Greek-owned gym crowned Victoria’s fitness business of the year

Greek-owned gym crowned Victoria’s fitness business of the year

747 Fitness in Melbourne’s suburb of Dandenong, owned and operated by Kosta Drakoulakos has been topped Victoria’s health enterprise of the yr in AUSactive’s 2022 nationwide awards.

“We’ve been round for 11 years now; the nominations got here in and we got here out on prime regardless of stiff competitors from 30 or 40 different companies,” Kosta instructed Neos Kosmos.

AUSactive is a non-profit group that goals to professionalise the train and lively well being trade, partaking in partnerships, training, accreditation and advocacy work; encouraging Australians to undertake wholesome, lively existence.

Speaking on the strains the final two years of pandemic associated restrictions placed on companies within the health phrase, Kosta says that having come by means of it, the popularity of the award feels nicely earned.

“It was a wrestle discovering a method to function safely however on the finish of the day we began this to higher folks’s lives.”

“So, we received the suitable permits, ran courses in parks, thought of the restrictions on the time. These sorts of actions have an actual optimistic impact on folks’s psychological well being and that was wanted much more so then,” he stated.

747 Fitness gives boxing coaching alongside quite a lot of different health practices Photo: Supplied

Kosta’s enterprise gives quite a lot of courses and actions catering to clientele starting from skilled athletes to unusual folks seeking to enhance their health.

“Some come for the bodily conditioning program, we’ve had athletes from the A-League, Big-Bash, a number of AFL gamers. For others it’s the boxing and kickboxing courses to construct their self-confidence.”

His enterprise is the fruits of a private journey which started in his youth.

“I used to be a aggressive kickboxer from 16, however I’ve simply been in love with well being, health and martial arts ever since I used to be younger.”

“So, I took on additional training, received my certificates III & IV’s in sports activities diet, health and private coaching alongside a diploma of sports activities growth,” he defined.

As nicely as offering group coaching courses in quite a lot of areas alongside private coaching, 747 gives coaching in boxing, energy conditioning packages, even yoga and meditation.

“We attempt to supply a holistic expertise, we cater to all types and that’s form of our mission. We take our consumer assessments very critically, seeking to tailor go well with their coaching to them as a person.”

For Kosta, health and together with it a real sense of wellbeing is core to his way of life, one thing he shares by means of his skilled apply and his enterprise.

“Whatever your ardour is, don’t take heed to anybody aside from your self… you may make something price your life in the event you keep the course.”

Kosta (second from left) with the 747 health battle staff Photo: Supplied

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