Tuesday, January 31, 2006

East Van Mompreneur

Yes, that's me! I've just bought into a pre/postnatal fitness franchise Fit 4 Two!

This is not something sudden for me, it's been something I've been thinking about for a loooooooong time. I decided that when I went on mat leave, that I would try and run some fitness classes in East Vancouver to see if I could make it work. I know the owner, I like the business case and I like collaborating with other people.

You see, I don't want to be an engineer anymore. The people are nice, the money is great, but I'm bored. Not to mention that it's nearly impossible to work part-time. And even if you get to work 4 days a week, you end up doing 5 days worth of work anyways and only getting paid for 4.

Did I mention child care??? SO expensive! I don't want to pay someone an arm and a leg for the priviledge of raising my baby. I can't bear the thought of handing the monkey over everyday to go to a job that I don't even like.

So here I go!

If there are any other moms or moms-to-be in the Vancouver Eastside that are looking for fitness classes and don't want to travel downtown or into the Westside, send them my way!

14 comments:

  1. good luck and here's to wishing you success!

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  2. Congrats again Chica!!!

    I know you'll be stellar!

    J

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  3. Sounds great!! I agree - being an engineer isn't really a part-time activity (and it's boring)...

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  4. THANKS! Now hurry up and get pregnant so you can come to my classes ;) Tee hee!

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  5. Now there is the excuse I need to have another baby...I wonder if my hubby will give in...

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  6. WHHHHAAAAT!!! Callie I can't believe you wrote that!

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  7. Hey Callie, congratulations! Owning your own business is just like having a baby, so I guess you're having twins!!! Let me know if I can help with media outreach...

    I will be a client some time...soon maybe...nothing solid yet but sometime in the next year we will probably be starting. Yikes!!

    Best of luck.

    Tamara

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  8. Oh Callie -- I'm so happy for you!

    As a former fitness student (AND engineer colleague) I know you'll do an excellent job, and chances are likely you'll be happy doing it!

    I'm not likely to be impregnated or impregnate -- but if there's anything else I can do to help, let me know!

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  9. Anna, going for boy #3? You are one brave woman! I wonder if they make triple strollers for Stroller Fitness classes? Now THAT would be a workout!

    Tamara, thanks! I may take you up on that media outreach part... there are so many things to learn! Soon, hey? Sometimes it doesn't take as long as you think to get pregnant! 1.5 months for us!

    Tinfoiled, I haven't heard from you for ages, good to have you back! Thanks for the well-wishes!

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  10. Woo hoo! That sounds amazing!

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  11. Congrats Callie, this is a great idea and you should have a blast! Good luck with the baby too - you must be getting closer every day now...

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  12. that sounds so exciting!! good luck!

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  13. Thanks for all your well-wishes everyone! It's going to be an exciting ride!

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  14. Fitness franchise... That's great. Recently I've written an article about fitness franchise opportunities. Maybe you will find something useful for you.

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