If you are like most gym owners, you started a box because you are passionate about fitness. You wanted to turn your passion into a career, and you started a gym on the side in conjunction with your day job.
Now if you are like most gym owners, you also noticed that running a gym and trying to work your day job was a lot harder than you expected. You hit a plateau with how your business was scaling, and you realized that there are just not enough hours in the day to have a day job, and still have your gym grow into what you want it to be.
If this was you, or is still you, you need to listen to this episode. This week, we met with Christian Valencia at his office in Orange County, CA. Christian is the CEO of a company called HIIT Bottle. Although Christian is not a gym owner, his story is very similar to yours.
Christian came up with the idea for HIIT in 2014 after exploding a generic shaker bottle of whey all over himself. He realized there needed to be something better, and he got to work in creating a higher quality all purpose shaker bottle. What resulted was HIIT Bottle.
Since then Christian has been on a journey of shifting HIIT Bottle from a side project to a fully operational business. In his story are lots of insights and tips on how he transitioned into running HIIT Bottle full time.
Enjoy the show,
This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview Christian Valencia of HIIT Bottle. We discuss:
- The transition phase from starting a side business to making it a full time business.
- The crowd funding process and how to market a kickstarter
- How to overcome the emotional turmoil associated with quitting your day job to pursue your side business.
- The growth process as a first time entrepreneur