BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Schuyler Archambault, Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer of Arch Physical Therapy and Fitness

What is your name?

Schuyler Archambault

What is your title?

Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer

What is your business name?

What is your website URL?

What is your Instagram handle?

What is your LinkedIn URL?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women member?

I have been in the group a few years, but just joined the inner circle

Where are you based? How did you end up there?

Back Bay and virtually anywhere! I have been working in the industry in Boston for 7 years so I wanted to stay where my clients could continue working with me in person.

Tell us more about your company! What do you do and what pushed you to start?

I have been a personal trainer for the past 8 years. While in grad school to become a Physical Therapist (PT), I continued working as a personal trainer at two gyms. After completing PT school, I loved personal training and decided to continue training clients on the side while working a full time PT job. I did that for four years prior to burning out from working too many hours. I started my own business so I could do both physical therapy and personal training together full time. I am so excited to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on my future clients.

What is your definition of success? How do you know when you’ve reached it?

My definition of success is not only making a positive impact on my clients lives but empowering them as well, and teaching physical therapy clients with chronic pain how to manage it on their own. I will know I have reached it when I run into a past physical therapy client who tells me they are able to manage their flare ups on their own from what I taught them, and that they are able to do all the fun activities they want to in life. Or having a personal training client who was able to take the hike with their family and not feel like the whole group was waiting for them to catch up.

Tell us about your most transformational moment as an entrepreneur?

Pushing the imposter syndrome aside, and getting comfortable with being really far outside of my usual comfort zone

What was one of your biggest challenges in business?

Juggling all the hats! It is just me, making all the decisions, doing the marketing, the finances, the emails and doing the face to face client work as well. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming because I am only an expert in physical therapy and personal training.

How do you handle the harder days? The struggles? Those moments when you feel like giving up?

Taking time for a mental break which for me looks like going on a walk with my husband, or calling my parents. By taking a break to exercises, then writing a list of how can I move forward. It’s really hard to not stay “stuck”, but allowing myself space to feel my emotions, but then putting those aside so I can move on is huge.

How has being a Boston Business Women Inner Circle member positively influenced your life + business?

The access to profession content that I have only just begun is so helpful to learn from true experts on these topics. I am so excited to be able to network with all of the like minded businesswomen in this group.

Tell us about your most proud moment in your career.

Starting this business. Prior to going to grad school for physical therapy, I always wanted my own clinic. I took a big risk by starting my own practice, but going after my dream is my most proud moment yet.

Who is the woman behind your business? What does she like? How does she spend her free time? What does she value?

I love to be outdoors, catch me walking, hiking, going to the beach or playing sports. I value my family and close friends, those relationships mean the world to me, and I make them a priority in my life.

What makes you stand out from others in your field? What do you do differently?

There is not one program for everyone. I offer one on one and personalized services only. Everyone is unique with different goals, injury history, exercise history and access to equipment.

Where can we keep up with you? What social media platforms do you use the most?

Instagram!

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