What I love about Bacchus Marsh and why I love it. Hi, I'm Jake Pearson, I'm 23/24, a personal trainer and a podcaster for the mental health & physical well being podcast 'The Redesign Your Body Podcast'.
I personally moved here in 2015 because I was looking to start a lucrative career in boxing, but quickly found that it wasn't going to happen overnight and that I had no idea on how to get started. That is when I found a Personal Trainer course in Melbourne and began studying to be a Personal Trainer.
It wasn't my intention to become a PT, but it happened on the journey to who I am today and I love it. I would commute two days a week from Bacchus Marsh and met a lot of fantastic people. Ah, the good days of seeing people. As a Personal Trainer, you get up very very early, but what's great about getting up early? The coffee. It keeps me going, and Bacchus Marsh has an abundance of coffee shops at your disposal if you're an avid coffee drinker like me. I love the filter at Botanica, Baby Black or Fossils, you can't go wrong with any of these places, the food & atmosphere is fantastic to.
You've got that real sense of community here in town which made it easier to start my personal training business as everyone knows everyone and makes it really easy to meet new people and form long lasting relationships.
I currently work out of Anytime Fitness Bacchus Marsh which is the local gym here and it has a real sense of community and togetherness
.I've met some fantastic people there which lead me to becoming a broadcaster at Apple 98.5FM.
I have dabbled in radio previously, but I never expected to be invited to present my own radio show there, so I used my personal training knowledge and experience of working with many people from different paths of life to produce the show and now podcast.
How good is Bacchus Marsh?
Let's not forget that it pretty much the dead center of Victoria, you've got Ballarat up the road and Melbourne down the road, which is an incredible mix of country and city with 40minutes each way! And what about all the nature surrounding it? You've got Wombat State Forest, The You Yang's, Werribee Gorge, Trentham Falls, Werribee Beach & Lal Lal Falls just within a 45-1hr drive.
There is absolutely no excuse to be stuck at home on a warm day when you're someone living in Bacchus. Thank you for coming to my blog about why I love Bacchus Marsh, I hope you love it just as much as I do!
Jake Pearson Personal Trainer
Host of the Redesign Your Body Podcast 0490 118 367