On Monday 16 November 2009 Vida (my then business partner) and I officially opened the doors to FastTrack Fit Camp.
It wasn’t a long time in the planning.
- It was a chat about a workshop on running outdoor classes.
- It was finally attending said workshop on outdoor classes (other commitments delayed us to attend earlier).
- It was planning how to run it, who to ask to join us and where to host it.
- It was cajoling my husband to create a logo and a website that we could take payment through.
- It was setting the date and going for it.
The whole thing took 3 weeks.
With hindsight would I do it that way again?
But I also recognise that I probably wouldn’t have started at all if we’d not done it this way.
No plan, no long term strategy, no marketing savvy. Just two fitness instructors with a desire to stop grape-vining for a living but recognising that we were unemployable if we stayed teaching fitness for much longer.
Would I have started an outdoor bootcamp in November? No.
Would I have thought that taking it indoors in a riding school was a good idea (where it was oh so stinky and sandy)? No.
Would I have wanted our clients to be escorted in by tractor because we had so much rain that the farm flooded? Definitely no!
But every little problem made us think how to change it, how to make it more viable.
And so, 10 years on, in what seems like the longest warm up ever, I feel like it’s time to make changes again.
I don’t know what it looks like yet.
I don’t even know when it’s going to start.
But I can feel an excitement in my bones for changes ahead and, given my 10 years experience in keeping things going through the highs and lows of running a business, I am ready for whatever that looks like and whenever it comes.
So if you’re mooning about things in your life not changing. If you feel like you’ve not made the progress you’d hoped, fear not. Things will come to you when you’re ready to act on them.
So on that note I am going to keep the excitement alive with some New Year events to plan and share with you, but also know that when the opportunities arise I’ll see them, grab them and see where I land.
Have a great week!
Events for your diary
Fit Camp at 10! | FastTrack Fit Camp is having a party to celebrate being 10, but also to bring together those people who have helped it last this long…our campers! Full details are HERE, but if you are around on Saturday 16 November and would like to join us please do!
Happiest Year Yet 2020 | Our popular and inspiring New Year event. This year the first Saturday lands on 4 January and we’ll be running from 14.00 – 17.30 at Hilton St. Anne’s Manor Hotel. Full details HERE for early bird seating.
Wellness Rebellion February | This year in a move away from our weekend events I am hosting a one day Wellness Rebellion event in Fleet on 29 February. A full day of all that’s necessary to be truly healthy. Exercise, nutrition, relaxation, sound therapy, colour work and more. More details are HERE. There is an early bird price until 16 November and spaces are already going.
Wellness Rebel 12 Week Health Programme | Our brand new 12 week health and wellness programme starts on Monday 13 January. A combination of Fit Camp, wellness coaching, nutrition and accountability. To register a no-obligation interest in this programme please email Rowena at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep you alerted first.
Social Enterprise News
Last Sunday we hosted a Charity Fund Raising Fit Camp for Dingley’s Promise a Berkshire based charity supporting families with primary aged children with special needs. I am delighted that we were able to raise £220 for this charity. A great turnout and collection. Thank you all who joined us!
Not a lot of sunrise action this week, but I did manage to capture this on one of my walks. A beautifully calm morning it was too.
Have a great week.