Jeffrey: I’m with Filipe Cotas, who’s the owner and head coach at TFW Medway. Filipe, really glad to have you here, and I wonder if you could tell all of us a little bit more about you and your business.
Filipe: Hey, Jeffrey. Thank you for having me, it’s an honor. I am the head coach and owner of TFW Medway. We are one of the 300 affiliates worldwide which we do the Training for Warriors program under the tutelage of Martin Rooney. We basically just build our…our mantra is build muscle, lose fat, feel good. We see a good vast amount of clientele anywhere from your average adult to also your athlete, anywhere from the ages of about 8 to 18 years old give or take. We just basically go after their goals and just try and improve everybody’s, you know, livelihood and such. It’s a pretty cool opportunity to help everybody get better.
Jeffrey: Fantastic. Now, we chatted a while ago and you had just moved into a larger space, and at that time it was about 4,500 square feet. Maybe you could talk a little bit about your journey and how you kinda started out where you were working with someone else, but you want to go out on your own. How did you make that decision and make it happen?
Filipe: Well, I’m 30 years old right now, and, I mean, I’ve been working out ever since I was 14 years old. Got certified right when I turned 18, and at that point on I decided I wanted to, you know, really go for it and really make this a career out of it. At that point I started reading and listening to a bunch of…well, there weren’t really any podcast back then, but reading a bunch of blogs that probably a lot of people are well known. Guys such as Charles Poliquin and Jason Ferruggia and such. Really just told myself, if these guys can do it, why can’t I?