WHO IS WAYNE LARGE?
Hi my name is Wayne Large in the Founder Absolute Training and Nutrition. I started ATN in 2005, working out of a big box gym. I really thought I had a great business. Working in the gym all day building up a “solid business”. Or so I thought. In 2007 the gym I worked in closed. I went from £1700 a week to £0 in a matter of weeks. Lesson from this, I needed to be in control of my business.
Like a lot of PTs I worked long hours, slowly building my business back up. It seemed to take forever to do, seriously long days, no holidays, no time off even if I was ill. Something needed to change.
I had no idea what that was. I started looking into business particularly those who were doing well in the industry. I saw an ad for a PT business weekend in LA. I asked my wife what she thought and she replied can we afford it, I replied I don’t think I can afford not to.
Fast forward I learned some massive lessons. The biggest one was, you have to spend money to make money.
However it was difficult, I was afraid to spend money “on” the business, I went on courses, I bought kit, but I spent nothing on the business, nothing that would move my business forward.
The minute I started spending money on business, and learning about business, and working with people who were doing well my business grew.
Today I have a team of 13 people working with in Absolute. We have multiple facilities and grow from strength to strength.