Directors Letter - October 2019
July 2015, I took over ownership of Vision Personal Training Prahran, it's fair to say I was in over my head. From being a Personal Trainer/Manager for the previous 5 years, to then taking on the challenge of running my own Personal Training Studio. The last 5 years have been the most challenging I personally faced and at the same time the most satisfying and rewarding.
My first 5 years in the fitness industry I can proudly say I ticked the boxes, from being named Vic PT of the Year, running Marathons, Ironman competitions and competing in fitness events. However, my greatest achievement now is seeing those who have joined our team over the last 5 years go on and do each and every one of my achievements with greater success.
Most recently we've had Luke Sullivan who has qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship race in New Zealand, Lauren Greaves compete in a fitness competition walking away with two First Places and a second Place. In my 10 years in the industry I've never seen a trainer like Drew Robinson with such attention to detail with the anatomy of the body, he's known as "Mr Fix it". The end of 2018 saw Makram aka Makman (Batman) join the team. Makram has set a new PB for our studio with the most Personal Training session completed in a first 12month period, this is a testament to his ongoing learning and development to better his skills every day.
Over the past 12 months the Team has completed an Advance Nutrition Course, Advance Lifting Course and Coaching for Impact to name a few. It's a credit to the team that with their dedication to ongoing learning and development we can ensure we provide the best possible service and experience to everyone we meet. My personal belief is that we're the best fitness facility in the city of Stonnington that not only helps people lose weight but keep it off. Posture is now becoming a bigger issue in society, due to lack of movement, prolonged sitting and mobile device to name a few. Again, I say with great pride, our Team is fully aware of this and as I oversee training programs it gives me great pleasure to watch people stand tall again.
Over the last 5 Years we've had 4 National Weight Loss Challenge winners along with 2 runner's ups. I'm extremely proud of the number of people's lives we've been able to impact and how we've been able to improve the day to day life of so many, physically and mentally.
The last 12 months has definitely been our biggest challenge and frustration in terms of local construction, for many of you I feel your pain with road closures and lack of parking spaces. We've had many people miss their sessions in particular over the last 6months due to this. So, thank you for your patience and sticking with us during this challenging period. Thankfully High street Tram works was only 1 week, Carlton Street (next to studio) is finished and the Prahran Square (Coles Carpark) will officially open 1st December. Please note the Carpark is open now, entrance off Izett Street.
Saturday 2nd of November 6pm at the Flying Duck is our end of challenge party, but also it will be our 5 Year Celebration of myself, the team and you apart of Vision PT Prahran. It would give me great pleasure to see each and every person who has been a part of community over the last 5 years attend. We have Client awards, Trainer awards and some personal thank you to award on the night. Speak with your Trainer on how to book a ticket or speak with me directly. Our awards will be at 7pm so even if you pop in for 30-60minutes that would be fantastic. Family and friends welcome.
2020 is fast approaching and we've already made plans to ensure you succeed over the festive season. Generally, we eat and drink more over December January period, we'll be speaking with everyone to ensure your training is all booked and you don't undo all your hard work. Our first major event for 2020 is Run for the Kids (5km or 12km) at the end of March. In late January 2020, we'll be holding a learn to run program as we want to see as many people get to the start line. Run for the Kids is a fantastic event as a large portion of your entry fee goes directly to the Royal Children Good Friday Appeal. By running you'll be contributing to a fantastic cause.
With so many memories over the last 5 year, I cannot wait to get stuck into the upcoming 5 years as I'm sure we'll be creating many more success stories. Thank you for being a part of Vision PT Prahran, we can't wait to share many more memories with you.
Director VPT Prahran
Picture - Nathan and Legend Adam Ferraro competing in Spartan Race
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