any business, which is why at Rygor we invest in the wellness of our team members through our #Rygorwellness programme, which offers our staff a range of health benefits. Through working with Nathan, he has really invested in his own health and fitness journey and preparations for his fight over the past couple of months. His dedication has been admirable and it’s a pleasure to work with him both through our strength and conditioning sessions and now as a customer of Rygor. I wish him all the best in his fight this October and am thrilled that he loves the Mercedes-Benz X-Class as much as we do!”
With 11 branches throughout Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Rygor are a multi award winning specialist Mercedes-Benz van and truck Dealership.