FITNESS YOUR LIFE that fuels
Where We Were, Where We Are Now,
And What Makes Us Successful
I went from focusing my energy on training people to studying team-building skills, leadership, and what it takes to become a great business. Now the strongest asset of the business is the staff — trainers and front-desk personnel alike. I knew that when I started the business, my ultimate goal was to help people. 10 years later, I have a fantastic team that I can rely on to train hundreds of people every day. I would never have been able to train 300–500 people by myself, but now that I know I have such a dedicated team by my side, it’s easily done. I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am without them, and I’m very proud to work with such an amazing team.
I first got into the fitness industry because I was a college football player. While I played, I found myself more interested in the training sessions than playing football, and that led me to pursue a career in personal training.
Seeing this change in the people I was helping sparked my passion for personal training. It was after this discovery of my true passion that I realized I wanted to take it further and start a business to help as many people as I could. Now it’s been about 10 years since I started, and I’m fully dedicated to supporting people in their goals of becoming physically fit. Over those 10 years, I’ve watched my business grow drastically. It first started out of my pickup truck. I had all the equipment I needed in the back and traveled to different locations to train clients. I would train people in my parents’ basement, at local gyms, or in parks and fields. I ran that for about a year until I bought and opened a 6,000-square-foot facility in 2008. Then, last year, we opened our current location, which is a 10,000-square-foot facility. With this upgrade, we can help more people than ever. One of the largest hurdles I faced when starting the business was changing my mindset from trainer to businessman. I was doing all the training myself at first, and that’s who I am at heart. But I realized that in order to grow and help more people, I needed to build a team. I had to hire the right people and, in a sense, multiply myself.
When I first started, my primary focus was training professional athletes, but I also trained some children and adults. It was fulfilling to train these professional athletes, but I couldn’t do much for them. Most of them were trying to maintain their physical fitness and had already gotten to their peak of physical health. The true impact I was making was on the everyday people. I was helping kids become faster, stronger, and more confident and helping adults lose weight and improve their lifestyles — I was changing their lives.
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Gabriele Fitness | www.GabrieleFitness.com | (908) 464-4441
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