Today we’d like to introduce you to Vicki Paquette.
Vicki, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always known my passion was to work with people. I enjoy helping others find the potential they didn’t know they had. As a high schooler, I started working with my former middle school’s track team, alongside my old coach. I helped the kids with drills and injuries and loved watching them get stronger in their sport. It was my middle school coach that got me into the gym in the first place, teaching me the importance of having a strong, solid foundation for any sport. I took that and ran with it, getting heavier into lifting and training through my teens and into adulthood.
I went to college for business and graphic design, but always stayed in the gym and became a personal trainer when I was 22. At 23, the local personal training franchise that I was working for shut down unexpectedly, leaving myself and my clients with nowhere to go. My clients followed me to another studio, and shortly after, in April 2009, I opened Duxbury Fitness. After leasing for 5 years, DuxFit purchased its own building and moved to 612 Congress Street.
I love training and lifting, but my passion is still simply helping other succeed. Success in fitness is so much more than what happens in the gym. I’ve learned so much from my clients over the years of what being healthy looks like to different people. Each client that takes on the journey with me, and my trainers here, become like family.
Has it been a smooth road?
In many ways, it has been a smooth road. The people in this town have been nothing but inviting and loyal. In general, business is never a totally smooth road though! There are always obstacles and always surprises along the way. Any small business owner will tell you it’s not easy wearing so many hats, but I wouldn’t trade it in!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Duxbury Fitness story. Tell us more about the business.
Duxbury Fitness is a small boutique-style personal training studio and membership gym. We specialize in one on one personal training, including nutrition support. Our clients range from young students, through adults into their 80’s. We train sport specific athletes, as well as individuals coming out of rehab. Our focus is a balanced life. Discovering what works for each individual. How fitness fits in their life, and how that relates to the goals they’ve set for themselves.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
There are always new trends popping up in the fitness industry. Everyone’s always looking for the next best thing or quick fix. Every trend always winds up leading people right back to the basics – a healthy balance of mindful nutrition and training.
- Personal training sessions range from $55-$65 per session based on packages
- Remote training and meal plans available ranging from $250-$500 for 12 weeks
- Address: 612 Congress Street
Duxbury MA 02330
- Website: www.duxfit.com
- Phone: 7815364033
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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