Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gina Leslie, Founder of Light Side of Health, located in Grapevine, TX, USA.

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

Welcome to the Light Side of Health. We are so glad you are here! Light Side of Health offers health and nutrition programs, health products, and GROWING kits designed to help you achieve your goals. Your life may be hectic, and time for self-care can feel challenging. We certainly understand. Regardless, you can live a healthy life!

This site offers a variety of health and wellness products, programs, workshops, kits, and classes for individuals, families, and communities of all different socio-economic backgrounds. Our signature GROWING health kits are designed to show you and your loved ones how you can start your own herbal indoor garden, along with providing exclusive premium nutrition, fitness, and GROWING content. Our philosophy is Keep Going, Keep Growing!

Our health kits feature everything from biodegradable products to FUN jewelry pieces that are not only intended to encourage you on your health journey but also inspire HOPE!!

Our products come with our Recipes and Premium Content. Our Recipes and Premium Content are packed with nutrition, recipes, workout guides, and GROWING content. In addition to countless recipes, fitness, and growing tips, you have access to Zoom calls, nutrition, fitness, and growing Q&As, and challenges. We will also provide additional discount codes for our expanding product line.

Tell us about yourself

I am Gina Leslie, the founder of the Light Side of Health, and I am a sport, fitness, and health enthusiast. I received my business degree with an emphasis in sports business and a minor in economics from the University of Oregon. While I was there, I worked for the football department, and my love for sports and sports training blossomed.

After graduation, I worked in sports marketing and assisted in running a sports training facility. I have run multiple marathons and even competed in a fitness competition. While training, I began to acquire multiple fitness and nutrition certifications. I am a certified International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Elite Trainer, ISSA Certified Yoga Instructor, a Specialist in Exercise Therapy, a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, a Specialist in Group Fitness, and a Specialist in Sports Nutrition.

But before those certifications impress or intimidate you, know that my first love is assisting my friends with health and fitness. Given my love of health and fitness, helping friends, and business development, it's a given that I've found my true mission in life running Light Side of Health.

In conjunction with running Light Side of Health, I currently work in the finance field. I recognize that there is not only a need for optimal nutrition and fitness programming but also guided programming/coaching that shows people how to implement their health plan into the busy lifestyle as well within their budget. My hope is to help as many people as I can improve their lives with health and fitness, as well as encourage families and friends to gather around the dinner table.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to come alongside those on their health journey. Also, seeing a product on someone makes me smile so hard!

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

Learning how to scale the business.

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

  1. It takes time; a business is a long game. There will be many ups and downs. Stay the course.
  2. Be flexible, don't be afraid to adjust your sails and make pivots.
  3. Never forget why you started; it will keep you going when you want to give back.

Where can people find you and your business?


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