Our Neighbourhood Feature aims to highlight successful business owners in Yaletown. This is your chance to meet the people behind the business and get to know their story.
This weeks featured member is Susan Pira.
Name: Susan Pira
Company: Fit To Be Healthy
Year started: 2012
Why did you start your business in Yaletown?
Yaletown has a vibe that was new and appealing to me. The first time I walked down Mainland Street I fell in love with the neighbourhood! The heritage buildings and sidewalks along with the proximity to the water drew me in. Within a year I moved my studio to Yaletown and I have never looked back.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Watching our clients become stronger, more confident, happier and healthier individuals is the fuel that drives me and my team and definitely the best part of my job.
Complete the following sentence:
“What really makes us unique is…”
Our studio is a ladies-only personal training studio and our team specializes in female fitness and nutrition. Also, we are known for building very strong and long lasting relationships with our clients.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about opening their own business?
My goal was to create a ladies-only personal training studio. I quickly realized how much determination was required to start a business that does not currently exist. I also faced many challenges personally and professionally, including a serious car accident, but I never wavered from my vision. So I believe being determined, persevering through tough times, and being patient is what helped me fulfill my vision.