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

Hi Neil, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After going through internships throughout college & working for other companies outside of my acting career, I started to realize that if I’m going to be putting in the amount of hours for a paycheck or for something I do or don’t care about, I might as well create my own business where I have complete control over my schedule & what I do to make an impact. It’s by no means easy or enjoyable at times & it definitely has its ups & downs. You might even find yourself working way more hours for far less money than when you were working for other companies! But the why behind creating your own company & the roadblocks, successes, trial & errors, are all worth it & force me to grow into a better person & business owner. Being an actor as well, I’m an owner of my craft & how I’m pitched for roles or seen to book the job. In a sense I’m not only a CEO of my fitness company but of my acting career as well.

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?
I created my own online coaching & fitness business when the pandemic hit. Not having a clue on how to start a business I stumbled through trial & error. Slowly but surely I started to find the right systems to sustain my business to get clients amazing results & make a profit. My fitness business is Hollywood Aesthetics: Helping Men Shred Body Fat & Become Their Own Movie Star. I implement methods that actors are using to get camera ready on my clients & they achieve quick, long lasting results & go through incredible transformations. I have a private Facebook group with an amazing community with my clients & other like minded individuals free to join. It’s an amazing community where we all support each other & gain knowledge from weekly content & engagement. There are challenges & setbacks every day but I have learned to show up for myself everyday & put in the work because it’s what I love to do! All the challenges or roadblocks my way are just obstacles to get around & force me to grow into a better person & business owner. There is no throwing in the towel, it’s more of changing my perspective & pivot to continue to excel forward. Seeing a client go through an incredible transformation they never thought possible & seeing them become their own movie star or their life makes it all worth it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Los Angeles & there are so many places you can go! My favorite spots are to hit the main restaurants & bars in Hollywood to see one of the many “scenes” Los Angeles has to offer. After a night out we’d head down to coast for surfing & enjoy the beach towns down south. 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?
The Online Trainers Federation, The Acting Center, Eric The Trainer XMA Action Stunts & other close friends, mentors, & family members are what I owe my success to! Without these communities or people in my life I would be nowhere close to where I’m at today & where I’m headed. I have been given so much wisdom, resources, & knowledge not only to navigate my career & businesses but most importantly learn how to navigate life through the people I look up to.

Website: https://angevineaesthetics.com

Instagram: @neilangevine

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hollywoodaesthetics

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Neil Angevine

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