Why Cristiano Left Soccer & I Tore Up Our Studio Plans

In the world of fitness and personal training, the path to success is often paved with unexpected twists and turns. It’s a journey filled with challenges, self-discovery, and, sometimes, the need to take a leap of faith. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the integral members of our team, Cristiano. At the age of 24, Cristiano embarked on a life-changing adventure, leaving behind the sun-kissed landscapes of Italy for a fresh start Down Under. His story is a testament to the power of following one’s passion, even when it means straying from the expected path.

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Chapter 1: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Cristiano’s story begins in Italy, where he grew up with a deep love for soccer. From an early age, the sport coursed through his veins, and he was on the fast track to becoming a professional soccer player. However, as fate would have it, Cristiano found himself at odds with the very game that had defined his identity.

Imagine dedicating your entire life to a single pursuit, only to realize that it might not be the right fit for you. Cristiano faced this pivotal moment in his mid-twenties when he decided to take a step back and reevaluate his path. It was a bold move, one that required him to leave behind not only his dreams but also his home country.

Chapter 2: A Gamble on a Fresh Start

Leaving Italy and venturing into the unknown was a gamble, but it was a gamble that Cristiano was willing to take. He bid farewell to the sun-drenched fields of his youth and set his sights on a new beginning in a land far away – Australia. This move wasn’t just about changing locations; it was about reinventing himself and pursuing a new passion.

In many ways, Cristiano’s journey mirrors the spirit of entrepreneurship. The willingness to take risks, adapt to changing circumstances, and embrace uncertainty is at the core of both his story and the story of Enterprise Fitness, the fitness studio he now calls home.

Chapter 3: The Enterprise Fitness Podcast

Cristiano’s journey is just one of the many fascinating stories we explore on The Enterprise Fitness Podcast. Our podcast takes you behind the scenes, offering an intimate look at what makes Enterprise Fitness tick. We delve deep into the bedrock of our team culture, sharing the secrets of our client community’s success.

One of the lessons Cristiano learned on his journey was that not everything in life can be meticulously planned. Sometimes, you have to toss your plans out the window and start anew. It’s a lesson that rings true in the world of fitness, where adaptation and flexibility are key.

Chapter 4: The Secret Sauce of Our Client Community

At Enterprise Fitness, we believe that success is not just about the physical transformation of our clients; it’s also about the mental and emotional journey they embark on. Our client community is built on trust, support, and a shared commitment to personal growth. Cristiano’s experience and determination have been instrumental in fostering this sense of community.

We encourage you to dive into The Enterprise Fitness Podcast to gain a deeper understanding of our philosophy and approach to fitness. It’s a treasure trove of insights, inspiration, and stories of resilience.


Cristiano’s journey from the sun-kissed fields of Italy to the vibrant fitness community of Enterprise Fitness is a testament to the power of self-discovery and the willingness to take risks. His story, along with the stories of many others, is a reminder that success often comes from unexpected places. So, if you’re looking for inspiration and a glimpse into the world of fitness and personal growth, join us on The Enterprise Fitness Podcast.

You can find us on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever your ears crave quality content. We look forward to sharing more stories of triumph, transformation, and the pursuit of passion with you.

Want more of our philosophies and systems? Grab a copy of our book, The Enterprise Diet: https://enterprisediet.com/

Visit our personal training studio on the web: https://melbournepersonaltrainers.com/personal-training/ 

Check out our courses and education programs: https://enterprisefitnessacademy.com/

ABout the author

My name is Mark Ottobre and I’ve been a personal trainer for almost 20 years.

Over that time, I’ve built my own PT studio, Enterprise Fitness using my in-the-trenches knowledge and experience. I’ve authored a book on training and nutrition. I’ve competed in Strongman and bodybuilding and helped 10,000 clients transform their bodies. When I’m not congratulating my team on transforming another client’s life, I’m teaching our methods to trainers and clients alike on my YouTube channel and podcast.

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