Hi GymShack Community!
First, I'd just like to thank all of our loyal customers for visiting and shopping with us over the years! We are entering our 3rd year of business, with thousands of customers served, and even more bottles of protein sold! It's thanks to our customers who have been with us through the past years of successes, failures and transition that has helped to grow our company to what it is today. We remain one of the best priced, most efficient source of ordering supplements and try to offer enough verity to get you all the products you want!
I wanted to start the blog to give you guys an inside view of our company, keep in mind my english and humour is American, so I may be hard to understand at times. Also, my spelling and grammar is terrible, I'm a business man, not an English teacher.
My name is Mike and I'm the owner of GymShack.com. A quick background of myself, I'm American, I was born in the USA, and spent my younger years enjoying life. Growing up I loved riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, playing american football, racing street bikes in the country, and I have a passion for cars, healthy lifestyle, and of course business.
In college I entered a business plan competition and won 1st place with an idea to rent street bikes in NYC. I was awarded a grant, and my first company was born. My passion has always driven me in business, and my first company was no exception. The idea was to rent street bikes out of my garage, so with my grant money and a bike I had already owned, my first business was launched. When the summer ended, I sold all the bikes and bought 12 ATVs and started rented 4 wheel drive off road machines on weekends. I ran my first company for 2 years until I moved to Singapore, at which time I shut the doors.
This was my first business!
While all this was going on, I graduated from college (university) and immediately started working at one of the best investment banks on Wall Street (Which shall remain nameless). After 18 months, I relocated to Singapore, where I then worked for another 4 years before I started GymShack.com!
GymShack.com started as an idea, being American I was used to getting the best products at great prices, and at that time when I moved to Singapore, I couldn't find them, and if I could it was extremely expensive. My business sense kicked in, and I filled the bomb shelter of my apartment with the best supplements that money could buy! For you guys that remember way back when, I used to go to Singpost every morning before work and ship out the orders individually. This was not only expensive, but it was probably really funny to see some American on the MRT carrying 20 lbs of protein every morning. But, with some great loyal customers, GymShack.com moved from my bomb shelter, into a warehouse, and into what it is today.
This whole time I was working at the bank, and running my business on the side, until recently. I quit my bank job 4 months ago, and I am running GymShack.com full time, maybe I'll have another post about this in the future. Now, I spend my time traveling between the USA and Singapore, trying to grow the company and look for ways to expand.
I'm sorry if this was a long post, but I thought it would be great to be able to let our customers see what it is that drives our company. This company was built on hard work, determination, sacrifice, as well as a little luck here and there. I am a firm believer that you make your own destiny, that no one can hold you back, and you have the power to determine where you will be and what kind of person you will become.
Thanks again for all the support over the years, with your help, and our innovation, hopefully we will be around for a long time to come.
Owner and Founder