Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Maria Gonzalez, Co- Founder, and CEO of Omega Strong Gym, located in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

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

Omega Strong Gym is a strength training facility that unites all! Everyone is welcome at our gym. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for members to train in.

Tell us about yourself

I love strength training, and the environment at commercial gyms was becoming too uncomfortable for me to train in. My business partner, David, first introduced me to weight training, and ever since then, I have fallen in love with resistance training. David introduced the idea of starting our own gym, and we took a leap of faith and never looked back.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Our biggest accomplishment so far is to have been open for five years. It is a very important milestone for us, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for our business.

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

One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is the ability to keep believing in your business and yourself when things aren't going well. We've had our share of "lows" in a business where we lose members, but all it takes is for us to continue to believe and remember why we started this business in the first place.

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

  1. Do your research on the business you're trying to start.
  2. Believe in your own ability to persevere and hustle.
  3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

To anyone contemplating starting a business, just do it! Take a leap of faith if this is really what you want to do. The hardest part is starting; after that, you learn and evolve. Enjoy the struggle because that will make your success worth it.

Where can people find you and your business?


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