After over 6 years of working in the fitness industry as an employed coach for other gyms, I found myself at a crossroads in my career. I’d recently moved roles, into a new gym and job that I thought was the way forward for me… then Covid hit.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and if I’m truly honest with myself, that move wasn’t the right one, it was just delaying my ultimate goal and big move; to build something for myself.
Being a good Coach at highly reputable gyms was a great position to be in, and I learn’t a huge amount, however, I was scared to take a leap. This was driven by the unknown and not having the know-how or belief to take the first step.
In March last year, I reached out to Jenz and Ollie who I already knew and trusted and sought the advice and guidance I needed. The PFCA mentorship has many facets to it, whether you’re new to the industry or an established Coach. What I needed at that point was belief and confidence, in shaping how and why I wanted to set up Sustain Performance. There was no eureka moment per se, but a reasoned conclusion that this was something I’d been wanting for a while, paired with a push and clarity whilst I had the opportunity to do it. They helped me map out the process and what was required.
Over the last 12 months, I’ve seen growth both personally and professionally. Sustain Performance has grown exponentially, from a concept to a real brand and business that I’m excited to grow. Continually working with Jenz and Ollie, knowing that I have them “in my corner” and being able to seek guidance and be challenged constructively has been a vital cog in my and Sustain Performance’s development.
On a personal level, my mindset has shifted, my belief and confidence in my position within the industry and my conviction in what I’m doing has been game-changing.
It’s never too late to seek advice and mentoring; even with sound knowledge and experience – there is always more to learn. You don’t know what you don’t know… sometimes you just need someone to help you realise that.