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Old 04-07-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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First off, I'd like to apologize for not being around lately. MAB had been a real home for me over the last few years and I don't like being pulled away like I have. That being said, I thought I'd come give you guys an update on how my attempt to start a gym is going, seeing as many of you were sounding boards for me for ideas I was having throughout the process.

I ended up setting up my entire gym inside the 2 car garage of my new house. I wanted to get a real location, but I couldn't find just the right place, and after dropping almost $4500 just in equipment I simply can't afford to take on an additional monthly cost. So far, people have been very receptive and I think some people actually get into training in a garage as opposed to a commercial gym.

Once the gym was set up, I started to advertise and market to get athletes in. I got some interest, but it was very limited. After becoming frustrated with the whole process of trying to get athletes into the gym, I decided to shift my focus to adults who are trying to become healthier and lose weight. Since then things are really starting to take off!

So far I have one athlete, a young man who is playing college football next year. 2 weeks ago he struggled to squat triples with 185, last week he squeezed out a couple doubles with 225, then today he knocked off a couple solid triples with 275. He was pretty damn excited! I've also started training a couple guys who are interested in powerlifting, but also want to cut lots of fat and feel better. Next week I'm going to start working with a mother of 3 who's looking to get her body back, and I've also got a couple more people who are excited to start as soon as they get a chance, including an 18 year old female equestrian who wants to build her core and lower body strength.

If things keep growing like this, I'll be able to pay off all my equipment in the next 5-6 months and possibly move into a legit location. I'm also seriously considering putting off school, since if I can get another 5-7 clients I'll be working full time and getting paid pretty well.

I actually have trouble sleeping at night, partly because I'm constantly thinking about how to help my clients, and partly because I'm so EXCITED. Thanks again to everyone here in my MAB family for your help, and if anyone is ever traveling through Ocala in central Florida and wants to get a session in, hit me up and I'll be happy to open my home to any of you.

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Woo hoo! Way to go!
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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I'm really really happy for you, Soldier! I envy your clients, because I don't see how they won't make progress with a coach who gets insomnia over their training!
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:51 PM   #4
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Sounds awesome, mate. Count me among those who wish they could train at such a gym.

That progress with the young footballer is excellent. Well done to both of you!
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:10 AM   #5
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Very very happy for you brother ... keep progressing on all fronts buddy ...
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:02 AM   #6
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Awesome news man!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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Heck, I wish I lived in Ocala Florida!

Your clients are in for some great training and success as long as they listen to you.

I wish you all the best buddy!
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congrats! Glad to hear you are happy and that things are working out.
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Congrats brother, keep it up
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