Work out anytime, anywhere thanks to this entrepreneur’s BIGG idea. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn talk with Shay de Silva on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Duration 7:22)
Shay de Silva is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. A few years ago, when she couldn’t find a workout program that fit her busy lifestyle, she decided to make her own! Shay turned her passion for creating fun and effective workouts into Fast Fitness To Go – a company that gives everyone the freedom to have an amazing workout anytime, anywhere.
George and I are always so inspired by people who take their passion and turn it into a business, and one of the best places to look is problems you have of your own
G – Shea tell us about the problems you solved with fast fitness to go
S – I had been working as a consultant for a few years and I was traveling a lot. I was jet-lagged I was in hotel rooms I was in meetings all day. In the past I relied on my morning work out to keep me calm and focused, but now things are starting to fall apart I was tired cranky, and I was gaining weight and I didn’t know what to do. So I Googled and checked YouTube looking for a workout plan and some things seemed to work for a day or two but nothing really seemed to work with my schedule.
After struggling with that for a couple of years I just couldn’t take anymore so I got certified as a personal trainer and I made a work out for myself that I could use while I was traveling. Then I started sharing my workouts with other people and it started growing from there and that’s really how I got started.
How to Find Time to Work Out Anytime Anywhere
M – It seems like were pulled in so many directions every day these days it’s hard to have a scheduled set time to work out how do you overcome that?
S – You don’t need to. I used to think that I had to be at the gym for an hour every day. And when that didn’t work anymore I stopped doing anything altogether. so I think getting out of that mindset of “all or nothing” is key.
G – Sinstead of focusing on routine you focus on getting some activity in for the day.
S – Exactly. And that’s especially important when you’re growing your own business. You have meetings to schedule, your trying to meet other people’s schedules as we’ll – so it’s especially important for people who don’t have a normal 9-to-5 routine.
Work Out Anytime Anywhere for BIGG Benefits
G – Are there actually benefits to fitness for business in itself?
S – According to studies, people who exercise regularly earn more money. The study I saw said 9% more. That’s a pretty big chunk of change for your average business!
G – We often think: I need to get that proposal out, or I need to call that client so that I can make more money instead of exercising. But what you’re saying is taking time to exercise can actually help us make more money!
S – Yes plus some of your best creative ideas will come while you’re engaging in physical activity – maybe that problem that you haven’t been able to solve comes to you. There’s just something about moving your body that seems to help other parts of the brain as well.
The Workout Anytime Anywhere Mindset
M – It’s hard to get yourself to stop working to go exercise. So how do you get yourself past that mental block?
S – That happens to everyone even me. The other day when I didn’t feel like exercising I just turned on one of my favorite songs and just started dancing so that I started moving and then after five minutes I was able to do something else, and so on. And one of my favorite tips for people who haven’t worked out in a while is to print out a calendar and keep track. Give yourself a star every time you do some form of physical activity and use that as a motivator.
In our extended interview with Shay, find out how she’s using technology to turn what is commonly thought of as an “in-person” service into one that’s provided online. You never know, it just might spark an idea for a service you offer! Get free Entreprenurturing now!
BIGG thanks to Shay for talking with us! Find her at Fast Fitness to Go.
*BIGG Success is a proud affiliate of Fast Fitness to Go. We highly recommend Shay’s services.
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