Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chris Friesen, Owner of Average Joe's Fitness, located in Steinbach, MB, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I have owned and run a commercial 24/7 gym for the last 7 years and have been in personal training for the last decade. I started creating automated fitness programs and providing one-on-one online fitness coaching for the last 4 years. A large majority of my customers are women in the 25-50 age range.

Tell us about yourself

I am 47 years old and have been religiously training since I was 16. Fitness and strength training has been a passion of mine for over 30 years now.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Taking my commercial gym from 133 members when I bought it up to a 500-member gym within two years.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Time management and stress.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Learn how to set boundaries and say no to things you don't feel are necessary.

Where can people find you and your business?


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