This planted the seed. We spent the rest of our time being tourists. From seeing the beautiful grasslands in Scotland, eating our all-time favorite Thai Food while in Scotland, and visiting Edinburgh Castle. From seeing Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, famous Oxford Street, and walking what seemed like all of England. The movie-like vacation had to come to an end. Kimberly then flew back to Arizona while Tim made his way back to Portugal to finish out what came to be his last season playing.
This whole time, we talked about the potential the future may hold for us. We both shared the same passionate vision and when it came time to manifest everything we wanted, we did not hesitate. The first major goal we had was to get Tim certified as a Fascial Stretch Therapist, then join Kimberly in her business, and eventually take the modality to ONNIT who is located in Austin, Texas. To this day, everything we ever want begins with a thought, turns into a belief, and is executed through our actions.
Tims’s final season playing basketball ended in March 2016 as he returned to his hometown in New Jersey. In April 2016, Kimberly flew out to New Jersey to visit Tim and get the family introduction. In May 2016, Tim packed up everything he had, bought a one-way ticket, and took his bags cross country to Arizona to move in with Kimberly. Signed up for Level 1 of FST, got certified to be a personal trainer, began to work with Kimberly and we never looked back. About 5 months later, Tim sold his car to sign up for level 2 of FST. The business began to boom for us. Both getting certified in Level 3 of FST to become Fascial Stretch Specialists, opportunities began to arise. We had the unbelievable opportunity to work with players from the Arizona Cardinals. This opened Pandora’s box for us. We knew this modality combined with our vision and passion, can lead us anywhere we want to go. It may sound like a fairy tale but the underlying part of our story is the amount of energy, passion, and time we put in to make everything we want possible. Day in and Day out, as many of you already know, the work must be put in. And that is exactly what we did. We continued to study, continued to learn, continued to show up, and continued to believe in what we had. We began our business together called TK Stretching in 2016 after realizing all the success we were having.
In 2018, we had a huge change of course as we wanted to bring our work to Austin, Texas, specifically working out of the ONNIT gym. We had the opportunity to meet the whole ONNIT team prior to making the move and it just seemed like a perfect match for everyone. For those who aren’t aware, ONNIT at the time was arguably the best gym to be at so it was a complete honor to be able to share our services to the world inside their building. The number of high profile people walking through those doors would have made it nearly impossible for an opportunity not to arise. We met a plethora of professional athletes across all major sports. NFL, NBA, UFC, MLB, WWE. Businessmen and Businesswomen, actors and actresses, even CEOs of major companies. Plenty had changed but the few things that stayed consistent was our love for one another and our work ethic to show up every single day. This led to an opportunity for Tim in 2019 to work with the Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs. Although the world shifted in 2020, the work and passion continues. Blessed with more opportunities on the horizon, TK will continue to shine our light. What a movie it has been thus