Sheree Geci, at the start, opened the doorways at Island Fitness & Massage on November 1, 2010, downstairs at the Aurora Ozone Hotel.
She opened the Kangaroo Island fitness center, which affectionately has become referred to as the “dungeon,” after the two present health options in Kingscote closed their doorways in August 2010.
“I changed into running for See Change Health Club on the time once they closed, and I wasn’t positive what I became going to do next,” Sheree said.
“I had just completed my Cert III in Fitness as a gym trainer and turned into running on completing my Cert IV as a personal instructor once they closed the doors.
“I become desperate to locate somewhere which can take some of the equipment so that the participants as a minimum had someplace they could still educate while I completed my qualifications and worked out what I turned into going to do.
“I approached any enterprise that I thought may additionally have some vacant space, and eventually, the then widespread supervisor of the Ozone, Andrew Duncan, made me a proposal I could not refuse.
“I had constantly desired to run my very own commercial enterprise, but it was truly best a dream until I got chucked inside the deep end with masses of disappointed humans seeking out someplace to preserve their health regime.
“I became petrified and had really no concept what I was doing while it came to jogging an enterprise, I without a doubt learned plenty in a very brief period of time! As it grew to become out, it became the excellent circulate I actually have ever made!”
She said business started pretty well with a regular move of clients within the first 12 months; however, as the word unfold, it quickly got tons busier, and after numerous years, that they had almost outgrown the “dungeon.”
Business stored going from power to power and for the beyond few years; she has been on the lookout for bigger premises.
“Finally an appropriate vicinity became to be had on Osmond Street early this 12 months, and I jumped at the hazard to relocate and make bigger my enterprise,” Sheree stated
“I might be for all time grateful to the Ozone Hotel for the possibility to begin my business downstairs on their premises.
Without their assistance, I certainly don’t assume Island Fitness & Massage could exist today.
“After nearly nine years of being downstairs inside the ‘dungeon,’ it appears like I am leaving home, and whilst I will pass over my Ozone ‘own family.’
“I am searching ahead to developing my enterprise into a larger and better version.
“I would also like to take this possibility to thank my terrific clients, some of whom are nevertheless with me almost nine years later. Without them, Island fitness & Massage would not be what it is these days.”
Island Fitness & Massage is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 1 pm, presenting informal gym visits, supervised periods, month-to-month memberships, 50+ power for lifestyles lessons, private schooling, and massage.