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Hi Entrepreneurs Jessica Kate here, Editor of Entrepreneurs of Brisbane (EOB) and Community Manager at Inspire CA.
Being a professional athlete requires a lot of discipline, work and support. It is not a career for the faint of heart, that's for sure! Athletes are almost a 'race' of their own as they are definitely not your average Joe, they think, eat, live and even breath different to the rest of us. I know this first hand as my father is a professional long distance runner. He has competed in many races all over the world. I grew up as one of those children, you know the ones in the 'runner' pram. Dad would run every where training for his next big race. Once my sisters and I grew out of the pram dad made a rickshaw that attached to the back of his pushbike.. there was no stopping this man!
Like every athlete and their relatives know the human body has been amazingly designed but it needs a bit of tender loving care for it to keep pumping. I recently had the provilige of hearing Pedro Alcobio's heart and mission of how he plays an integral part of helping Australia's best athletes keep in top shape so they can perform to win Aussie Gold and represent our country in front of the world.
Here is his story of how he got into the profession of bringing much needed support and therapy to the QLD Ballet, Wallabies, Queensland Reds etc... and has managed to create a world renowned business right here in Brisbane.
PEDRO ALCOBIO: THE HEALTH PLACE
"A little more than 3 years ago, one of my best friends convinced me to be more than just a great therapist, and change the natural health industry. Now we have 2 great clubs while working with Brisbane International , Qld Ballet, Wallabies, the Queensland Reds, Cirque du Soleil etc.
Stop complaining and get shit done.
Opening your own business is not just a one man show. I have learnt so much from my mistakes. I now know what works and what doesn’t, and as a result I am able to train up and equip my staff to fast track their way to success.
Having an incredible team around you and prioritising great communication is the key. As a business owner it can be tempting to get on the ‘high horse’ by thinking that your staff are lucky to be working for you and as a result leave 'good communication' as an afterthought.
Together, we’re working towards changing the natural health industry."
We have a big impact on the professionals lives with what we do. We play a huge part of their recovery. If they miss a treatment they try to look for us as a private client and they use us for that as well. The club isn't telling them that they should use us but because its such a huge part of their recovery they seek us out.
Now their coaches organise their training according to the massage session we give them Everything is coordinated probably. Things are definitely changing in the industry, and thats what we want. Massage is more than an excuse for a relaxation session, it's an opportunity to fix people.
An example of this is one of my older clients, he has been with us for 2 years now, Tony, when he first came to see me he had really bad knees. The doctors said they were so damaged that he needed knee replacements but it has been 2 years and he hasn't needed any knee replacements. He has even been playing golf 3 times a week, going to the gym and he just came back from an 8 week caravan tour with his wife. That's the kind of stories that i love. We managed to take all the symptoms that he was experiencing and not only manage the pain but actually fix him. He is now in a better shape than me!"
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