Joining us today on the fitDEGREE Podcast is Christopher Flores, owner of FLO Fitness and the creator of the FLOosophy mindset training. Chris took a leap of faith when starting his studio and hustled his way through every challenge thrown at him.
He shares how working six different jobs were not giving him a sense of work/life balance. Chris decided to open his first gym using cash advances from his credit card—which took a while to pay back—eventually paid off for him in the long term.
Huge lessons that Chris learned, which will also benefit new fitness studio owners in the pursuit of work-life balance, are:
Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:
→ [5:05] Chris shares that gym owners usually spend thousands of dollars acquiring gym equipment. When he started he didn’t have any equipment at his gym; just Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) setups.
→ [7:35] Chris shares that people who walk into his gym for the first time are surprised that his training focuses on floor exercises and movements.
→ [11:57] Chris mentions that he has a folder for each of his clients where he documents training programs based on their individual requirements.
→ [15:05] Chris recalls that he used to have 6 jobs simultaneously, and despite earning significantly, he didn’t find work-life balance.
→ [21:01] Chris shares who to focus on, what is critical in life, and how to focus on priorities as the rest are only non-essentials that one can live without.