Today is FastTrack Fit Camp’s 9th birthday.
I had no idea nine years ago that I’d still be here running a business, that started on a bit of a whim, as a way to get out of physically teaching fitness to something that kept me (and at that time Vida too) in the fitness business.
It really has flown.
So today I really just want to say thank you.
Thank you to our longstanding regulars, the Romans Property Services team, our fair weather campers, our Mums and Babes, the Sunday Wake Up-ers, the tried-it-once campers, those of you who’ve moved away and those of you who’ve gone onto new and different fitness regimes.To those of you who’ve attended events, workshops and meetings as I learn new things and pass it on.
Thank you to our schools and venue hirers who allow us to use their premises.
Thank you to the people Fit Camp advertises with for chasing me for their deadlines and helping us reach more people.
Thank you to my Athena network of ladies who for 9 years have listened to me talk, tried out camp, shared their businesses with me and helped me and my business to develop and grow.
Thank you to the wonderful team of instructors I have to help me run the 23 sessions a week. To Karen who has been with me for 8 years. Is the zany to my practical and the Santa to my Grinch. To Kirsty who came as a camper originally and made it very clear that she wanted to work with us when the opportunity arose and complemented the Devon Walking Weekender in June perfectly. To Vicki who has made Baby Boot Camp the lovely place it is and her persistence in wanting to take the opportunity to work with us too when it was available. Thank you to Laura and Porscha and Emma who all have trained to be fitness instructors and personal trainers in the last few years having all been campers with us before and make a trio of roving cover instructors across all our venues. Finally thank you to the backroom support I get from Nia who quietly and calmly deals with our new and existing clients, fiddly jobs like folding teeshirts and stuffing gift bags and being damn reliable!
Thank you to those of you who opted-in to read a weekly Friday with Heidi earlier this year. The GDPR deadline was messy for people and I am so pleased that we managed to keep a substantial number of our readers when it was our turn to ask. I am grateful to hear your stories each week and your comments about my musings.
Thank you to anyone who has been to one of our many Charity Family Camps over the past few years. We have raised a significant amount of money for local charities that always goes to good use, so thank you for your generosity in your efforts to get fit.
Thank you to my newest clients who have undertaken the Metabolic Balance programme. Since I started running it 18 months ago there has been a collective weight loss of 77 stone… yep. Just let that sink in! It’s a programme that’s individual and works.
And finally thank you to Mr Strickers. He puts up with a lot 🙂 Earlier this year I was walking one morning and saw a middle aged man walking his two dogs and I had an inward chuckle that went something along the lines of “I can see you got dogs when your kids left home, I’m not getting a dog“. A few paces on I realised I didn’t need a dog, I had a business – it’s become my third child and as such gets more attention than necessary at times. So to him for putting up with that , I thank you too.
Before I go, I have one last request.Think of it as a birthday present. If you’ve benefited in some way from what we do over the last 9 years I’d be very grateful if you’d write us a Google review. They really help with getting our profile out to more people when they’re searching on the internet and your words may well help them make a decision one way or the other. Thank you.
To do this, type into the search bar ‘FastTrack Fit Camp Wokingham’ and we should appear on the right hand side (see image) and you can then click on ‘Google Reviews’ to add your words. If you’ve written one before you won’t be able to do so again (thank you again for that) but if you haven’t and wanted to I’d be chuffed. It would be nice to see if we can get it to 25 reviews by the end of the day.
Have a great weekend and I’ll raise a glass to you all this weekend.