Chris is one of my all time favorite clients but he’ll admit he sucks at balance.
If his phone only rings 5 times during a one hour session at the gym then it’s a win.
He owns 2 companies here in Los Angeles and does business basically around the clock.
An average workweek for him is at least 60 hours.
I met Chris 2 years ago because a mutual friend of ours basically forced him into the gym when he saw how worn out Chris was looking.
Years of non-stop work, poor sleep and no exercise had taken a toll on Chris’s health and he was headed down a bad path.
What really got Chris in the door was though the sudden dealth of his business partner who was 10 years older than him and trying to live the same lifestyle.
Chris was terrified of that happening to him so he was willing to make some changes.
Given his demanding schedule just getting Chris in the door was a struggle at first but he knew he needed to change so started making it in twice a week.
At first he could only make it through 30 minutes of each personal training session but he kept coming back (even if I had to call him the night before to remind him).
After a few months I convince Chris to follow my advice and use a meal prep service to replace his Post Mates habit.
He actually enjoyed the meals, found that is saved him precious time and in 3 months he dropped 12 lbs.
Our biggest obstacle to overcome was getting Chirs just a few hours more of sleep each week.
I got Chris to buy a Whoop band and we started tracking his sleep the way he tracked metric in his business.
He’s still not the best sleeper but his average of 6 ½ hours a night is far better than the 4-5 when we first started.
And the most surprising thing for Chris?
Not only does he not dread doctors visits anymore but his business has taken off even more in the last year.
He’s told me that he feels sharper and more dialed in and his ability to focus and make decisions has never been better.
Chris might never be the balanced person I try to coach him to be but he’s swung his health back in his favor in a big way by committing to the gym, working with his personal trainer and make some important lifestyle changes before it was too late.
Like Chris, many entrepreneurs in Los Angeles struggle with stress, burnout, and unhealthy habits due to the constant barrage of deadlines and responsibilities that come with running a business.
Particularly in areas like Los Angeles and West Hollywood where the demand for success is high, these challenges are especially present.
If you’re an entrepreneur experiencing some of these pains, there is hope! By making small changes to your health habits, you can improve your well-being and achieve greater success in your business.
1. Prioritize Physical Fitness:
It’s hard to miss a workout after a long day of work, but the importance of physical fitness cannot be overstated. Whether it’s hitting the gym or doing a home workout, physical activity can help to reduce stress and improve overall health. For entrepreneurs who may struggle with making time for this, consider investing in a personal trainer: the accountability and guidance will be priceless. A personal trainer can help you make the most of your workout time, create customized workout plans that can fit your schedule, and help you become fitter and stronger, ultimately giving you more energy for your work.
2. Invest in Nutrition Coaching:
Nutrition is a key factor in maintaining health and wellness. Eating unhealthy and poorly balanced food can lead to fatigue, mood swings, and other negative health outcomes. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of work and forget about proper nutrition. Consider working with a nutrition coach to create a customized plan based on your specific needs, preferences, and goals. A nutrition coach can help you to stay accountable for your meals, make healthier choices, and ultimately feel better and more energized, all of which translates to better performance during the work day.
3. Get a Lifestyle Coach:
Entrepreneurship takes a lot of discipline, sacrifice, and hard work, but it should never come at the cost of your health. A lifestyle coach can help you optimize your daily lifestyle choices to reduce stress, increase productivity, and manage your work-life balance. These coaches offer one-on-one guidance to help you develop an action plan that fits your goals, preferences, and lifestyle. With a lifestyle coach, you’ll be able to learn how to balance your work and personal life, create a sustainable routine that works for your body, and improve your overall well-being.
Overall, entrepreneurs, real estate agents, and anyone self-employed can struggle with maintaining good health habits.
However, it’s important to prioritize physical fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle habits in order to achieve a successful business and ultimately live a fulfilling personal life.
By taking small steps towards building healthy habits, these small business owners can reenergize their bodies and minds, helping them to accomplish their goals and grow their businesses.
At Virtuo Fitness, we believe that this is vital to creating a healthier, happier, and more motivated community, one that looks forward to coming to the gym to make each workout the best hour of their day.
If you’re interested in taking the first step on your fitness journey the book a no-sweat intro to see how we can personalize your fitness journey and make it something you look forward to!
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