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Hey Everyone!

Today marks Elite In-Home Personal Training’s five year anniversary and I decided that this would be an opportune time to let you know how Elite In-Home Personal Training got started as well as  highlight some of our accomplishments to this point.

I’m sure some of you are wondering why we aren’t doing something exciting to celebrate this milestone in a small businesses lifespan.   The answer is ironic actually, because I am currently on the tail end of a 20 week diet and am only three weeks away from competing for the title of Mr. Contra Costa, four weeks away from competing for the title of Mr. California!  It’s Ironic because I had just won my first bodybuilding competition and had a photo and article printed in FLEX magazine around the time I made the decision to take the plunge into entrepreneurship.

 I was still in college at the time, and although winning my first bodybuilding competition was a great accomplishment, it didn’t translate into more income and well, I was putting myself through college and things were very tight.  Business was so slow that I had to start making more money right away or I was going to be in trouble. I explained my situation to our fitness manager and told me he didn’t want me to go and asked me to do my best to hang on until things picked up again.  I told him I could only afford to wait another two weeks then I would have to give a two week notice and look for another job. I prayed about this a lot. I really enjoyed helping people grow and do things they never knew they could do, and I was good at it. 

A few days later I was training a client when I noticed an unfamiliar face walk into the gym. I was hoping he came in to ask about working with a personal trainer but when he left shortly after he sat down I put the thought out of my mind.  A couple days later the fitness manager gave me his contact information and told me to call him and explained that the reason the guy came in was because he and his wife preferred to work with a personal trainer at their house instead of the gym.  I called later that day and we scheduled a time to meet later that week.  We met and everything went well and he, his wife and I felt it was a good fit.  Before I left we came to an agreement, shook hands and we began working together and continued to do so for nearly three years.

It turns out this guy was a very successful entrepreneur who started his own business when he was 22 years old and never looked back.  Up until this point I had never met someone like this; someone who was very successful in a business they built from the ground up.  Not too long after we started working together he suggested that I start my own business.   He told me there was a need that could be filled and that I should be the one to fill it.  The example he set and those few words of encouragement was enough to inspire me to take action and on  May 5th, 2005,  I opened Elite In-Home Personal Training for business!

It is now 2010 and my team and I have reached a number of important milestones.  By the spring of 2008 I had built Elite In-Home Personal Training up to the point where I was able to quit working at the gym and focus on my business full-time.   I’ve been very fortunate to meet and work with some awesome individuals since then and I would like to think they feel the same about me.  Elite In-Home Personal Training’s staff has helped a lot of people improve their lives for good through health and fitness. 

We have also helped three of our associates make positive changes in their lives as well.  I remember one of our team members saying, “If I didn’t have a job with Elite In-Home Personal Training, I may not have graduated.”  He graduated with a BS in biology and is now trying to get into medical school to become a doctor.  Another personal trainer that we brought on was able to graduate with a business marketing degree.  We now have an office located on K Street in Downtown Sacramento right across form the Convention center and serve all of Sacramento as well as the smaller surrounding communities.  

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in the past as well as everyone we will work with in the future.  The link below is to  the song I will be  using for my posing routine at the Contra.  It’s a must listen! What’s next? Stay tuned, check back often! Thanks again!

WE MADE IT!

And we did… and are! We are ranked as the number one personal training company in Sacramento by Yahoo Local!  

Malcolm Tears II

Founder/CEO

Elite In-Home Personal Training

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