Friday, November 6, 2009

New Venture - Innovative Fitness Port Moody!

The space you see above will soon be a part of the training floor of Innovative Fitness in Port Moody.

If my post frequency has been down a little lately this is why....

For those of you who may not know, I am opening an Innovative Fitness franchise with a partner out in Port Moody, BC.  (That's about 30mins from where I live.)

We are scheduled to open on November 23rd, 2009....  which is right around the corner!

This venture is a really exciting step for me - it signifies the first time in my life that "passion" and "career" can be uttered in the same breath.  I intend to write a more thoughtful post on this in the near future.

I think I can count on one hand the number of times I have mentioned work in this blog...  "work", "career", "paying the bills" has simply not been something that excited me in any way for a long time.  I'm not blaming anyone - after all I have been an entrepreneur, so I only have myself to blame!  It was, however, something I wanted to change - in a big way!  You don't win the Game of Life by toiling away without passion every day...

Fortunately, that phase of my working life seems to be ending...  with this new entrepreneurial venture I am watching my passion and my career merge for the first time and it is very exciting.  Waking up for "work" in the morning has a totally different feel already!

These days there is a mountain of tasks to be seen to - Mt. Innovative.  New businesses need a lot of time and effort (whether you are passionate about them or not).  It has required a shift of priorities - a good thing really.  All of the most important things in life (for me) are now nicely aligned at the top of my priority list.

I look forward to sharing lots more about this venture, and its place in my "bigger picture", on these pages....  hopefully it will be of interest to my readers.   

For opening details, location, offers and lots of current news you can follow Innovative Fitness in Port Moody on Twitter....  CLICK HERE!

In other news...  I also have a new season of racing and training to plan!  That will be fun to do over the next few weeks.  You'll be the first to know!

Some photos from November!!!  (This is not normal November weather in Vancouver!)

Lighthouse Park with the kids.  Mattias is there too but out of sight.

Viggo is still small enough for this....  It's fun to hear his "dada" chatter in my ear...

Beautiful day with dozens of sailboats off Point Atkinson.

Timer shot....  not bad.  Had to photoshop it a bit but I liked the effect.

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Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

That is it... I am moving there and coming to work for you!! Do you think my husband will go for it? I would LOVE to one day being doing what I am most passionate and helping others reach goals they never thought possible.

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! I am sure your wife and kids are so proud of you.

D said...

FUNNY! I noticed just the other day that there's a location opening in PoMo (I do some of my walks out that way). I had NO idea that it was you working hard to get it ready.
Awesome!!!! And in all seriousness, I totally want to work there!

D said...

Side note: I'm pretty sure you drove by me the other day when I was taking one of my dogs out (down Klahanie?).

runninggunner said...

Good luck with the new venture. Race planning time is coming up.

DC said...

See you there! Looking forward to it!

Ri said...

I am so excited for you! Writing this with a big smile on my face. So are you having a grand opening? Can we have balloons and a clown? OK, skip the balloons. Seriously, is there going to be a celebration? I want to come!

2Grandmas2 said...

Congrats, MJ! I am sure you will find great success with this new "leg" of your life.


Chad said...

Those are great photos with the family!

Heather said...

Welcome to Port Moody Meyrick and IF! Great to have your energy here! Heather