Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott Baker.
Scott, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
New York born and bred, I left a well-paying job in men’s fashion because I felt there was more out there for me to do. I had recently moved to Connecticut and my commute to the city was really cutting into my time of what I liked to do best…workout. So, I decided to do something about that.. I would open my own place. A haven that I would want to workout and hangout in…and with the help of a bank that believed in me and a landlord who liked me, Body Health Club was born out of my dreams, visions and whims.
5 years later, with experience under my belt, lessons learned and a strong desire for more, I sold Body Health Club, left my friends and family, and set out to San Diego to do it all again with edge, style and sophistication.
Now, open for 7 years, I feel like I’m living out my ethos that I wrote so long ago.. Creating an authentic neighborhood gathering place. A unique spot for a healthy lifestyle, motivation, inspiration and creativity. Opening doors for all people to exercise, meet new people for the first time, as well as greeting friends they see every day.
Enchant members and clients with an atmosphere of sophistication and style. To take something common and unimaginative, and weave a sense of romance and community around it. Touch and change people’s lives through my words, actions and creations. And to remain, always remain, humble and hungry.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Taking the road less traveled was filled with bumps and bruises…. coming from a place where everyone wanted to train with me, I struggled to get clients…even trying to give sessions away for free. I hung out at coffee shops and gave everyone in a nice car or workout outfit a business care. I worked out on the beach hoping to get noticed…already a saturated landscape of fitness trainers, I kept grinding…getting clients 1 by 1…all the while growing my repertoire of fun, effective, unique exercises…until one day an opportunity arose… a space had opened up in the building that I wanted to be in…and a client that I helped lose 70lbs, offered to help me get started…and Gemini Fit was born.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Gemini Fit story. Tell us more about the business.
My specialties… getting CEO’s, CFO’s, Presidents, VP’s, entrepreneurs and leaders of industry into their ultimate and peak condition.
My studio is completely private and exclusive. I understand that you sometimes need to get out of your head and into your body for at least an hour a day. I’ve provided a haven for these intelligent, hard working men and women, where I take care of everything..all you need to do is bring that focus and grit..I can tell you that each workout is specialized for each individual..and it is..but that’s what everyone says..what I provide are the intangibles. Knowing when to push, knowing when to ease up, knowing when to be a listening springboard, knowing when to be a friend
Classes are like a full body mini party with up to 10 of your friends. They are fast paced, ever changing, energetic, fun and so effective! Each class will use different styles, modalities, props, toys and all the latest equipment! Creatively planned out with a side of spontaneity!
Gemini Fit Fox Maker..
Almost 2 years ago, I decided to reward the determined, hard working, focused, motivated and motivating women of my studio..each month I award someone a chance to feel special, to feel seen, to feel proud of who they are, and to feel like a model for a day in a moment that is captured to last a lifetime..The title of the Gemini Fit Fox comes with a hair/makeup artist and a professional photoshoot at a location chosen by all of us.
Something special is going on inside these 4 red walls..now open for 7 years, in an industry and an area that has so many choices, my business keeps growing. It’s what I’m most proud of. Oh, and being named Best Personal Trainer by San Diego Magazine..
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Treating every session with a client and every class as if it was the best part of their day…making the workout challenging and fun for all fitness levels…and treating each client whether it was their first session or class or their 100th like they are the most special person in the room.
Able to make a class of 10-12 people feel like it was catered to each one individually, yet use the energy of each person and have it feel like a workout party.
Celebrating my client’s success and the birth of the Gemini Fit Fox.
Creating a culture of where women feel empowered.
Creating something that I love.
- Address: Gemini Fit
742 Genevieve St.,
Solana Beach, CA 92024
- Website: Geminifit.com
- Phone: 17604294321
- Email: email@example.com
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