Terrific Fitness

Terrific Fitness


hey everyone Terri Batsakis here founder of terrific fitness I just wanted to give you a little bit of insight as to who and what terrific fitness are and how I came about to actually create the organization the way that it is today it’s ups done way back all the way from primary school where I guess my foundation was created and evolved from there I was never part of any 12 or society where I could feel that I was part of team camaraderie or supported or or remember where I felt like I was I belonged and so growing up I always felt like the outsider I was bullied at school and I was always treated like the outsider I was always last to be picked on you know PE team sports and things none of the other kids really wanted to join in with me when we have to do group activities in the classroom or anything like that so I always kind of felt like the outsider and even from a teenager of always loved fitness I was always part of gyms right back way back from then and even going to gyms and things afterwards as you know as I grew it from teenager to an adult I never felt like I was a true member of any of the gyms that I ever became a member of yes they had lots of facilities and yes you know I’d walk in and then go hey Terri how you’re going because you know some of them might change it for a number of years and so they knew who I was but they really didn’t know anything about me and they didn’t really take the time to include me in anything or care whether I turned up or not turned up there’d be weeks or months on end when I just wouldn’t come nobody would even pick up the phone to going hey you still alive. No-one cared it was I never felt like I was a true member I just kind of felt like somebody who walked through the door and utilized facilities and that wasn’t directed at one or two gyms that was actually something that I felt in a number of different places where I had tried and I wanted to really create something that had that that member approach that that family approached me you’d walk in and actually felt like someone kicked and if you didn’t turn up someone would pick up and then go hey you are are you still alive is you know is everything okay haven’t seen you here for a few days weeks and I never got that and that’s not a criticism to other places because they’re not going to know what’s going on in my head and what I’ve grown up with and and how I needed to feel part of a team because I’ve never actually had that it was something but I was longing for but I don’t think I’m alone in that I actually think a lot of people feel like me I I kind of feel like and I guess I get is from the people who come and train with us at our studio that a lot of people feel a little bit awkward going to different gyms because they do feel like people stare at them or not look at them at all in some instances maybe pass judgment on them talk about them and and I certainly felt that way and I refuse to believe that I’m the only person out there especially speaking with you know our members a Terrific Fitness there are a lot of those people who were saying to me that you know this is the first place actually feel comfortable walking in and people smile at me and talk to me and no one passes judgment and no one cares what I’m wearing and what i’m doing and whether I’m big or small will fit or unfit or it doesn’t matter at the end of the day what matters is human being who wants some support and wants to feel valued and actually feel like you’re important and that your needs need to be met and that’s valuable and that’s what I wanted to create and I can honestly say thanks to my team and and the people around us at constantly support Terrific Fitness we’ve created exactly that that’s that’s what we’ve really created a home away from home where people I get then we had a situation where this is before we were even in our studio we were still training at one of the halls in one of the local schools because we used to be mobile up and up until a year ago and one of the girls turned up and it wasn’t her she wasn’t due to train that particular night and she rocked up in tears with her boys and I was like oh my god what is wrong and I know I’ve had the worst day and you know life just happened around her and she just she was just beside herself and she said I had nowhere else to go can I please just train tonight and I was like yes of course you can just train tonight and and that was a moment for me because that woman had nowhere to turn and she knew that even back then even when we were mobile we were still a safe zone will still somewhere where you could come and be valued and be treated like you belonged and I think that was my huge aha moment that I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve and for that I couldn’t even explain to you how grateful I am and that that it happened and I’m so blessed and honored to be surrounded by the people that I am and I love what I do each and every day and I really really want to reach out to anyone else who was feeling was or is still feeling the way that I was when I was trying to find the right gyms and you know clubs and societies and so forth to be a part of and if you want to feel valued then you’re the kind of person that we’re looking for we don’t want somebody who’s quite happy to go to a gym and pay their casual classes and just attend in use facilities and that’s great that there’s a zillion different gyms out there for you guys please you know feel free to use those but for that group of people who need that extra bit of family that that bit of support that you need to be valued wanting to be just part of a team to feel like I you know I’m entering a safe zone if if that’s you then you’re the kind of person that we’re looking for because you are going to continue my dream and then I can help you create your dream and together we can help someone else create their dream what we want is a family that’s that’s what Terrific Fitness is all about we are a family business my husband works in there my daughter is one of the assistant coaches in Terrific Fit Kids my son participates in Terrific Fit Kids and talks about taking over the company when I retire good luck buddy it is a family business the staff that work with me we’re all like best of mates we are a massive family and the community that trains with us are the most incredible people that I have the honor to know and and be part of their journey so moving forward if that’s the sort of place that you’re looking for then you’re the sort of person that we’re looking for have a great afternoon

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