It was May 1, 1998 the we celebrated our Grand Opening so TODAY we celebrate our 14th Anniversary! What you may not know is that we have been open for one week prior to May 1, 1998 because I thought it would be a good idea to offer the clients that had already joined an grand opening gift – one week of FREE unlimited training – from ME! After surviving that week of MANY training sessions… I thought that as much as I love being a Personal Trainer, perhaps we needed to charge a reasonable rate for it if I wanted to continue making personal training my “day job” and more importantly continue making a difference in people’s lives. I also thought that once we“made it” I was going to get my own place and not have to sleep in the women’s change-room any longer. Although the futon I was sleeping on wasn’t all that uncomfortable, it was the female client that felt uncomfortable when I didn’t get up on time one morning back in 1998. As I was comfortably sleeping in the women’s change-room, another staff member opened up the studio. One of our female clients came in for her training session and then opened the door to the change-room. She found me in my boxers on the futon. She screamed. I screamed. Yes it was rather uncomfortable.
Times have changed but what has not is the reason I keep coming to “BODIES” day in and day out. For me, there really is nothing more gratifying and fulfilling then helping design peoples lifestyles and physiques. BBD offers others the power of change and inspiration to aspire. This gives me a sense of purpose a fulfilment.
Looking back, BBD has been the catalyst for personal change for me and also many clients and staff over the last 14 years. It brought my brother and sister to Woodbridge so we can be together. There are many happily married couples that met each other at BBD. There are many clients, past and current, that now know the transformation that is possible from Training. It is truly empowering.
On behalf of the entire BBD Team, I would like to thank each person who has been a part of our special thing during the last 14 years.
Purple and Proud since 1998,
The Team at Bodies by Design
p.s. to make our female clients feel comfortable… I no longer sleep in the women’s change-room