Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jonathan Logan, Owner of Loray Athletic Club, LLC, Live FIT United, LLC., located in Gastonia, NC, USA.

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

I own and operate Loray Athletic Club; we service greater Gaston County and the surrounding by offering a premium fitness experience. We offer general membership, personal training, group fitness, as well as a host of other wellness services.

Tell us about yourself

Coaching and personal training (gym ownership) are all my dream job. This was always the goal; this was always the plan. I started personal training while attending Winston-Salem State University and was immediately hooked! I’m living my dream! This is the best job, and I get to do it with the best team in fitness.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to see my team’s dreams come true. They’re starting families and starting businesses; it’s all amazing! And being able to help facilitate that is the icing on the cake.

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

Every day presents a new set of challenges, and there is no figuring it out later. Most things require your attention and a decisive response.

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

  1. Believe in yourself (you CAN do it).
  2. Trust your gut and be willing to use the help of others.
  3. Entrepreneurship is hard, but so is working in a job you don’t like. I choose running my own business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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