Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Frank Kamasz, DC, CSCS, Owner of Rebel Mobility and Fitness, located in Houston, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My name is Frank Kamasz, and I'm a performance chiropractor and certified strength and conditioning specialist. At Rebel Mobility and Fitness, we help active adults achieve a Thoughtless, Fearless Movement. We get people out of pain and do the things they love with the people they love. We utilize manual therapy, dry needling for sports performance, prehab/rehab, and Functional Range Conditioning. People who love working with us are active adults, weekend warriors, Cross-fitters, runners, barbell athletes, and busy working professionals.

Tell us about yourself

I always wanted to blend my clinical skillset and my background in exercise science, and I had worked enough in a traditional healthcare setting to understand the limits of an in-network practice. I wanted to give the most of myself to my clients and not just get them out of pain. The injury was the end result, and other clinics treated it as the only problem. I wanted to address the underlying causes, such as poor movement, lacking range of motion, and poor motor control. I wanted to also give them the tools for continued success after reaching our clinical goals. By changing their mindset to a proactive approach, we could work towards preventative care in the future and maximize their investment of time, money, and energy in my office.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishments are not mine. It is the stories people share with me about how the quality of their lives has changed for the better after completing a care plan. I love hearing about new PRs, new goals in the gym or while training, and better pain-free movement, but I really connect with the personal stories. I just had a client (who could have been me ten years in the future) who struggled with pain but was really wanting to have the confidence to safely carry his kids up the stairs to put them in bed every night. This client was so motivated for that one piece of Heaven a parent could be so lucky to experience, and now he's in the gym five days a week. He knows where to progress his programming, where he can regress it, where he can screen for new or returning problems, and how he can manage any of those he finds. The best thing, though, is that my client carries his kids upstairs at night with confidence. My clients are the Heros of their own stories. I am just the Guide.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

I struggled with asking people for money for my services. Being out of network and a business owner, it was completely new not having patients fed into my schedule. Sales also has a dirty connotation attached to it. People don't want to be sold to. I had to strengthen my mindset that what I offered was unique and special and I could change a lot of lives. I had to understand the "sale" was really just a transference of trust, and I had to convey my value effectively for people to make the right decision to work together.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Focus on delivering an exceptional customer journey. Really think about their journey from day 1 to day 100 and anticipate their needs along the way. Do what the other guy is unwilling to go the distance to do. Create a lasting impression with the support you offer.
  2. Refine your craft and work on developing the things you are an expert at. Delegate all the rest. You have so much going on to deliver an exceptional service or product you do not have time to learn a new skill that will only be used a small part of your day. Can't code for your website? Hire it out. Is social media dragging your time? Hire it out. Can't balance your books? Hire it out. Spend the time you save and focus on getting better with the skills you have, so you can give more of yourself to your clients.
  3. Be authentic. I'm a doctor, but almost everyone calls me Frank. I look people in the eye, I listen to their stories, they have open lines of communication to problem solve, and I genuinely give a damn. People know when you are not doing things in their best interest, so if that sounds like you don't open a business. But if you have something you can offer to make people's lives better and you believe in your product or service, people will want to work with you. You will have success if you keep them in mind.

Where can people find you and your business?


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