Look I wanted to do this, this is something really, really unique…..
That I’ve got in the gym with me today cause
this thing happens every Thursday, us dudes
all meet up to train and its guys who came through the Academy and
now they are Personal Trainers out there doing
their own thing
but the other unique thing is they all started here at
Elite and they now own their own gym so I
wanted to get like a little run-through
Q. Scott where did we meet and what were you doing?
Scott “Way back in 2011 I graduated
then I probably floated……
around renting space doing my own thing
was probably doing that for about seven years
and its only in
the last year that I reached out for
I got the two lads (Sean and Jason) to help with my business
and since then
I’ve opened my own gym…..
and I am working less…..
and make more money…..”
Q. How long did it take start to finish?
seven to eight years
Q. So, you weren’t an overnight success? you didn’t just get your cert and then €€€€€€€€€€
no, no, definitely not, I did my time in like a box gym which was hell….
well I guess you
learn a few bits and pieces along the way
but you know it’s all a learning curve
reaching out is the biggest thing
that I could say to anyone.
Q. what advice would you give a younger Scott or anyone else starting off in the industry?
A younger Scott or anyone I would have to say….
….reach out for help don’t be afraid of it
because if you don’t you’re probably
gonna fail anyway
Eoin Gallagher- When did we first meet and what were you up to?
Back in 2012,
I came along and did the course which was absolutely
brilliant, amazing six weeks and I then
went and got an unpaid
internship in a commercial gym
spent eight months there kind of not
really doing too much
kind of cleaning toilets,
I then opened a boot camp in a field and
it started raining as
per usual in Ireland.
I then rented a
space out of a gym in 2015….
In 2016 I opened my own gym in Deansgrange and
it is there now three years
Q. so, you really started from the ground floor up, bootcamp on the beach, how long did it take you to go from there to opening up your own place
took me year,
Q. Ok, that was quick, How did you do it?
a lot of hard work and
I was paying bills but never paying
myself it was always getting the
business up and running and then that’s
where I kind of really needed the help
and that’s when I came back to Sean and Jay and asked for the help and
– we’ve re-done the gym
– I’m working way less, I am actually only coaching 16 hours a week now
and have a very comfortable living at the moment.
Q. What advice would you give to someone starting off in the industry?
When I started I opened up
the doors I was like I thought I knew
really I didn’t and I
needed to ask for help and I think that’s
a big thing for a lot of personal trainers
they’re afraid to ask for help
because they think they’ll be judged in
other ways and where you just need to go
and reach out and ask for the help
“if you don’t try, you’re just gonna stay the same”
you stay the same you’re just gonna crumble.
Catherine you actually didn’t do the course here,
No I didn’t do the course here
I first met the guys back 2 1/2 years ago
Sean mentioned to me
about the mentorship program
but I was working for someone else
at the time I wasn’t very happy,
it took me four months to actually get back
in contact with the lads and join the
mentorship program and since
then I have actually opened my own studio….
I am celebrating a year next month so
everything is going really well…….
Q. what would you say to someone who is looking to get into the industry? As the lads have already said
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help or afraid of failure” – Scott Furlong
“Trainers are afraid to ask enough questions to find out the information that they need and apply it” – Eoin Gallagher
Catherine ” I think get yourself a mentor who’s been there, done that and knows what they doing”
I think that’s really
kind of damn good advice from everyone,
if you want to
know anything else about our courses
I am going to stick the link here where you can download
the prospectus and get everything
you’ll also be getting my daily email
from me which are the notorious,
getting me in a lot of trouble if they don’t give you good
advice they’ll make you laugh till you probably wet your under trousers all right so