How To Start A Gym Business Part I
Hey Joe loving your more recent videos, that shoulder mobility drill is awesome… one of the best things I have done for my shoulders in a long time. Well I’m e-mailing you because I want to know more about how you got to where you are today. You are basically living the dream that I have for my self…. I guess the point of my e-mail is to ask you how you got where you are and how you have gained all the knowledge you have. I applied for PT school recently and would like to one day operate my own physical therapy and athletic performance center. Any books, certs, or business tips you have for me would be greatly appreciated. Jimmy M, CSCS
I’ve been thinking about a “year ending” post, and Jimmy’s email fell right into my lap. I do get this question a lot, and usually only have time to fire a few lines back, but this is the perfect time to do some reflecting.
Although I still don’t think I’ve “made it” by any means, hopefully some of this will provide insight on how we got from A to B. The dates are estimated, as my wife will attest, I am terrible with dates!
Synergy Athletics Timeline
and then an knowledge packed to Elitefts for a seminar….
I also learned writing “F U” on your hoodie helps you dominate a drop set of squats…
Things are happening fast at this point, as the next day we are also squatting at Westside Barbell!
I also headed down to New Jersey a few months later for a “Fast Track” seminar and a few more strength gatherings. Every were I went I kept a “mad scientist” note book that looked like ramblings of a crazy man! I would write down all kinds of stuff I picked up from all these visits and seminars.
Finally, I reached out to my alma mater, Colgate University, and spent a day training with them…
…and one of our former coaches went on to Rutgers so we drove down there and spent a day training with their football team.
Meanwhile, back at the “Synergy Athletics International HQ” (aka my basement) I am constantly refining programs finding the best pieces of each trip/seminar and put it together for our guys.
2010. A major breakthrough year…
PART II coming in a few days….
Joe Hashey, CSCS
PS. Theme of Part I: get your under the bar training, build relationships, and provide a quality product.