Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Karlos Galvan, Owner and CEO of GoTribe Fitness, located in Valencia, CA, USA.

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

At GoTribe Fitness, we specialize in small group training, one-on-one training, online training, and health coaching. Our model is to create results through relationships and to help people never fail at fitness again. Our customers are individuals who are committed to making fitness a part of their lifestyle.

Tell us about yourself

Growing up, I played sports my entire life, and with that came learning the challenges of weight fluctuation depending on the sports I played, and that really piqued my interest in the fitness world. My fitness career began in 2007 while working in corporate fitness. I developed a passion for the fitness industry while seeing the impact I was able to make on others. I saw a big need for more relationship-based results versus transactional results. Within personal training, specifically, the average personal trainer lasts an average of 12 months in a corporate setting. I wanted to create a career versus a job because high turnover can lead to failed results.

At GoTribe Fitness, some of the issues that we have solved is creating more of a career-driven company by offering our trainers continued education, benefits, and competitive compensation. It has allowed us to have lower turnover and more sustainable results with clients due to relationship building. What motivates me each and every day is my ability to make a difference in my communities and see the amazing progress and results that our members get.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is growing my independent business to 4 locations.

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

The most challenging part is the struggle of working on the business rather than in the business. I am very committed to my processes, and I enjoy being present in the day-to-day activities, but working and growing the business is equally important as a business owner, and I find disconnecting from the day-to-day to be a huge challenge.

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

  1. Hire the right people.
  2. Have the right processes.
  3. Deliver the right product.

Where can people find you and your business?


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