Andrew’s Vision Journey
Andrew started out as a gym, aerobics and circuit class instructor whilst completing his Sports Science degree in 1992. Once he received his degree at the end of 1994, he commenced his career as a Personal Trainer within that same commercial facility. After less than one year as a Trainer he was given the opportunity to present on weekends for the international fitness program company Les Mills, who choreograph workout routines and license them to gyms in over 70 countries as well as offering training courses and seminars. Andrew was impressed by Les Mills’ systematic approach to fitness and the supportive environment it offered to employees.
“I loved how when I was part of the Les Mills organization, I was part of a team of people who were helpful and supportive of each other,” he explains. “When I worked in the gym as a Personal Trainer it was dog eat dog. All the personal trainers on the gym floor were in constant competition for clients.”
Andrew’s desire to create a more supportive environment for fitness professionals led him to form Vision Personal Training in August 1999. The company planned to continue operating within the large commercial gym in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire where Andrew was working, but to employ its own team of trainers and centralise the allocation of clients to avoid the endless competition.