MadLab Gym of the Month: Bodyshop Training Center

Brad Hall and Troy Boot are co-owners of Bodyshop Training Center in West Kelowna, B.C.

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A friendship that started in High School

A stunning 8,500 squarefoot facility visible from a high-traffic commuter’s highway, with 25-foot ceilings and ample natural light, Bodyshop is one of the nicest spaces for fitness I have ever seen.

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They’re this month’s MadLab Group gym of the month, but not because their facility will become the envy of any gym owner who checks it out, but because these two “gym monkeys” from Fort St. John in northern B.C. are relentless in their pursuit to build and maintain a successful business.

When they joined MadLab Group in 2011, they were in a rough place, Hall admitted.

“We didn’t have anything,” said the 47-year-old. “We had 20 members and were running bootcamps.” And not making enough money to come close to making ends meat.

At the time, the MadLab Group admittedly didn’t have much either, except some decent business advice and policies, which Hall and Boot embraced and implemented, and which instantly brought them more success than they’d been having. Specifically, they started selling 10 personal training sessions for $700 to new clients as their fundamentals program, and it made all the difference in the world, Hall explained.

They were sold. And since then, they have been loyal MadLab members—always eager to embrace new best practices when they’re discovered.

“The resources are always getting better. The online school is constantly improving. And there’s a lot of knowledge in their team of people,” Hall said. “I appreciate a company that is always improving their product to help us—constantly evolving. And as a business owner, we want the best systems that are available, so that’s why we stay in the group.”

One thing Hall particularly benefits from are the annual MadLab summits, as it’s a chance to connect and develop relationships with other gym owners.

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Relationship-building on the Vegas strip

“The summits always re-motivate us to get back and keep improving our business,” he said.

Though Hall and Boot are running an incredibly successful business today, neither one of them sugar-coats the challenging experience of running a gym. It’s a ton of work, and it has tested them in ways they weren’t expecting. For one, their partnership has been tested over and over.

“We’re pretty close to best friends, but it’s still hard sometimes. It’s like a marriage. And like a marriage, it takes work. And if you’re not working at it, it gets shitty,” Hall said.

What sets Hall and Boot apart—the main reason they’re the gym of the month—is when challenges and conflicts emerge, they’re willing to put their egos aside and find a way to work together, even if it means testing their friendship—a friendship that started in high school.

One of the problems many gym co-owners face is how to split revenue according to how much work each partner is doing. At Bodyshop, Hall is more of the general manager and administrator, while Boot spends more time on the floor coaching, so recently they have spent some time actively figuring out the best way to split revenue, the best way to work together seamlessly.

They even worked with a counsellor to help them learn to communicate better, which Hall said helped them recognize the bigger picture—to remember that they’re proud and grateful of what they’ve built together.

“Sometimes you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. We have a pretty nice box. We live in Kelowna and we’re coaching and doing what we love. We are living the dream,” Hall said.

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Living the dream in Kelowna

Congratulations Brad and Troy! Happy to have you on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Hall and Troy Boot are co-owners of Bodyshop Training Center in West Kelowna, B.C.

 

 

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A friendship that started in High School

 

A stunning 8,500 squarefoot facility visible from a high traffic commuter’s highway, with 25-foot ceilings and ample natural light, Bodyshop is one of the nicest spaces for fitness I have ever seen.

 

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They’re this month’s MadLab Group gym of the month, but not because their facility will become the envy of any gym owner who checks it out, but because these two “gym monkeys” from Fort St. John in northern B.C. are relentless in their pursuit to build and maintain a successful business.

 

When they joined MadLab Group in 2011, they were in a rough place, Hall admitted.

 

“We didn’t have anything,” said the 47-year-old. “We had 20 members and were running bootcamps.” And not making enough money to come close to making ends meat.

 

At the time, the MadLab Group admittedly didn’t have much either, except some decent business advice and policies, which Hall and Boot embraced and implemented, and which instantly brought them more success than they’d been having. Specifically, they started selling 10 personal training sessions for $700 to new clients as their fundamentals program, and it made all the difference in the world, Hall explained.

 

They were sold. And since then, they have been loyal MadLab members—always eager to embrace new best practices when they’re discovered.

 

“The resources are always getting better. The online school is constantly improving. And there’s a lot of knowledge in their team of people,” Hall said. “I appreciate a company that is always improving their product to help us—constantly evolving. And as a business owner, we want the best systems that are available, so that’s why we stay in the group.”

 

One thing Hall particularly benefits from are the annual MadLab summits, as it’s a chance to connect and develop relationships with other gym owners.

 

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“The summits always re-motivate us to get back and keep improving our business,” he said.

 

Though Hall and Boot are running an incredibly successful business today, neither one of them sugar-coats the challenging experience of running a gym. It’s a ton of work, and it has tested them in ways they weren’t expecting. For one, their partnership has been tested over and over.

 

“We’re pretty close to best friends, but it’s still hard sometimes. It’s like a marriage. And like a marriage, it takes work. And if you’re not working at it, it gets shitty,” Hall said.

 

But what sets Hall and Boot apart—the main reason they’re the gym of the month—is when challenges and conflicts emerge, they’re willing to put their egos aside and find a way to work together, even if it means testing their friendship—a friendship that started in high school.

 

One of the problems many gym co-owners face is how to split revenue according to how much work each partner is doing. At Bodyshop, Hall is more of the general manager and administrator, while Boot spends more time on the floor coaching, so recently they have spent some time actively figuring the best way to split revenue, the best way to work together seamlessly.

 

They even worked with a counsellor to help them learn to communicate better, which Hall said helped them recognize the bigger picture—to remember that they’re proud and grateful of what they’ve built together.

 

“Sometimes you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. We have a pretty nice box. We live in Kelowna and we’re coaching and doing what we love. We are living the dream,” Hall said.

 

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Living the dream in Kelowna

 

Congratulations Brad and Troy! Happy to have you on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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