4851 Cahaba River Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
205-298-1001 | drakefitnessonline.com/
In a sentence or two, tell the readers a little bit about your business: We are a personal training studio and have been serving our clients for over 6 years now. We do personal training and athletic speed and strength training for all athletes.
What makes your business unique? When you join Drake Fitness you’re not just a client, you become a member of our family. We pride ourselves on service, without it we’re no different than the rest.
What is the funniest or wildest thing that has ever happened or you have found on your property? Oh my, there have been so many wild and funny things that have happened! One event in particular I’ll probably never forget would the time that a missing person from Florida was discovered in the parking lot in a van that she had driven to Birmingham. The van had been parked in the same spot for 4 or 5 days and my neighboring tenant got curious and walked beside the van and saw the lady lying in the floor. She was close to death and the ambulance came to check on her and she barely had a pulse. They took her to the hospital and she made it out alive.
Where would you like to see your business in three years? I’d like to see us still thriving with a lot of the same clients we have now. We have a great group of clients and a lot of them have been with us for the 6 years we’ve been in business and I hope they never leave us. We have a lot of room for growth and I’d like for us to be at full capacity within 3 years.
What do you enjoy most about your business? Obviously it’s our clients that are the most important part of our business, but they are also the most enjoyable part of running our business. In our business you get to know people really well, and that’s why I say our clients are an extension of our family. I got into this business because I have a passion to help people, coach people and see them succeed and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the growth in a lot of clients over the years.
Any interesting company traditions? The only tradition that we have is dressing up on Halloween. I know a lot of places do that, but they don’t do it like we do. We go bizarre and funny! It’s a great time and the clients seemed to really enjoy it.
What makes Shannon Waltchack stand out from other CRE firms? For me it’s their willingness to sit down with you and help you out when needed, for whatever reason. I’ve enjoyed going in to their offices and seeing everybody. They treat you like friends.