Name of Business: All-Access Fitness Academy and Physical Therapy
Address: 904 Boston Tpke.
Owner: Stephen Messineo is a co-owner of the business.
Years in business: Messineo, a doctor of physical therapy, worked for three years at a clinic in Lowell before opening All-Access.
When was the business started: The physical therapy side of the business was started in 2002. The fitness side started in 2009.
Business Mentor: Messineo said his business mentor is David Hilton, a business coach and former owner of Hilton Photography.
Quote to Live By: "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." - Theodore Roosevelt.
Family: Messineo is married and has three children, who are 11, 8 and 6.
Like best about owning/running this business: "I like the challenge of it," he said. "Seeing where we've come from and seeing how it's successfully grown ... I get a lot of satisfaction from the fact that it's being built by me and being run by me."
Like least: Messineo said he is not a great micromanager. "Attention to detail is not one of my strong suits."
Where you see yourself five years from now: Messineo said he will always have his foot in this business, but will likely be "developing other frontiers," which could include nutrition consultations and coaching.
Facebook/Twitter: Visit All-Access Fitness Academy's Facebook page. You can also follow All-Access on Twitter by clicking here or visit the business' websites at www.allaccessfa.com and www.allaccesspt.com.
Favorite book/movie/song: Messineo said he enjoyed the book The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille, is a Van Halen Fan, and likes Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Advice for someone new to the business: "If you're going to be successful, make sure you deliver the best customer service you can possibly deliver. Otherwise, you won't succeed."
All-Access Physical Therapy was located at the Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club building before outgrowing the space and moving to this location three years ago, according to co-owner Stephen Messineo.
The fitness academy customizes programs for its members and offers plenty of equipment as well as a studio for yoga, nia, and an acupuncturist. A 7-week summer strength and conditioning program for athletes Grade 6 through college will be starting soon. For more information on the fitness academy and the physical therapy business, visit the websites listed above.
About this column: Meet the Owner is a business feature highlighting local business owners.