Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with John Katsavos, Owner of Vio Fitness, located in Coconut Creek, FL, USA.

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

We help men in their early to mid-'40s improve their mental, physical, spiritual, and social states so they can be inspired to live the life that they were destined to live. We do this by having two companies that support them in their journey. VioFitness focuses on the physical and social aspects, and our podcast.

The Fitness Oracle, focuses on the mental and spiritual aspects. Our ultimate goal is to give people the lifelong tools they need to combat mental health issues such as depression and loneliness in a holistic way.

Tell us about yourself

CoVid. CoVid was the instigator in getting my business up and running again. Before CoVid, I had failed in this business twice and went into a little shell where the world was all nice and cozy, but when I heard what the numbers of depression, loneliness, alcoholism, and all of the negative aspects that isolation brings with it.

I couldn't stand aside and do nothing especially when I have been there and done that. So I started Vio Fitness Online and The Fitness Oracle to bring into the light an easy way to get your life back together in a holistic way through exercise, lifestyle tweaks, and martial arts.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Trying to simplify complicated systems.

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

Failing. Not in the sense of losing everything or building it back up again, but what goes inside your head when you hit bottom.

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

  1. Find your passion and do it.
  2. Have patience. Empires weren't built in a day, and neither will yours.
  3. Fail...fail often, and fail quickly. But always get back up and half at it again.

Where can people find you and your business?

Website: https://www.viofitness.ca/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VioFitnessToronto
https://www.facebook.com/resilientrebootproductions

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yanno_ca/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnKatsavos
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-katsavos/


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