Stacey Chappell

Owner of Every Buddies Fitness

Every Buddies Fitness is the “anti gym” of fitness and offers a fun and friendly approach to fitness. With one on one Personal Training, Bring your Buds Partner Training and Outdoor Bootcamp classes suitable to all fitness levels, there’s something for everyone.

Stacey, why did you think you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

I was inspired to start Every Buddies Fitness after working at a commercial gym for 7 years. I saw so many women coming into the gym and into training sessions with dread in their eyes. They looked like they were having a terrible time and some looked intimidated by the gym environment. I knew I could offer them a better alternative. I opened my studio last year, quit my full time gig and focused all of my attention on making Every Buddies Fitness  thrive. This year I expanded outdoor Bootcamps (located in Oshawa/Courtice) to 4 a week and even added a strollerfitness class. I’ve created an interactive Facebook page where people can view workout tips, videos and advise which has helped me gain a lot of my clients. It has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to continue to grow my brand.

How did BACD help you?

BACD has helped me attach structure to my business planning. I find myself working in my business and BACD has given me the tools, environment and advise to help me work on my business. Also, they have given a lot of advise on local marketing opportunities and network events that I never would have known.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own business?

Be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight and there are many setbacks.