For years I've been saving up my money to open a gym like no other, a gym that that pisses all over corporate culture. A gym that I could be proud of, a gym that violates every norm you've EVER come to know. That gym is Mansion Fitness and I believe so strongly in it, that I am willing to sacrifice everything I've EVER worked for...my savings, my home, my future...to build this dream. Today, I'm signing a personal guarantee that entitles the landlord to take everything I own if I can't come up with the $15,000/month rent. This is my dream and like my clients, it WILL succeed. It HAS TO because I believe in it just as much as I believe in my clients.
Today I venture into uncharted waters with NO help. No loans. No investors. Nothing. Only my life savings and a determination to make this gym a worldwide name in a city I know almost no one in. Honestly, I'm scared. I'm not sure how I'm going to do this, but I'm going to DO IT.
It's unfortunate that no bank or investor will give me a loan. It seems that as soon as I tell lenders that I want to build a gym with fireplaces, chandeliers, velvet flock wallpaper and 100 year old books, a gym that caters to celebrities and successful people...I stand on my own. So be it. Here I am world. I am sacrificing everything I own for this vision of mine. Today, Mansion is born.