Sitting here this morning in my quiet studio I received a FaceBook Memory. A reflexion of 2013. You can read it at the bottom of this entry. The thing that stood out was having clients lose a combined weight of 379lbs. I did a quick calculation of how much weight members have lost since then...700lbs!
A few years ago I was at my friends wedding and was seated beside a successful business owner. Of Course we spoke about business for a tiny bit. He asked me "how the gym business was going." I replied "pretty good" "But it's not a money maker" he replied, "but I guess if you like doing what your doing its alright." The last sentence stuck with me for the whole night and days, and weeks later. It wasn't a bad thing. I started questioning myself. Why do I do this if I can bring more money home working elsewhere. Running a business with only your wife can be quite stressful. Long hours away from home and kids. Sacrificing a normal social life, even with family. There have been times when I wanted to call it quits. However at the right times I would be reminded why I am doing this. Seeing a Facebook memory showing I helped clients lose 379lbs, then almost 700lbs since then. That's 1000lbs fat loss since July 2013. This is why we do what we do. After reading somewhere that Kahnawake has the highest obesity rate per capita in Canada, I took my 20 years of experience and I started this business to get Kahnawake healthy. We've branched off to neighbouring cities and now online. We do this because this is the path that was chosen for us.
I measure success not in the dollars in my pocket, but with the accomplishments I see in our members.
Rock on Team Total Fitness! We will see you next year!
"Just did my last class of 2013.
Christmas time is usually a time when we spend time with our family and loved ones and create memorable memories. This Christmas our family did something quite different, we had our Christmas feast on the streets of Montreal with people that otherwise couldn't. Words like " Oh wow, this is too much" and " I'll remember this day forever" will be one of my fondest Christmas Memories and quite possibly our new tradition.