As I write this piece I am in the process of releasing a dream and something I have been working towards for the last five years. When I first came into the fitness industry I felt like I belonged. It was a place where I loved the experiences, the people, the learning curves, and the newfound knowledge I was exposed to every day. Having been very obese, completely lost, and hating exercise only four years previously to starting as a fitness advisor, my life had completely changed.
Looking back now on that time it was the most important and productive part of my life and the start of something amazing. I worked in the best commercial gym in Glasgow working my way from being a part-time student employee, to a full-time fitness advisor and group exercise instructor, to then being the most productive and successful personal trainer within that company. Finally going fully self-employed as a health and fitness coach in January 2007 by launching DMC Fitness.
Only the other day I was looking through old paperwork and I found my first ever business plan. My mission statement reads,
“Our mission is to play an active role in integrating activity, exercise, and healthy living into one routine so as to enhance the quality of an individual’s lifestyle, through motivation, education, advice, and support. By doing so exercise and healthy living will be used as the vehicle to allow us to achieve our goals, release and accomplish our dreams”.
It hasn’t changed and we are passionately driving it forward positively affecting as many people as possible with our style of health and fitness coaching. You see, this is what has taken me to where I am today, my passion it’s what makes me feel alive. My whole life changed for the better a total transformation when I got up and started to exercise.
As cheesy as it may sound I believe everyone has a calling in this life and mine is to go out there and help as many people as possible find happiness through health and fitness.
Everything else that falls into place around that for me is a by-product of my drive and ambition to help others get and experience the life-changing results I did, have, and will continue to get as my journey progresses.
I have always been a dreamer, have ‘never let the truth get in the way of a good story, and had a vision of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to build and accomplish. Now as I sit here at 4 am typing away I am realising my dream is coming true. Each morning as I drive up to our new state-of-the-art training facility at DMC Headquarters Glasgow, I get butterflies. Three months on I still get excited and think wow I have my own gym.
Having come from very humble beginnings and worked diligently towards this goal. I have learned so many valuable lessons along the way and as my experience grows out of its infancy when I look back I remember all the amazing people along the journey so far who have assisted, guided, and helped me get to where I am today. To view the complete gym renovation/transformation click here
Those people from the past and the crew I have around me were and are a reason I am where I am today and for that, I will always be forever grateful. There are so many to mention and if they are reading this they know who they are because they will have felt my emotion when I hugged them.
Love, honesty, passion, a drive to be a good person and help other around me, personal determination to prove to myself that I can be a winner and achieve great things, diligence, self-belief, and courage have taken me to where I stand just now.
As the next chapter unfolds, our advertising and marketing campaign begins, and we go live to the public offering our experience, and as my team of coaches grows, it feels like we are at the beginning again, a new beginning, the start of something greater and more powerful than anything in the past.
A challenge, an opportunity for personal success, and a training facility where people can achieve their goals, release and accomplish their dreams.
In the words of Walt Disney
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”.
Thanks for reading
“Strength For Life”