We had the good fortune of connecting with Ellis White and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ellis, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factors behind the success of Premier are, by far, our commitment to Faith and Family.

God, primarily, has been a foundational pillar in my life and therefore my success – without Him, nothing is possible. There have been countless trials and tribulations along my journey, but I have always been given favor and blessed. I have had doors open or people and opportunities present themselves to encourage or facilitate my success.

And when I say “family,” I do not just mean blood. For me, Family is about Connection. The most important thing to remember about Premier is that it is definitely more than a brand or name slapped on a t-shirt or building. “Premier” is a lifestyle, a culture in which we look to improve the quality of the lives of our Premier Family. We just happen to do that through fitness, athletics, and other forms of self-development.

When you build your brand based off of these principles it is incredibly hard to be shaken or broken because it’s deeper than “business.” Inside these walls, we have been able to quite literally change lives. We have built lasting, meaningful connections that have lasted over 10 years, inspired hope by sending kids to college, helped people start businesses, change careers, transform their bodies, and support them through difficult challenges life throws their way.

We are a success because we are more than a brand. We are a culture, and the people that are a part of that is what makes us so amazing.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I created Premier, I was leaving a period of extreme depression. I had gotten to a point where I was unhappy with so much in my life. The worst of it was the way I looked and the way it made me feel. With so much going on in my life, I had inadvertently strayed away from my path.

Until I decided to take control of my life again.

As a teen, I was a star athlete. I used this as a point of reference to help reorient myself; sports taught me to see exercise as an opportunity to see growth and improvement from hard work. Discipline, Structure, Motivation, and Accountability have the Power to change your life completely.

Since childhood, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur and successful business owner. As I used this approach to heal from my depression, I understood that I needed to go into the fitness industry. Not for trivialities or vanity – bigger muscles, attracting women, etc. – but because I knew that if I could change my life for the better by implementing these techniques in my life to feel better, stronger, and more confident, then I could help others do the same.

What starts off about being “just fitness” always ends up being tied to so much more.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, the Number 1 spot would be Premier Fitness – of course!

In actuality, Downey is an amazing growing community that has something for everyone. The Promenade area is a new and amazing addition to the city. Similarly, the downtown area is full of a variety of businesses and people that we at Premier love.

If we want to stay Fitness oriented, I would highly recommend visiting our friends at Downey Nutrishop.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have so many people what have contributed to my success and the success of Premier.

To start, I have to shoutout the entire Premier Team (Kat, Robin, Megann, Melissa, Deborra, Vicky). Each one of them plays an essential role in maintaining and elevating the cultural experience at Premier. They are a key piece of our growth and for that, I want to be sure to acknowledge and thank them.

Personally, I want to dedicate this article to my family. They are and have been the most outstanding support system for me. It does not matter if it is celebrating an accomplishment or overcoming an obstacle, I know that I can count on them.

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