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Every Buddies Fitness – with Owner/Founder Stacey Chappell
Every Buddies Fitness is the “anti gym” of fitness and offers a fun and friendly approach to fitness. We offer one-on-one Personal Training, Bring your Buds Partner Training, and Outdoor Bootcamp classes suitable to all fitness levels.
I was inspired to start Every Buddies Fitness after working at a commercial gym for 7 years. I saw so many women coming into the gym and into training sessions with dread in their eyes. They looked like they were having a terrible time and some looked intimidated by the gym environment. I knew I could offer them a better alternative.
I opened my studio last year, quit my full time gig and focused all of my attention on making Every Buddies Fitness thrive. This year I expanded outdoor Bootcamps (located in Oshawa/Courtice) to 4 a week and even added a stroller fitness class. I’ve created an interactive Facebook page where people can view workout tips, videos and advise which has helped me gain a lot of my clients. It has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to continue to grow my brand.
BACD has helped me attach structure to my business planning. I find myself working in mybusiness and BACD has given me the tools, environment and advise to help me work on mybusiness. Also, they have given a lot of advice on local marketing opportunities and network events that I never would have known.
My advice to someone starting their own business; Be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight and there are many setbacks.