Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chelsey Hallblade, Owner and Founder of The Slay Squad LLC., located in Gilbert, AZ, USA.

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

I own an online health and fitness coaching business. We help busy women, nurses, and moms drop body fat and build confidence through nutrition and training programs.

Tell us about yourself

I am a registered nurse with a background in neuro and the emergency room. When I started working as a nurse, I found myself stressed out, exhausted, and very unhealthy. I decided to make a change and started learning about nutrition and working out. I got in great shape, had many coworkers notice, and started asking for advice. While I absolutely love the medical field, I also found that I have a huge passion for the fitness industry.

What started out as a hobby has turned into my full-time career. I began helping other women I worked with lose weight and understand nutrition. This progressed into me forming my business and now helping hundreds of women transform inside and out! Helping women become empowered on their health journeys and feel confident in their skin is what motivates me every day!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helping over 750 women transform and feel healthier and more confident in their own skin! I would also say I am very proud of now hiring other coaches and giving them the opportunity to have such a fulfilling job.

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

One of the hardest things about being a business owner is setting boundaries and having a healthy work/life balance. When you love your job and are ambitious, it can be hard to turn work mode "off."

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

  1. Know your purpose and your WHY.
  2. Believe in yourself and have blinders on to others' opinions. Don't be afraid to take a risk!
  3. Invest in a mentor. You will grow so much faster by piggybacking on those who have already made lots of mistakes and can help you avoid them.

Where can people find you and your business?


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