Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michele Riechman, Personal Trainer & Health Coach of Michele Riechman LLC, located in Buckeye, AZ, USA.

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

I help women over 40 gain control of their health and get into shape, fix their metabolism, and lose weight for good. My mission is to empower women to take control of their health through simple lifestyle changes so they can feel good and live life to the fullest.

Tell us about yourself

Hi, I'm Michele Riechman, a mom of 4 & military spouse. I have my doctorate in physical therapy, and I'm an online personal trainer, health coach, and yoga teacher for women over 40. My health has been a journey for me. After my first child, I remember feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I was having anxiety and heart palpitations, and I found out my cholesterol was high. Then after my third child, I started to slowly regain the weight that I had lost. I remember going up a flight of stairs and being out of breath. This was a wake-up call and made me reprioritize my health. Through quick workouts and basic nutrition, I kept things simple and stayed consistent. Not only did I lose the weight and keep it off, but I started to feel better and have more energy.

On top of this, just a couple of years ago, I started having some autoimmune issues. I knew that lifestyle changes could have a big impact, so I worked on improving my gut, increasing my nutrition, and lowering my stress, and it worked! My autoimmune started to improve. So, I'm here to encourage others to find simple ways to take control of their health.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment has been launching my podcast, Healthy Beyond 40!

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

I love what I do, so finding balance and turning off the switch is hard. I have such a big mission to help others, but I also need to make sure I'm taking care of myself, and sometimes that means slowing things down in my business.

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

  1. Do what you are passionate about and start building up knowledge and skills in those areas.
  2. Just start working with people to gain experience.
  3. Always keep learning, but just start.

Where can people find you and your business?


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