Briefly describe your business.
Galeria Estima is a beautiful boutique Personal Training Studio offering One On One Personal Training tailored to each clients specific needs and goals. Sessions are focussed around the major tenets of health and fitness such as full body strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, mobility and integration of all these things working in harmony. My platform is to create happy, healthy, strong and pain free bodies that will serve us through all ages of our lives.
What is your favourite part about doing business in the Shuswap?
This is my first time operating my business in a small community and I love that I have gotten to know so many other small business owners. I love the close-knit community and that we get to see first hand the beauty of shopping local and supporting each other.
What do you think is the key to your success?
I love what I do, I feel authenticity and passion to help people become their strongest version of themselves is the key to ongoing success both personally and in my business succeeding. I have been Personal Training for about 25 years all around the world (New Zealand, Australia, England, Spain and of course here in Canada), throughout all those years I have learned so much about how to care for people whilst motivating them and allowing them to step into their strength, health, and happiness.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting out in Business in Salmon Arm?
Be patient. This is a tight knit little community so it may take a little longer to absorb into the community than it may take in a bigger centre. If you allow things to organically unfold and work hard at your craft and do what you love, you cannot go wrong.
What do you enjoy most about living in the Shuswap?
I love the beauty of our geography with the mountains and the lake. I love that there are so many great things to do that are so close. In the words of my wise 6-year-old Jasmine, “Mama, can you imagine having a better life anywhere other than Salmon Arm?”
Tell us a success story with a client that you are proud of.
I am so proud and inspired by all of my clients daily. The true success story is the commitment they make to show up for themselves every day even when they don’t want to. I love seeing the transformation when someone starts loving the feeling of moving their body and feeling stronger in everything they do. I am honoured and proud that my clients trust me to be part of their journey with what can be as emotional as it is physical. Success is just keeping on going…