Ep.55: Andrew Simmons – Founder & Director of Vision Personal Training

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On the Bucket List Life Podcast today is Andrew Simmons. Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of Vision Personal Training. He is highly respected in the Health and Fitness Industry, being inducted into the Fitness Australia Roll of Honour in 2013. He was voted National Personal Trainer of the Year in 2003 and Vision was voted Emerging Franchise of the Year for NSW/ACT in 2008. So, this podcast was a bit of a flashback for me as I spend over 20 years in the fitness industry. Andrew and I shared common ground as we both franchised Personal Training studios throughout Australia, with the goal of helping Personal Trainers create a career and help Australia with its obesity epidemic. I have since opted for a career in Personal Development and speaking and Simmo has stayed the course and his business has gone from strength to strength. This is a great episode, I hope you enjoy it!!

During this episode we discuss:

– Andrew’s background and history before starting Vision Personal Training.
– Falling in love with Personal Training
– Starting Vision PT.
– The realisation Andrew needed to create a business rather than a job.
– The growth of the Vision Personal Training.
– The vision for Vision
– Is the fitness industry intimidating?

Key Moments:

[5.45] How Andrew came to start up Vision Personal Training.
[13.10] How Andrew transitioned from aerobic instructor to Personal Trainer.
[18.15] When did Andrew start Vision Personal Training.
[24.40] Heading over to the United States to research and learn from the best.
[30.30] Where is Vision currently at? How has it grown?
[35.00] The vision for Vision
[39.40] How does Andrew see the Fitness Industry in it’s current state.
[42.15] What drives Andrew today?

Mentioned in this podcast:

Links:

Vision Personal Training
Richard Simmons
Les Mills
Fitness First
The E-Myth (Book)
Michael Gerber
Body For Life
Bill Phillips
Filex Fitness Conference
Fitness Together
Craig Harper Podcast
Obesity Rates in Australia
Fitness Australia
Kerry McEvoy
Start With Why (Book)
Simon Sinek
YPO
Tony Robbins
Jim Rohn
John Maxwell
Brett Kelly
Brett Blundy

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