Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Luiz Balcers, Co-Founder of Life Studio, located in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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

My business is a fitness and wellness facility with personal training, gym members, physiotherapy, and massage therapy.

Tell us about yourself

I've been a trainer for more than 17 years, and in the last two years, I decided to open this business with a partner. The idea is the transition of my career from a one-on-one trainer to management using my experience in the fitness field.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I believe in creating a space and a community where people feel very good to be working in and/or working out.

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

In my case, we don't have employees and many things you have to deal with yourself "hands-on" until everything is structured and automated; there are lots of work to be done.

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

  1. Be sure you want to have your business.
  2. Have a plan knowing that things can be unexpected and can delay your predictions, and you have to change your course and create new ideas.
  3. Have enough money to invest while the business is not profitable.

Where can people find you and your business?


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