Today we’d like to introduce you to Shain Rossi.
Shain, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My fitness journey started when I was very young. My parents got me involved in soccer as soon as I was the proper age. I always remember enjoying running around and exercising. I played sports through college, where I realized I had a passion to help other people. I decided the best way to go about following that passion was in the fitness industry. I became a personal trainer for Bally’s Total Fitness where I had great mentors who taught me many important lessons about personal training, program design, but most importantly how to truly care for my clients and get them to their goals. Bally’s was bought out by LA Fitness, and a very unfortunate time in my life. I had a brother who was on hospice care at home dying of cancer (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma). With his passing, LaFitness was unable to give me the required time off I would need to attend to my family, and my employment with them was terminated. I had too many clients that wish to still train with me and were willing to work with my schedule, which gave me the idea to become an independent personal training and a fitness studio. Unfortunately, that would not be an easy task. Many studios I looked to train out of wanted up front money, with a high percentage of every client I trained. I am an extremely hard worker, and the thought that my hard work would only benefit someone else financially didn’t sit well with me. It was at this point I realized I wanted to create my own company, where I can help new and old trainers with a passion for helping people, focus on client’s results and goals and not leave them in the situation I found myself when I decided to work as an independent trainer. I started training at the gym inside my complex, and slowly built up to my own facility that I currently operate out of.
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?
My road has been everything but smooth. From the get go, I was starting a fitness business while taking care of my family coping with the death of my brother. When I started training out of the gym in my apartment complex, management found out and declined my request to renew my lease agreement. My first fitness facility I operated with a partner who did natural medicine and home health remedies, but they stopped paying rent, and I was evicted from my space, with very short notice. I had to train at a public park with very basic gym equipment (mat, a pair of 5lbs dumbbells, a few rubber bands, and a suspension trainer strap. The road to get to my fitness studio now was hard, but through all those experiences I stayed positive and kept working.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Elite Triangle Fitness story. Tell us more about the business.
At Elite Triangle Fitness I pride myself on being a true health and fitness studio. The most important thing to us is making sure clients achieve their goals, and continue to expand their mindset to make healthy living a lifestyle.
We specialize in results. We have a wide range of different trainers, with different certifications and backgrounds, in order to ensure that every client gets exactly what she needs and wants. I am most proud that everyone that has trained here has left with a positive experience, whether it be hitting their goals, achieving something they thought impossible, or even learning new workouts and ways to stay healthy, at Elite Triangle Fitness you are getting a unique workout tailored to you.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
The best luck I have had in my business life is having my family and friends support. It is them who made it possible for me to be able to start and grow this company. I am truly lucky when it comes to having so many people help me make this dream a reality, so that I may help other people.
- 1-hour session, 3x a week: $33.50 a session
- 1-hour session, 2x a week: $37.50 a session
- Bootcamp Classes: $10 a class.
- Address: 1871 North Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA, 90731
- Website: www.SanPedroTrainer.com
- Phone: 310-480-7380
- Email: EliteTriangleFitness@yahoo.com
- Instagram: EliteTriangleFitness
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EliteTriangleFitness/
- Twitter: @SanPedroTrainer
- Yelp: www.SanPedroTrainer.com/Yelp/