Take pride in what you do.

Over the course of my life, I’ve been constantly reminded through my upbringing that one should take pride in everything you do and also in everything you have. Take care of things so they last, fix things that are broken, keep things neat, tidy and organized, etc. etc. That’s how I was brought up, so is the story of my life and why I am how I am. It bothers me to no end when I see things that are disorganized, dirty, and neglected.

Sloppy workmanship is just plain unacceptable to me. I may be guilty of that once in a while myself, I’m human, but it bothers me nevertheless. Laziness, well, I just can’t tolerate it. I’ve found from years of experience, that if you don’t inspect what you expect, things tend to fall apart quite quickly and people tend to take advantage of the fact that they are not being held accountable.

Case in point: G&M Fitness Health Club. The only club in the Niagara Region that opened more than 30 years ago that is still running successfully. Why? Three words: PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

After 33 years in business, I still walk through my club with the utmost pride. Pride in how far we’ve come, pride in the genuinely good people on our staff, pride in my loyal members and pride in my son Matt. I may be a picky bastard most of the time, but for good reason. My pride in our club has never been stronger. I can only hope that because of how we run our club, you, our members are just as proud to be members as I am to be the owner.

As we wrap up this recent renovation, I am already planning for more improvements and services yet to be incorporated…..all in due time.

The speaker series that we’ve started is another service that we’ve included in your membership that I’m very proud of. As I spend more and more time at the club, and watch members train, especially the younger ones, I’m reminded of all of the training mistakes I made as a young weight lifter, and so I’ve put together an instructive class in order to address those mistakes that are commonly made in the gym. This Thursday is when I’ll be presenting it and I hope to see a lot of the youngsters there so I can help them get the most out of their training and avoid all of the common mistakes made when training.

My next one will take place in May. It will be a “hands on” workshop that will take place on the floor in order to go through the proper technique for all of the most common exercises. In closing, I’d like to thank each and every member of our club for your continued support and sometimes patience. I am grateful to have you all as members of my club, and proud of you for knowing how important it is to maintain good health.

With pride and sincerest thanks,