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

Hi Ramoni, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking has played such a major role in my life and my career. Since I know who I am and I’m confident in my ability to succeed at anything, I’m always willing to make risky decisions with no knowledge of the end result. Even if a risk doesn’t turn out exactly how I planned, I’m always grateful that I took a chance and I still work to reverse the outcome. I never think “oh man I failed,” I think “ok how can I turn this situation around?”

I’m always that person that advises others to go in the direction that their intuition leads them in, even if it’s a huge risk that looks insane to the people around them. People around you may not see your vision and may not understand why this risk is necessary for you, and if you listen to them, you’ll never shoot your shot. They’ll project their fears and past experiences on to you, and it’ll cause you to doubt if this risk is really worth taking. My advice is to take the risk anyway.

When I decided to sell all of my belongings and drive from Tennessee to Los Angeles, with no clientele, people thought I was delusional. They were like “how are you going to make money?!” “Aren’t you afraid?” And my answer was always no. It just wasn’t a big deal to me. If I didn’t like LA or things didn’t work out for me, I could always pick up and move somewhere else. But it did work out, because I didn’t give myself any other option. I don’t go into situations thinking about whether it’s going to work out or not. I make a decision to accomplish a goal and I do it, risky or not.

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?

Glow with R.O. Fitness is a personal training company that offers in person training, virtual training, online fitness programs, and athletic shapewear. Although I love fitness, health & wellness, I haven’t always been a fit person, and that sets me apart from other people in my industry. I started my fitness journey in 2014 as a clinically overweight high-schooler. Being bigger than most of the people around you is emotionally taxing, but I’ve learned to be grateful for that part of my life because I’m now able to relate to my clients and customers so well. I know what motivates them, I know how they like to be talked to, I know what exercises will work best for their body type; I can pretty much relate to everything that they experience because I was once in that position. And because I was once in that position, they love Glow with R.O. Fitness. Aside from accomplishing their fitness goals, they have someone to confide in about the most vulnerable parts of their life. We talk about why they may not like their bodies, how their eating habits are effecting them, and ways to transform their minds along with their bodies. Even the clients that purchase my online programs; we’ve never met but it still feels like we know each other. They know that they can always DM me and I’ll help them just like I would help a personal training client.

I got to where I am today by praying, reflecting, planning, learning, listening, and most importantly: doing. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worth having ever is. When it comes to business, you can read all the books in the world, but at the end of the day, your biggest teachers are life, trial, error, and success. When I make a mistake, I go back to see what I could’ve done better. And when I succeed, I repeat the same steps that got me there. There’s no one way to do this, you just have to keep going no matter what.

I want the world to know that even in my 4 years of business, I’m just getting started. I also want the world to know that I never gave up.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ve only lived in LA for about 9 months so I still haven’t seen all of the places yet, but here’s what I would have on the list so far. If we wanted to sweat a little bit, we’d go hiking in Malibu Canyon or Runyon Canyon. If we wanted to chill and hang out for a bit, we’d go to any beach in Malibu. If we wanted drinks in the evening we’d go to Cabo Cantina. If we wanted drinks and vibes at night we’d go to Station 1640 or Berkshire House. If we wanted brunch we’d go to Blaqhaus NoHo or Home restaurant. And on the weekend we would definitely go to Leimert Park, and the Vegan Exchange LA pop up.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is dedicated to my family; especially my mom, dad, best friend, and significant other.

My parents always instilled in me the belief that no goal was unattainable, and I’m so grateful for this mindset because it’s allowed me to make every dream a reality.

My best friend and significant other keep me grounded. In those moments where the business may get stressful and everything seems to be everywhere, they remind me to take a step back, breathe, look at the bigger picture and remember who I am. I keep the business going, but my family keeps me going.

Website: www.glowwithro.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xo_ramoni/?hl=en

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4CVM_SGlMCl8qGxKFPBkrA/featured

Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@glowwithrofitness https://www.instagram.com/glowwithrofitness/

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