The Back Story:
Five years ago I left my comfortable career to pursue my dream - opening my own educational academy and a gym. The idea however was not to open just a typical academy or gym. The idea was to open two businesses that operated very differently to the usual training provider or gym. I wanted to improve the standards of professionalism in both the fitness industry and vocational training.
For too long I watched as people were treated like objects on a production line - a production line all about statistics and money. I noticed that professional standards within the fitness industry and other vocations were dropping as a result of inadequate, rushed education. I noticed that people were joining gyms only to give up or continue in the same old routine and not achieving anything.
So I wanted to take action. Instead of moaning about it, I decided to go for it. I left my comfortable career and physically built my businesses from the ground up, with no money to begin with. From building classrooms to building a gym, I poured my heart and soul in to everything I did.
Since then, I have managed to inspire a number of people and help to change lives. I've made mistakes along the way and by no means have I been perfect! But one thing I can say for sure is that my integrity and passion for what I do has never changed.
Cutting to the chase: What am I looking to achieve?
So, to cut to the chase, five years later I now feel ready to go further. I want to help tackle childhood obesity. I want to tackle obesity among adults. I want to open a gym facility that offers access to a professional personal trainer as part and parcel of the service. I want my educational academy to be able to recruit more trainees and place them within my new gym. I want my academy to be able to work directly with my gym company to educate and inspire both young people and older people alike to commit to a change in lifestyle for the better. This only happens through education and support.
With the right facilities, with more capacity and potential in place to cater to ALL needs, I can achieve this. I want to grow so that I can have a bigger impact within the community. Offering free seminars to adults and children alike. Exercise classes to all people, including those with disabilities and young children. A professional trainer for each and every member. A real place for real people.
I have found the ideal property. I have found the ideal equipment and I have building plan. I just need the financial assistance to achieve this. I want to do this properly this time, so that I can reach out to so many more people.
My academy has grown from strength to strength. It is now time for my gym to grow. It's a normal gym like most others, it's a place for the community. I love what I do. And I've met people who feel the same.....these people are now part of my team. Please help us to build a bigger, better facility for all.
How am I going to repay you for your investment?
I am offering pay back for your donation in the form of free access to our services. You can either choose free 1-2-1 training and membership to match the size of your donation. Or you can choose to attend one of our accredited vocational courses free of charge to match your donation.
I am also able to offer alternative arrangements to match the size of a donation to thank each and every one of you for your support.