Starting the Business
It all started when Arin and Tony met, and of course, they met at the gym! They were working long hours in a medically-based fitness facility in Indianapolis. Then in 2007, they both felt they could impact their clients at a higher level by opening their own business.
Based on value, integrity, and passion, Arin and Tony decided to start Transformation Fitness and Wellness. They wanted a fitness facility that would give clients an educated solution while maintaining the integrity of the fitness industry.
They focus on helping high performers simplify fitness and wellness so they can succeed with all the demands of their everyday life.
But they want you to know, the Path is Never Straight…
They both can share their Struggles and Triumphs…
Tony understands struggle completely he came into this world and struggled for life!
He was born premature and instantly pulled from his mother’s arms and placed on a ventilator to stay alive. He spent the first 16 weeks of his life fighting to stay in this world. Even as an infant, he persevered. He fought for life and won.
But the struggle did not stop there.
By the time he was in second grade he was struggling with his grades! Some of the teachers considered him lazy and or dumb, but with further testing, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.
At that time, they did not understand that people with dyslexia learned differently than the traditional methods. Still to this day he learns and comprehends different than most.
Just when you think you are enjoying a normal childhood; you are tossed a curveball.
Nine days before Christmas when Tony was 8 years old his father was killed in a car accident. It changed his life forever! His mother did the best she could raising 3 boys on her own.
Let’s just say his childhood was not a walk in the park! He learned at a young age you have to be in charge of your own destiny and if you want something you have to go make it happen for yourself. You can’t wait for someone to make it happen for you.
In starting this business, Arin and Tony decided to purchase their building, they got turned down 9 times and finally found a bank willing to help…after all we were in a recession. 7 years later they were having a good problem, they had outgrown that space. They went on to purchase a second building, where TFW is today. Thankfully that transaction went a bit smoother.
As life was progressing, somewhere in there they got married and next comes kids right! Arin and Tony were expecting their first child, pregnancy was overall great and uneventful until came time to deliver.
Arin spent 55 hours in labor, getting two infections, and ultimately their son was born unresponsive. They spent 9 days in the NICU and finally welcome their healthy son home.
Post his birth Arin continued to struggle with PTSD from his birth, along with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. It has been a long battle, but with good nutrition, exercise, and a lot of therapy she has fought each day to cope and continue to serve others.
Thankfully a couple of years later, Arin and Tony welcomed their daughter into this world through an uneventful 6-hour water birth!
They decided it was time to move out of their 2-bedroom/2-bath home with two kids and went on to build their dream home. 42 days into living in that home, they uncovered structural issues, fire hazards and so much more. After 7 months, attorneys, structural engineers, and inspectors they finally got the builder to buy back their dream home.
They share these stories because the journey is never straight. Just like a weight loss journey, there will be ups and downs. It’s not going to be easy, but if you stay consistent results will come.
All these struggles, challenges led them to the program they offer today. They start each workout with a unique warm-up. They have integrated Reflexive Performance Reset, where you wake up the nervous system before moving your muscles.
These activations can ALSO help with stress, anxiety, or be used as coping mechanisms.
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