Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marilyn D'Andrea, Owner of Sana Vita Studio, located in Chicago, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Group Fitness Training and Personal Training. Sana Vita Studio's mission is to transform your mind and body and facilitate a change in individual health through Yoga, Pilates, and Yamuna Body Rolling training by giving you a powerful long-term plan to optimize your health and fitness. Sana Vita Studio instructors approach fitness in a way that includes the physical, emotional, and spiritual self, employing a range of methods uniquely tailored to the individual.
Tell us about yourself
As the Owner of Sana Vita Studio, I am passionate about working with individuals of all ages and fitness levels to help you reach your potential. My Master's degree in Exercise Science and my knowledge base in anatomy and biomechanics assist me in assessing clients I work with. I believe it is essential for my clients to aspire for consistent progress, not perfection. My greatest desire is for Sana Vita Studio will be a haven for clientele devoted to life-long physical health. I was bit by the "Pilates bug:" This is precisely how I discovered this career. I was a dedicated client who witnessed a complete transformation of both my mind and body through Pilates. I wanted to be an instructor, then sought to open my own studio, and now, together with a team of talented, passionate, like-minded instructors, Sana Vita has grown into the studio it is today.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My training methods are systematic, and I am dedicated to clients leaving an individual session or class feeling a sense of accomplishment, with exuberance, and willing to return for the next challenge. I'm resolute in giving clients a tailor-made training program where they will achieve results and avoid the pitfalls of becoming discouraged. I have just been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a trainer for the team.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Keeping clients and staff motivated and committed to goals and self-improvement.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Recruiting and hiring the best staff to do great work. This requires providing a supportive culture. Make a plan and set goals; this includes factoring in your business costs. Focus on the customer experience.
Where can people find you and your business?
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