On the 1st January 2006, and with only a few weeks notice, I set up my own business as a Personal Trainer. I had been doing some Personal Training in my spare time while working in a gym and had a few clients to get started with but I didn’t think for one minute that I would be sitting here 11 years on celebrating the longest I’ve ever been in one job. Except it’s not a job. When you do something that you’re passionate about, it’s not a chore and you wake up every day buzzing and looking forward to the day ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has invested in me to help them achieve their goals whether it has been through 1-1 training or any of my running groups or classes over the years. I really appreciate every single one of you and you have all taught me something as much as I have been able to teach you that, without which, I wouldn’t be here today writing this. I would also like to thank all those who have taken the time to ‘like’ or comment on my social media posts or blog posts. I have always gone with the belief that if one person reads them and gets something from then its been worth doing.
Thank you to the course providers who have created the opportunity for me to learn and challenge me in a way I didn’t take advantage of when I was at school. All the courses I’ve done have taught me something valuable either by transforming the way I approach fitness training or evaluate what I look for when I source new courses. Thank you especially to Premier Global for helping me launch my journey in fitness, Faster for giving me the knowledge and confidence to question everything, including my own beliefs, and to research to find the answers to the questions I have and to Bryce Redford and Gerry Murray for teaching me NLP that has completely invaluable to me in the way I coach people.
Thank you also to everyone I’ve met over the years in coffee shops, in the gym, at networking events and even chatting to in the street. Your words of advice and encouragement have inspired me to take risks that have allowed me and my business to grow in the way that it has.
It’s been 11 years but it still seems like yesterday! Here’s to the next 11 years and beyond and the adventures and challenges that lie ahead!