Starting the Business
It all started in 2007 when Arin and Tony met at the gym! They were working long hours in a medically based fitness facility in Indianapolis. They were both feeling a little disappointed about the integrity of the fitness industry and the facility they were employed through did not value the education and knowledge that a Fitness Professional provided.
Based on value, integrity, and passion, Arin and Tony decided to start Transformation Fitness and Wellness. They wanted a Fitness Facility that would give clients an educated solution while maintaining the integrity of the fitness industry. They also wanted to make sure all the Fitness Professionals on staff have the education and skill set to stand by the title Fitness Professional.
To understand the passion and drive behind TFW you must first understand who Arin and Tony.
Tony and I have built a business we are sincerely proud of and it all goes back to perseverance, commitment, and hard work.
We weren’t always successful.
From Struggle to Victory
Tony understands struggle completely he came into this world and struggled for life!
He was born premature and instantly pulled from his mother’s arms and placed on a ventilator to stay alive. He spent the first 16 weeks of his life fighting to stay in this world. Even as an infant, he persevered. He fought for life and won. But the struggle did not stop there. By the time he was in second grade he was struggling with his grades! Some of the teachers considered him lazy and or dumb, but with further testing, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. At that time, they did not understand that people with dyslexia learned differently than the traditional methods. Still to this day he learns and comprehends different than most.
Just when you think you are winning the battle of life you are tossed a curveball. Nine days before Christmas when Tony was 8 years old his father was killed in a car accident. It changed his life forever! His mother did the best she could raising 3 boys on her own. Let’s just say his childhood was not a walk in the park! But, he learned at a young age you have to be in charge of your own destiny and if you want something you have to go make it happen for yourself. You can’t wait for someone to make it happen for you.
Tony went on to get Masters of Science in Biomechanics graduating Cum Laude.
So, with perseverance, commitment, and hard work we opened our doors for Transformation Fitness and Wellness on October 30, 2007, great timing, especially going into the recession. We had a vision and a passion to help our community become healthier and that continues to drive the direction of TFW.
We believe in taking personal responsibility for everything in life, have grit, integrity, build strong relationships and a sense of community and lastly KAIZEN a philosophy of continuous improvement.
At TFW we practice The Transformation Way which is:
- We believe in having an educated fitness solution with Degreed and Certified Coaches
- We help develop better Nutrition habits with real food and AdvoCare Supplementation
- Take Personal Responsibility
- Be Consistent and Commit to the Process
- Show up daily and give 100%
- It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure customers feel great their experience in working with us
- Consistently over deliver
- Practice what you preach
- Be a motivator
- Be a life changer
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