Hartley Wintney’s Steve Bloyce was made redundant from a job in computer hardware in 2018. But he did not let it get him down, instead he used the opportunity to take his career in a different direction. Steve had an accident 4 years earlier and suffered an injury and was unable to use his arm (a Brachial Plexus injury). Since the accident he worked and trained hard to re-gain the use of this arm through the development of his own bespoke exercises and excellent medical support.
This life-changing experience inspired him to develop a business as a Personal Trainer (PT) specialising as a PT for adaptive athletes. He got in touch with the Inspiring Enterprise project and with his business adviser Susan Reviere he embarked on a journey to turn his experiences into a new business opportunity. To add to his skills-set, Steve is currently training to be a physiotherapist and works at Royal Berkshire Hospital to get the further medial experience to support his PT business. Alongside his full-time job Steve is gradually developing his business by providing PT session in the evenings and weekend. You can find out more about Steve: www.mettleplexus.com, Instagram and Youtube.
His Business Adviser Susan commented: “From our initial meeting Steve was committed and focused on becoming a specialist PT for adaptive athletes alongside general PT training. Through regular business planning meetings we developed a structured plan to define his business and revenue goals. It was a great being able to work with Steve and I have no doubt he will have a successful PT business.”