Chew On It - Life at Elixr

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BY Richard Chew, Founder
Wednesday Jun 01, 2016
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As most of you know, we recently made the difficult decision to close our Park Street club. This came after many months of serious consideration and exploring different options. Unfortunately, suitable new sites were not available and other options were simply not feasible.

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Over the years, people have occasionally commented that ours must be an easy business. I can assure you, there’s no such thing. Fortunately, I love being in the fitness industry (I’ve been part of it for over 35 years) and on the whole it’s been a most rewarding journey. I don’t always get it right, but when people tell me how much Elixr means to them and the positive impact it’s had on their lives, I’m reminded of why I do what I do.

 There’s a wonderful community that exists and thrives at Elixr. We have incredible instructors, teachers and staff who are driven to excel in their field. More importantly, they care and are passionate about what they do. We also have amazing members who have made Elixr a part of their lives and who recognise the benefits that come from exercising regularly, socialising and being part of the Elixr family.

We have wonderful people on our team including some who worked with me at Healthland in the 90’s – these include Marcus Irwin, Michael Jeffreys and Marian Frankel. Then there is Katharine Millard our Pilates Education Director, who inspired me to set up Elixr and Rachel Crompton, Don Peers, Trevor Tangye, Yuki Nakazawa and Nicki Webster who were there with me when we started Elixr more than 12 years ago. I am grateful to them and to the thousands of people who have supported my dream over the years. I fully intend to be involved in the fitness world for as long as I can, and will continue to focus on Elixr’s programs, team and vision.

My journey – in life and business – has had stellar highs and disheartening lows, but I continue to work on realising my mantra: “Life is not easy but don’t make it complex.” I know how precarious and unpredictable life is, and it would be foolish not to be ever conscious of enjoying it to the full and seeing the beauty around us. That is now my journey…

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