The smallest gym in Canberra
I wanted to work in a private gym instead of a big commercial facility.
I had seen trainers in other commercial gyms I trained at and decided that wasn’t something I wanted to be associated with.
An interesting place popped up in the city - House of Reps.
It had a punny name, but that was about all I could establish via the web.
I checked it out and it was literally a room with some squat racks and other gear.
But it was in the city, the equipment was good quality, and the owner, Kieran, was a good guy who took training seriously.
So in June that year, I started doing personal training.
I was still working in a bar when I got back from the UK, so I maintained this for the first few months of PT until it became feasible to quit.
I didn’t have many clients, so there were weeks where the income didn’t even cover the gym rent.
So I would pay for the privilege to work in the morning, and then I would go to the bar at night to recoup those losses.
It seems insane now, reflecting on it, but it just made sense at the time.
I quit the bar on the 31st August 2016 and that was the last day I had a boss (aside from Ellie, but she claims to be more of a director than boss).