Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Abby Kurtz, owner of Pea in the Pod Fitness, located in Indianapolis, IN, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Pea in the Pod Fitness is a women's only mobile personal training business. We help women in all stages of life to develop sustainable and attainable fitness programs that work for their own unique needs. We take a special interest in prenatal and postnatal fitness and love to help women through this ever-changing journey!
Tell us about yourself
I developed a passion for fitness at a very young age through my own fitness endeavors. As a collegiate division 1 athlete in cross-country and track, I discovered that a life filled with movement was important for physical and mental health and wanted to share that discovery with others so that they could feel happy and confident inside their own bodies. I began my career working in a variety of fields cross-country coach, cardiac rehabilitation, and physical therapy, just to name a few. In 2005 I listened to my heart's desire and took the plunge into the world of business owners.
Since then, I have owned and operated three successful personal training businesses in Chicago, Boulder, and now Indianapolis. I uncovered my passion for prenatal and postnatal in 2006 and have been honing that passion and through countless hours of continuing education and years of experience in order to give my clients the most exceptional experience possible. I absolutely love what I do. It is my life's work, and my daily inspiration is my clients.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
It isn't a one-time event; it's really about my clients. I don't need to change the world or be an influencer. I have no aspirations of that. My goal is to be the very best personal trainer and coach that I can be, one client at a time. When they begin to see themselves as capable, strong, and worthy of self-care, there is no greater accomplishment!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Taking care of the "business" portions of the business. Personal training is second nature; dealing with paperwork, taxes, marketing, legal, etc., can be laborious and draining.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Believe in yourself and Take the plunge! You will never regret it! On a more practical level, find a mentor, read books, and see what other business owners in your field are doing to be successful.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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