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GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN With a move out date of February first, from her old location, she had a lot of work to do, and a limited amount of time to complete it in. Swalboski, her co-workers, friends and family, got together and moved every piece of equipment, the entire gym, to the new location in one weekend, including painting the entire space. “I think that was my most favorite moment, watching this come together,” Swalboski said. “It was cool.” As much as she credits God in everything working out as it has in the past year and a half, she gives equal credit to her parents. “Without my parents’ support, all this stuff wouldn’t of come together like it has. They’re my backbone.” Special credit goes to the woman who taught her all she knows. “I learned all of how I wanted to be in business, from her,” Swalboski said of her mom, Konni Thomas, owner of First Street Coffee. Thomas couldn’t be happier for her daughter’s business venture. “I think it’s fabulous. When she first got the opportunity to take over at the other place, I knew I was losing my right hand at the coffee shop, but I was really excited for her,” Thomas said. “That place was really good, but moving here (the new location), I get goosebumps every time I think about this place,” Thomas said. “It’s just so perfect. It’s the perfect location for her. I’m very proud of her, very proud.” Swalboski, like every successful business owner, aims for the best for her members. “Fitness is so personal to people because it’s where you get your one hour a day. It’s where you get to be free,” Swalboski said. “I want my members to love coming here, I want this to be their safe place, and a place they can call home.” She is confident that with the look of the new gym, and it being a true representation of her, in her role as a trainer, and a person, the current membership of 130 will quickly grow to her target goal of over 200. “I think we can reach that goal.” Swalboski has every intention of completing not only her business goals, but her personal goals as well. “I would love to travel one day. I want to have another business in Gilroy. I would really like to be one those staple pieces of the community where people can rely on me to donate, and rely on me to be there for them, to come to events and be a part of this community,” Swalboski said. Thomas has no doubt when it comes to her daughter’s success in all aspects of her life. “She’s just going to push through no matter what. It’s really amazing. I knew that was the way she’d run her business; she’s going to push through no matter what.” MAY/JUNE 2016 gmhtoday.com 57