Today we have been open for 5 years. I’m not sure if that is supposed to be of some special significance or not, but I think its safe to say that we’ve made it.
I have to thank the members over the years, the very good athletes who have made me look like a better coach, the very smart members who always ask great questions, the coaches from other gyms who felt like there might have been something worth learning at SSS, the budding Personal Trainers, Physiotherapists and Exercise Science graduates who have joined us in swimming against the current, to my business partner Scott who we couldn’t have climbed to the level we are at now without, and to my girlfriend Su who puts up with not seeing me very much because of the time the gym takes away.
We’ll definitely be in the same location for another year, after that, don’t be surprised if we’re off to something bigger and better.
Shire Speed and Strength will continue, as it has over the last 5 years, to be a place where learning lifting, gymnastic and athletic skills are accessible and affordable. Its still a place where you can just come in and lift if you want or get help with programming or not, do your own thing or be coached as much as you need. People will continue to come here to train instead of exercise, they’ll still come to improve, and ignore the free water bottle elsewhere.
Thank you all very much for making the gym the way I envisioned it to start with.