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Daily Inspiration: Meet Heather Lachance

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Made Possible Personal Training got started with just one owner in a garage with no air conditioning in the middle of North Carolina. Made Possible was a side hustle I started when I was 22 years old. That side hustle quickly grew into my true passion and I never looked back. In 2015 I met my current business and life partner, we gave up all work goals and took on our life goal of traveling the world. After extensive travel around the world, Saint Pete was the perfect city for us to settle down and fuel the rebirth of our business. Since 2017 we have been thriving and growing in this beautiful city. We opened our own brick and mortar almost two years ago and are serving a 100 members each week. Our team is now three strong and growing.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I don’t think any road is smooth, nor it should be. Every difficulty we have encountered as business owners and life partners is a chance to learn and grow as long as you stop long enough to absorb and appreciate the challenge. You learn just as much from failure as you do from success. I honestly can’t think of one massive roadblock that I don’t look back on and appreciate because it taught us this or that about how to continue and be better. A struggle that has given us massive growth is COVID-19. This horrible pandemic that has and continues to take so many people’s lives has caused growth in our business. Not because we are praying off such a horrible world tragedy but because we immediately changed our business model; not a week later, or a month later, but the next day. Florida shut us down on a Friday and on Monday, we were running full throttle virtual training. We had no idea what we were doing but just as with every other business move we have made, we figure it out as we go! Our clients were depending on us to be able to keep some sort of normalcy in their day to day and we were not about to let them down. COVID19 has and continues to teach us that making quick rash decisions is not always wrong. Trust yourself, trust your partners, and with the support of our amazing members, we will get through it.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
When you walk through our doors, our gym feels different then the average gym space. We are private, we are comforting, clean, and we are 100% individualized; meaning no one trains the same. Members of course are doing similar movements but each member has their own path, their own challenges, their own goals and that is reflected in our programming. Our Coaches are on the in with all our members! We want to know how you feel, how you slept, what you did last weekend, and what’s your favorite Saint Pete lunch spot so we know what to get you for your birthday! We are fueled daily to be better for our amazing community. Our members who are constantly wanting more knowledge, more challenge, more gym time! We awake early each day to provide better service than the day before. One of our main goals day in and day out is to give each one of our members %110 of our commitment, expertise, and willingness to go above and beyond.

At Made Possible Personal Training our goal for our members is to educate them and walk beside them as they take on the challenge of consistently progressing with exercise, healthy eating, sleeping, and overall self-care. Saint Pete is full of hard-working, driven, successful people who entrust in us to keep them mobile, strong, and pain-free so they can continue to focus on the important things in their lives. Whether it be getting up and down off the floor, fixing a tight back, or gaining strength for their upcoming trip to Yellowstone. St Petian’s have welcomed our business, supported us through hard times, and they are always asking how they can help. Made Possible is growing into a beautiful community of supportive, embracing, and uplifting people. We are a gym filled with love, sweat, and support.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I define success as being able to do what I love on a daily basis. The ability to wake up and do something different each day depending on what my business and my people need. Each member that walks into our doors needs something different and if I am able to guide them and start them on a path towards that goal, that is success for me. Success is being able to spend time with my partner and our dog doing the things we love without worrying about our safety, or a roof over our heads, or food on our table. I think of myself as a very simple person and I think with simplicity comes to a lot of happiness.

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