Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Maria Luque, Founder of Fitness in Menopause, located in Austin, TX, USA.

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

I help women in menopause and peri-menopause maximize their quality of life through fitness and movement. Helping women navigate the challenges and rewards of menopause is my particular passion.

Tell us about yourself

I found my passion for menopause when I noticed that a lot of my clients and friends were going through menopause and were having a rough time. At that time (2010), I was at a point in my Ph.D. studies where I had to pick a topic for my dissertation, and I picked that. I conducted a study evaluating the impact of physical activity on quality of life during menopause, and that was the beginning of my path. Since then, I have focused all of my work and will continue to do so because I want to help women lead their healthiest and happiest life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Seeing that the work I do has a positive impact. There is no better feeling than helping others.

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

Working too much. I love what I do, so I easily take on too many projects and ideas.

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

Schedule self-care and time to unwind and relax. Don't let others discourage you from pursuing your passion. Find a mentor and ask
lots of questions.

Where can people find you and your business?


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