We're Just a Couple of Easy Going West Coast Boys!
So how did we arrive in this foreign land you ask?
We were both born and raised in Victoria B.C. We both shared a love for basketball and after high school he went off to play at Trinity Western University and I played a year at Camosun College. He then moved to Lynton B.C. and we didn't really talk much during that time. A few years later he moved back to Victoria and we got reconnected. During one of our late night rounds of golf, Isaac was talking about this bathtub floating thing that he wanted to start. Now I need to interject at this part of the story; as a youngster Isaac was the kid who ate mayo mustard crackers and ate cereal from ice cream pales, now he was paleo, only ate organics and grew his own wheatgrass. I didn’t know quite what to think of this float idea.
A few weeks later I was listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast and he started talking about floating. This got me more intrigued and I began researching the industry. We decided to build a business plan and look for a location in Victoria. We were both at a crossroads in our lives and we were looking for something to put our energy into. The idea of starting a Float Center excited us both! But, as a result of some unforeseen circumstances, we had to find another city to open.
Calgary, here we come!
In December 2014, in the dead of winter, Isaac hopped on a Greyhound set for Calgary to scope out potential locations. I stayed in Victoria and worked for another month. Every few days Isaac would email me videos of vacant spaces. He got around by bus and on foot in Minus 40 Degree weather. I could hear the pain in his voice and the videos were super short and shaky but at the very least I was able to get an idea of what the city had to offer. As planned, I moved to Calgary a month later to help Isaac with the search. We decided on a location in Kensington and got started.
We’re open for business!
For the first few month the float center didn’t look like much. We couldn’t afford a designer so it was a lot of white walls and floors. Clean and sterile were the words most often used to describe the space!
A lot has changed since then but the passion and energy to deliver the best floats we can still burns strong.
Our Mission is to deliver a clean, safe and welcoming space for Floaters to relax and chill out. We love floating and it has helped us in numerous ways.
We love floating and it has helped us in numerous ways. I personally have struggled with terrible social anxiety for a large portion of my life and floating along with other tools have helped me overcome this challenge. To read more about my journey in overcoming my anxiety click here.