For owner and Head Coach of Shred Shop Wellness Complex, Sawyer Telegdy, her mission is to make already strong men and women STRONGER.
Years ago, while working as a manager at Starbucks, Telegdy wanted to climb the corporate ladder, but it wasn't until she heard the phrase, "If you make your passion your career, you will never work another day in your life," that things in her life changed.
From that point on, she decided to take her ten years of Figure Competition experience, personal one-on-one coaching and small group training experience and hit the books.
"I enrolled in mobility classes, nutrition programs, and everything in between. From kettlebells to spin bikes, from Olympic lifting to fascial stretch therapy, if my body could do it, I needed to learn about it and earn a certificate to prove it," she shares. "I left Starbucks and joined a big box gym as a personal trainer. I had the motivation and the experience; I just needed to know the business side. How do I make money doing what I love? What are the legalities? It is important to know and think about - besides the easy part - how to help clients achieve their goals."
After two years, Telegdy established her name, her brand and had already helped hundreds of members learn to love their bodies along the way.
"I was outgrowing the provided space to host classes quickly, so I branched out on my own," she explains. "By October of 2018, 3230 Jefferson Blvd was Shred Shop's first, humble 2,300 square foot home. With 16 bodies being our class limit, as I was the only one coaching while Amanda handled the back of house operations - we quickly outgrew that space within the first seven months of operating."
With being located at 815 Erie Street East, Windsor, Telegdy is surrounded by four inspirational women, Amanda, Sadra, Kyla and Laura, who have helped shape Shred Shop into what it is today.
"The Shred Shop is my opportunity to give each of you a place of salvage. A retreat from everyday life," she says. "A break from the chaos and business of balancing all that we must in our day-to-day activities. This is your place, your shop. Your opportunity to leave life at the door and indulge in pushing some physical and mental boundaries."
Telegdy explains that their success has come from a multitude of things.
"First and foremost, word of mouth carries the most weight. Our members love their experience here and are constantly bringing their friends to join in. Secondly, we definitely emphasize our social media accounts and feature live streams of our classes as well as member Spotlight to keep our community engaged in what we're doing here," she shares. "We also believe very strongly in social media marketing and purchase online ads frequently. The fitness industry is very different in the fact that you need to see it, hear it and feel it to really understand if it's something you want to do and if it's something you will stick with, which is why video marketing is so important for us."
For more information on The Shred Shop Wellness Complex and Sawyer’s amazing team, check out their website below: