Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jaynie Falduto, Founder of GIJayniesFitness, located in South Barrington, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a fitness leader who brings people together to exercise and have fun. I empower clients through evidence-based training to become healthier, leaner, faster, stronger, and more confident. My customers are a variety of ages with different goals and limitations.
Tell us about yourself
I wanted to be a gym teacher, and mentors told me I would never make enough money to survive. So, I went into the business world but worked part-time teaching group fitness classes. Always loved teaching. One day after quitting the corporate world, I decided to offer a boot camp class in my yard. It grew, and after summer, the participants asked, “what do we do now?” I said go back to your health clubs. They said, “no” build a studio in your basement. I did… and the rest is history!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
How fast my business grew by word of mouth only.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The administration duties!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- If you are passionate and love what you do, you will be successful.
- Referrals are your best advertisement.
- Spend money on the basics, a simple website, and a few good pictures/videos. Don’t buy into expensive analytics.
Where can people find you and your business?
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