Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Leah Hemstreet, Owner of Inspired Changes Health and Wellness, located in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.

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

My business is Inspired Changes Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Personal Training Studio. I provide these online or in-person services to those who need them:

- Nutrition Coaching
- Personal training (exercise programs)
- Life Coaching
- Weight Loss through nutrition planning & exercise programs

Tell us about yourself

Hi, I'm Leah, the owner of Inspired Changes Health Studio, which began 14 years ago! I am a mom of 3 beautiful girls 💗, they are my pride and joy 🤩. I was born and raised in Sechelt, BC, on the Sunshine Coast. I lived there for 31 years and moved to Chilliwack 18 years ago. I love the Fraser Valley and all it offers: great hiking, wonderful people, fun shopping, beautiful restaurants, and the many outdoor experiences for my family and me.

Role modelling a healthy lifestyle for my girls has always been important to me. I’ve been active in the fitness industry for 30 years. I started with teaching aerobics, interval training, step aerobics, weight training, working with a physiotherapy clinic, managing fitness centres, personal training, boot camp training, yoga, minor hockey boot camp training, nutrition coaching, and life coaching & online health & wellness coaching!

I believe in “Inspiring Positive Changes in Others.” I love to help, inspire and lead people to live their best lives! Most importantly, I value balancing my body, mind & spirit: “Emotionally, Physically, Intellectually, Spiritually.” I live to teach others how to do this, and this is where my 4 weeks forever program was born. 😁

Focusing on daily lifestyle, creating routine, cooking, creating recipes, managing time, and setting realistic goals with health, nutrition & exercise is what I teach my clients! I work with people online from all over the world. If you are looking to create a lifestyle change, I’m here to help guide you to a healthier, happier You!

My motto is “Everything in Moderation."

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having my own Nutrition & Personal Training studio! Helping thousands of clients over 30 years live healthier, happier lives!

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

Creating consistency due to the recent economy because of covid :( Another hard thing is when a client doesn’t show up, and there is no work!

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

  1. Have a business plan.
  2. Be flexible & ready to change with the economy.
  3. Plan for success!! 🤩

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Thank you for this opportunity to share my business with the world! I value inspiring & helping others succeed.

Where can people find you and your business?


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