We had the good fortune of connecting with LaToya Johnson & Julius White and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaToya and Julius, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
The amazing thing about our business is that we can reach people all over the world. We have people in our community of YouTube subscribers from all parts of the world; in fact, only 46% of our subscribers are from the United States. We love that we have such a diverse community because it allows us to get such a variety of feedback from so many different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, and allows us to create content for everyone! We also love that our YouTube videos have such an impact on family. Because we are able to create videos with modifications, we get a lot of feedback from subscribers saying that their parents, siblings, friends etc finally joined them for workouts because they didn’t feel intimidated, and enjoyed the fact that there was a level for everyone. Also, one of our biggest impacts has been on spouses working out together. We love getting comments saying “my husband/wife finally works out with me because he/she feels like the workout is for everyone, and its so much more fun to workout together!” We love that our workouts have brought families and friends together, while staying active and getting healthy!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Our business, One Body La, is a personal training business that strives to train the body as a whole. We feel that we are set apart from others because we aim to be interactive and personable with our clients- rather than only being communicative during a one hour training session. The same can be said for our YouTube Channel- Juice and Toya. We try to remain active in the comments by responding to all of our feedback. We also try to listen to our audience, as this helps us to be more in tune with what content they like to see, and what type of content we should create. We are super excited about our growth, because it means we are reaching a wider audience, and helping to change even more lives! Getting to the point in our businesses that we are at today has definitely not been easy. Of course, we had big plans at the beginning of 2020 that covid rerouted. However, we are thankful for our persistence, commitment, and dedication. This allowed us to create a new course of action- focusing on creating different types of content that would help the millions of people stuck working out from home. This allowed us to give so many people an outlet during such a difficult time. We have learned how important it is to continue pushing towards your dreams and goals, and have seen the end result of not giving up! We would love for the world to know that One Body LA is a brand about taking care of your ONE body, and we realize that this path can look different for every individual body. So, we strive to help all bodies, no matter your goal!
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?
When our family and friends come to visit, one of the first things we like to do is head to the beach- no matter the weather. We find this one of the calmest, most relaxing places. Since most of our visitors come from places with no beaches, it’s always really fun for them as well. We also love to go on hikes to get great views of the city. We tend to be more outdoorsy when it comes to activities around the city. One of our favorite hikes is the Paseo Miramar trail. When it comes to food- we actually love to cook dinner for our guests! This allows us to get creative in the kitchen, and show off recipes we’ve learned. One of our favorite things to make is our Salmon Bites!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We are very grateful to all of our friends and family who have shared our channel and have supported us in this new endeavor. We also have to give credit to our amazing community of subscribers who continue to support us daily and are so active and engaging in helping us to grow our channel. Also, we have to give a huge shoutout to Brandon Middleton! From the start of our channel, he has helped us in filming so many of our YouTube workouts, is always eager and creative in any help we may need, and has been a huge part in the growth of our channel!
Other: personal instagrams: @juicetontx @toyacherrelle
image credits: Julius White