Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ahme Bovee, Founder of Pilates in East, located in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

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

My business is a Pilates Studio, and my clients are from all levels and ages. We help our members realize their full potential by improving health, wellness, strength, and mental and physical balance.

Tell us about yourself

Pilates changed my life by helping me with depression and anxiety. I wanted to share those benefits with others. I truly care about the success of others and their well-being. Helping people realize their full potential, physically and mentally, motivates me daily.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Building a truly great team of employees who support each other. Building a business that truly makes clients' and employees' lives better, not just for financial gain.

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

Personal sacrifices you need to make for the benefit of the business as a whole. No one understands the immense pressures of ownership except the owner.

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

Grit and willingness to change. Ability to adapt and learn over time with an open mind.

Where can people find you and your business?


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