I work out of our Austin Personal Training location, and I was talking to one of our New Orleans personal trainers a few years back. I asked her why there was an influx of business when we hadn’t been doing any promotions, really no marketing of any kind outside of our internet presence. I was heartened to hear her response. She said, “People are starting to know of us in the community. I think we now have an established reputation”. More than a decade ago we asked our clients if they would submit a short testimonial about their experience at our New Orleans location. The result was almost 40 testimonials, 30 of them from doctors. We appreciate those votes of confidence and all the other testimonials made in subsequent years. One of those testimonials was from a client who works with Adam [pictured], one of our trainers. Her doctor told her, “Under no circumstances stop exercising because that is what is keeping you going” Doctors attributed her years of exercise to helping her prevail. We are fortunate to work with so many good people and to help them make positive changes in their lives.
Our clients and our trainers are like a big family that continues to grow. Our facility is a special inviting place where clients look forward to coming. I received an email from someone requesting Amy [pictured] to be her trainer. Amy told me that person had read a review of her on our Kelly Personal Training Yelp page. I checked the page; there were 15 reviews. I reflected back 10 years to when we first opened – no reviews, no Amy, no other trainers, just two clients, and not near enough income to make the rent. It was just my dog Stella and me. It is gratifying to see how far we have come.Kelly Personal Training in Austin now has nine trainers, two dogs Stella and Bella and an expanding client base. Our other facility, New Orleans Personal Training, is thriving as well.