We had the good fortune of connecting with Sandy Tocci and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sandy, what do you attribute your success to?
“You don’t build a business, you build people and then people build the business.” As a business owner and entrepreneur, my biggest factor behind the success of our business is the people that we have the pleasure of serving. Over the years, my focus has always been to serve others and to do good for them. Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do but it also makes us happier and healthier too. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas and energy. So if you want to feel good, do good!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Fit4Lyfe is an Interval Training Facility that offers a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. Our group classes are fun and effective, with both morning and evening schedules. Each class lasts one hour and uses a combination of body weight with cardio and resistance training to help you:
• Lose fat, get fit and tone up.
• Decrease stress and increase your energy levels.
• Boost your metabolism and burn a crazy amount of calories, not only during but also after your workout.
What we offer in our gym is unlike any other facility. We not only challenge the body but the mind too. One day you may be doing traditional weighted exercises and the next you’re doing plyo jumps on the tires and moving through a fun-filled routine of challenging stations. Every day is a different routine and in the past 6 years that we have been serving our community, we have NEVER created a duplicate routine. You’ll never find yourself just doing stationary running on a treadmill. If we want you to run, we’re going to send you outside and have you do laps or sprints. Whether your concern is nutrition, fitness, support, motivation or ALL of the above… we have a plan that will work for you. Fit4Lyfe has worked and continues to work with numerous clients near and far that are looking to lose/gain weight, tone up, reshape and commit to a healthier lifestyle. Our goal is to help you make decisions that will ultimately help you change your lifestyle and fight the nasty yo-yo effect. We believe in showing you how fitness can and should be FUN! Remember, no two bodies are the same and they should never be treated that way. We take the time to understand what your goals are and help guide you in that direction for maximum results and FUN! FUN for us is working out, challenging our bodies and participating in events near and far! Whether its a 5K, Marathon, OCR Race or charity event, Fit4Lyfe is THERE and READY to tackle the obstacles! Although we have a physical location, our stretch goes beyond the 4-walls. Our mission has always been to bring people together and to build a strong, solid foundation for every level of fitness.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
South Florida has got to be one of the best places to visit and as a true-Floridian, born and raised is South FL, I’ve definitely had my fair share of adventures and fun; we have some of the best weather year-round to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities! Being such an outdoor enthusiast thats always on the go, my preferred adventures will take you on an active tour around South Florida. I’m a HUGE coffee and breakfast guru so some of my favorite breakfast spots include Milk Money Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, The Alchemist Cafe in Wilton Manors, Roasting Buddies & Our Humble Abode in West Pembroke Pines. There are so many museums and outdoor activities to take advantage of but my faves include indoor Rock Climbing at projectROCK, paddle boarding along the Ft. Lauderdale Intercostal and of course sight-seeing and enjoying the beach anywhere from Miami Beach all the way up to West Palm Beach. We truly live in a melting pot of fun and have an enormous amount of activities to take advantage of.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
From teachers to family to friends to bullies to bosses to co-workers to authors and artists too, I believe that every single person serves a purpose in your life and success; some short term and some for a very long time, each with a learning lesson along the way. Some leave us broken hearted and some help us in ways we never knew we needed. To this day, my biggest supporter has been my husband, Jason. Over the past 17-years, he has allowed me to grow as a woman into the person I am today; while being very patient and supportive of all my crazy ideas. He’s supported my dreams and goals, even when it wasn’t so easy and even when my ideas seemed so far fetched. In addition to raising our family and two very large 4-legged fur friends, a large cat, a hamster and a tortoise, I live a very structured, yet busy, lifestyle that involves super early morning gym sessions to late night work sessions. It takes a very special person to be OK with my lifestyle, to support and to help. We have grown together as friends, as a couple, parents and business owners. Its not easy to date your business partner but it has been well worth the unconditional support and help. He’s the real MVP when dealing with a perfectionist that is not ready to settle for anything less than she deserves!