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Advice for people starting out in fitness from 3 gym owners…….

Personal trainer group

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


  • what’s happened since they started?
  •  Where they are now?
  •  Some advice for anybody who is starting out for fitness…..

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,

doing sales

and sign-ups.

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

since then

–  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

everything but

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”

and if 

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

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