We had the good fortune of connecting with brandi stephens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi brandi, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always wanted to be my own boss and to help others, so those were to two important factors that played a huge role in starting my own business. I’m confident in knowing i can put all my hard work and dedication into something i’m skilled at and keep educating myself on, which is health and fitness. i wanted my business to reflect me and what i am put on this world to do. i also knew it was going to take daily sacrifices to get to the point of success. i aint ever scared of a challenge!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Athletic Rhythm is all about anyone taking that next step into getting physically fit, everything is programed for that specific individual, no one body is the same and I stand apart because I focus on the clients wants and needs. I dedicate my time in finding the right and proper workout that will not only give them great results but it fits their capabilities. Ive always knew I wanted to do something active when creating my business, its something that I enjoy and am skilled at, finding what I wanted to do was the easy part! Getting things done like a website, product to sale and marketing myself was a little challenging for me. i did have to learn to do things in my own time at my own pace, and not let the world take me places I wasn’t ready for. I’ve also learned that there are tons of people selling you a dream on the internet. I wanted to give you the reality of physical fitness, and its not all pretty, I wanted to attract people who really took their fitness serious, staying true to my purpose of wanting to help others be the best versions of themselves. The world needs to know that i will stand out amongst the crowd, and Athletic Rhythm is a place of growth, humility, love and hard work. I also think its important for me to support small business, from my stand point we all have something to prove and we all put our best foot forward. We want our business to be the reason someone is in a better position then they were in before.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love love love being from California because you can get to see so many different scenes in a day! We would first start off a morning hike at Etiwanda falls in Rancho Cucamonga, the hike is about an hour in a half long and once you get to the stop its a beautiful river stream you can set at and breath the natural air and gaze at the tall mountain Then we would go to breakfast, anywhere that has bottomless mimosas would surely be a good time for my out of town people! after breakfast we would drive towards the Santa Monica beach, walk through the 3rd st promenade, do some shopping. of course we would have to head down to the beach and relax and take in the sunset. Later on down the week we would definitely had to have an elegant steak dinner at Flemmings, because its a great dinning experience. a trip to San Diego and have a ocean view lunch, to end the trip we would head down to the shopping outlet at the Citadel!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To God be the glory yesterday, today and forever. I give all my thanks to God, without Him I wouldn’t be able to do anything I love. There was a time where I wasn’t sure if this is where he wanted me to be in life. I was so focused on myself, my and my fitness goals and results. he put a stop to that and I wasn’t able to workout of work on my business until I was led by his will. He eventually gave me the answer to my prayer. if it is in your will that I keep going in this direction let it be so, His will and His word led me to the people who really needed a leader in fitness, now I dedicate all my time to creating fitness programs for others and helping others reach their fitness goal, by constantly studying the human body and what it needs to be healthy and strong! I would like to thank every single client that i’ve had the pleasure of training, thank you all for trusting my teaching and allowing me to be the leader for you! But again, all of this would not be possible without God.
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