Just How We Drew It Up!

A picture is worth how many words? A lot more than is in this post!

In 2014, the gentleman in the photo above, Steve, quickly became my first ever client when I got my first personal training job at Anytime Fitness. Steve trained with me twice per week for a full year.

After that year, I moved my services as a personal trainer to my moms home and founded No Bull Personal Training. Steve stuck with me. He trained with me out of a garage 2 times per week for the next 4 years. Hot summers, cold winters and everything in between.

Late 2019, I came across a space to move my business that felt like the one I had been looking for. It matched just about everything I wanted out my business and personal life. With the advice and help of many, I pulled the trigger – my lease began on February 15.

I was still running business out of the garage while working late into the night and barely sleeping(not proud of it, sleep is important!) to get this new space up and running. I was so close! And the pandemic hit.

In person training was put to a halt. Like many, I scrambled to move my business online…. Steve stuck with me – trained with me online and DID NOT MISS A WEEK.

First ever client. Trained out of a garage for 4 years. Trained online in the midst of a pandemic. And somehow, just how it was drawn up, Steve was the first in person session to ever be held in the new studio 6 freakin’ years later.

This session was a moment in time that I don’t think my words can do justice. Training someone in person after being off for so long felt surreal in itself. To have Steve though, as the first session in this new studio was one of the most full circle moments I have ever experienced. There are so many things that culminated to this moment. It felt surreal. My mind was reeling through the last six years yet at the same time I was totally dialed in on Steve and his session. Steve crushed his session as usual and also demonstrated some impressive mobility gains from online training.

I am grateful beyond words for an outstanding client and a beyond loyal customer. This moment right here, I’m grateful to have shared with him. It’s one I’ll never forget.

Published by Tarek Makled

My name is Tarek Makled. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Range Assessment Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, and a Licensed Kinstretch Instructor. I am also Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certified.

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