What’s it like to be a fitness entrepreneur?
Starting your own business can be very frightening, to think it’s you and you alone to make it happen and provide for your family. I have made a lot of mistakes starting off, I had no clue about the amount of self-discipline and immense amount of a positive attitude that is required. I have been self-employed now for over 4 years and I have had several ups and downs. When I first started I spent most of every day contacting everyone I knew telling them that I was doing personal training and could train people at their houses. It worked really well I had about 5 clients right away. The problem was I wasn’t charging enough money and struggled the first two years trying to grow my classes and personal training clients. With little to no luck, so I got a part time job just to make ends meet. Today I still keep a part time job in the school district with a very flexible schedule. I have made the decision to contract with other organizations, which helps me big time because I don’t have to market myself all by myself. Here is what I do throughout my week.
Sunday nights, I update my week calendar and make my to do list. Mondays, I teach 3 fitness classes, one in the morning and 2 at night. During the day, I am formatting my fitness classes and preparing for mindful preparation this week. Tuesdays, I teach one fitness class, and create mindful fitness tips videos for the Verona school district and my email list, update social media and website. Wednesdays I teach 2 fitness classes, meet about forming a mindful talk group for Verona teachers and prepare for track practice this week. Thursdays I teach 3 fitness classes and 1 personal client and make mail updates. This Friday is physical assessment day for my fitness class and track practice. Also, because I work with the Verona school district I have different classrooms I go to throughout the week, so it varies week to week. Saturday is a family and friends time. The hustle is real, but I love it!