Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I’ve found this to be true, but what he didn’t say is how much work goes into achieving a dream, something I know very well from experience and something I was recently reminded of.
Years ago, my daughter Shanan said “If I marry Nick it will be on Gili Meno.”
“Where I said?”
“Gili Meno. It’s just a two hour boat ride south of Bali.”
Well I’d heard of Bali, but Gile Meno? Turns out it’s a very small Indonesian island that you can walk around in less than an hour.
A few years and a proposal later, my wife and I, joined by a few friends and family, watched as Shanan married Nick along the scenic shores of Gili Meno – the wedding she’d dreamed of.
You can imagine the amount of work that went into planning a wedding on such a remote island from our home base here in San Diego, but somehow we pulled it off, or more specifically, Shanan and my wife, Joy, pulled it off. From halfway around the world, and with the help of the fantastic Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, they managed to plan every detail from the flowers at the ceremony to the cake at the reception on Lombock island, a 15 minute boat ride from the ceremony.
What was once just a dream, became one of the most magnificent and memorable weddings I’ve ever attended.
Likewise, as I look back on almost 40 years in the fitness business, from the day when Total Gym was just a dream to where we stand today, a global leader in the industry, I can think of many, many people who dedicated their time and considerable talents to making Total Gym the success I always knew it could be. From all the employees we’ve had over the years to national dealers and international distributors like, Perform Better, Patterson Medical, Dynatronics , HQH fitness, Physical Company and Total Gym Germany and of course all of our customers – all I can say is Thank You for helping me reach my dream.