Got some Monday Motivation for ya.
Nervous times across society continue. Questions are starting to be asked in all areas including Gyms, viruses, safety and it’s perfectly normal to be asking those questions.
People have asked me…
“what will you do if this happens”
“what will you do if that happens”
“How will you bla bla bla”
Whoa back up.
A LOT of thought goes into the very fine details of Oxygen Health & Fitness.
We’re very proud of the way we’ve able to adapt to some pretty significant challenges over the past 11 years almost.
Here’s how we handle this current challenge…
Prepare for the worst case scenario.
What’s the worse case scenario for Oxygen in these uncertain times?
Like millions of other small businesses across Australia that are hurting and nervously anticipating Thursday’s Government announcement re JobKeeper stimulus etc etc etc.
What can we do to avoid that worst-case scenario?
Give the second half of 2020 our very best effort.
That means taking action on projects we’ve stalled on. It means marketing ourselves better and growing our database of cool, Kiama people who are interested in staying fit, healthy & active in the beautiful town of Kiama. It means following up with prospects better and closing sales with people who are a great fit for our business.
Ok what if it isn’t worst-case scenario?
Like we close, for a while.
We closed down for the first time in 10 years (outside of Xmas holidays) this year and handled it superbly. I never thought after all the obstacles I have faced in setting up the business from a failed business partnership, to being ripped off by 2 former employees, to having the Department of Planning and Kiama Council try really hard to not let us open a Facility…
I never thought a bloody virus would shut me down.
It did though, and we handled it superbly as I mentioned. We were able to lend all our equipment out to our valued Members, with each one receiving a Barbell with Weights, a Set of Dumbbells, a Bench or Ball, A Conditioning tool and a Novelty item. Then we launched Oxygen Online Fitness Training in Kiama and Zoomed 3 times a day for two Months and created an awesome experience for our Members when billions of people were stuck at home with nothing, no equipment and no motivation.
Now that I’ve also made the commitment to re-launch Kiama Boot camp come Spring 2020, I’m doing heaps more Outdoor Training Sessions in Kiama already and really lookin forward to the months ahead.
Between these 2 options, Oxygen Online (Zoom @ Home) and Oxygen Outdoors, we have the best fitness community in Kiama covered.
We’re currently at the end of a 5 year Lease here at Oxygen Health & Fitness.
This business has been my life for over a Decade and I’d hate to see it end.
But none of us know what tomorrow will bring so all I can do is give it a red hot crack for the rest of 2020 and say I did my best. I may do that and still have to close along with millions of other small businesses around the world. I ain’t goin down without a fight though.
If Oxygen had to close, I could walk away content that I gave it my best shot for over a decade. I’m at least preparing myself for a shift within the Fitness Industry by studying for my Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment here in town at Kiama Community College and also my Graduate Certificate of Strength & Conditioning at Uni of Wollongong.
Here’s a recent Indoor/Outdoor combo I did with my Firies mates from Kiama Fire Station 346: