Deciding to leave the comfort of a corporation isn’t easy. Leaving a corporation to go completely independent is even harder. When I realized the monthly quota stress was affecting my enjoyment of working with clients, I decided to go solo. But…where would I work? I had several people wanting to workout with me, but membership and training costs were too expensive. If money wasn’t the problem, the client wasn’t comfortable working out in a large gym.

Finding a Great Workout Space

Fortunately for me, my massage therapist told me about a trainer (Albert Squires) she was working with in a small, private gym. I decided to check it out. The first time, I went in solo and met a couple of the trainers. The second time I took my husband to make sure the gym had everything needed to successfully work with clients.

Where the Heck Is This Workout Place?

The door says REPS. It is located on North Amphlett Blvd in San Mateo and run by Josh Sellers. Josh is awesome. The space has everything trainers and clients need – dumbbells, bars, free weights, fixed weight machines, TRX, cardio machines, boxes, and more. There is enough of space for a few trainers and clients to work without tripping over each other. Josh also does well managing how many people are using the space at one time to make sure there is adequate space for all.

As someone who used to be, and is now working with someone who is, gym shy, this is the perfect gym! As I continue my journey to Austin, Texas next month, I can honestly say that I am going to miss Josh Sellers, Albert Squires, Mark Monay, and their clients. Over the past few months I have really enjoyed the small, family feeling of working here – as have my clients.

If you are a trainer considering setting up your own business, a trainer looking for a new space, or a client with a trainer looking for a training location, I cannot recommend REPS enough.

Keli Hay is a certified personal trainer using her weight loss success to help others.

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