Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dwight Nelson, Founder of Exclusive Wellness & Rehab Services, located in Woodbridge, ON, Canada.

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

Exclusive Wellness Rehab Services is a specially designed rehabilitation center for all those who seek quick and effective solutions to their ailments.

Tell us about yourself

In 1989 began, my career as a fitness professional in various health and fitness facilities in the GTA. In 1990 attended Humber College were received a certificate in Personal Training Fundamentals. In 1993 I was employed in the dietary department of Casa Verde and enrolled in the Gerontology course at Seneca College. I have accumulated over 30 years in the fitness and wellness industry, with extensive work with advanced aged and those with medical conditions. I oversee the Personal training of clients and studio member programs. Extensive knowledge of muscle manipulation and muscle development to ensure the best results in the safest and most efficient manner. I have designed workout programs for individuals to suit their fitness level and ensure the individual can execute and fully understand the program given to them. I have worked with youths in the school system for several years to teach them proper technique and application with exercise execution. Extensive knowledge of nutrition and organic supplementation.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having the ability to make a living doing what I love to do.

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

Knowing that you work six, sometimes seven day weeks. No 9-5, just doing whatever it takes.

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

  1. You need to be accountable for everything every day.
  2. Learn to live with what you need, not what you want.
  3. Your wife or partner needs to be understanding regarding your commitment.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Get your education and make sure you have the passion. Get ready for the trial and tribulations that will come your way.

Where can people find you and your business?


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