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Lucy Thomson

Coach Lucy
Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Lucy, studied Fitness, Health and Exercise at Ayrshire College before going on to study Sport and Exercise Science at UWS. Lucy launched her business Coach Lucy to train, educate and motivate individuals who are looking to change their lifestyle.

60-Second Interview

1. Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
My biggest hero, I have 2 they are my parents. I have always looked up to to them, my dad has his own business and is extremely successful and has been for 35 years. I look up to them for their own success and to create a life like they have.
2. What initially attracted you to enterprise?
There was no one thing that really attracted me to it. i didn’t realise that I was already pretty far into my own project already, I just didn’t have a name or a direction. But if I did think about it now I would say that what attracted me to do it was that I feel like there is a need for my services. Growing up I always thought it was jusT normal to be so unconfident and unhappy with myself, but through fitness I have found so much more appreciation and love for my body and look to share that with everyone.
3. Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
My first £10 was for helping my sister deliver our local monthly paper, we use to deliver to over 300 houses from the Friday to the Sunday. On the 2nd last Friday of each month we had our deliveries of the papers and would have to sit and insert each flyer by hand into all of the papers ready to go out and deliver them. It was the first time I had ever worked for someone other than my mum or dad, it was tough but I did it for 2 years after that.
4. What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
Learning that small is beautiful, my business is just in its early stages and its an amazing thing to see it grow. I get caught up sometimes in trying to plan so far ahead and grow in everyway I can I forget to really enjoy what I am creating now although it is on a much smaller scale.
5. Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My clients, they are the people that motivate me everyday to get up at 5.30am and work till 10pm everyday. The big and small achievements they make each day are all what keep me going through the tough times.
6. What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
It may sound cheesy, but I really do love what I do and I love how busy I am, that I sometimes feel like I’m chasing my tail but I get such a buzz off everything I do. I wake up each day to help other people better them self’s and find a new passion they didn’t know they had, but they don’t realise that they do the same for me each day.
7. How do you define success?
I define it from feeling happy, I wouldn’t have success if I didn’t have happiness. I could be a very well paid trainer and to some, very successful but If I wasn’t happy I feel I wouldn’t have success at all.
8. Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
I see my business continuing to grow as a community, working with more individuals of all ages from children to older adults to promote fitness and wellbeing in a number of local facilities. I want to continue to work along side other trainers who share the same passion for what I am doing now.
9. If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
You don’t always need to know what’s happening tomorrow as long as today makes you happy. – Even though I am just out my teenage years...but not by much!