Healthy, Sustainable Lifestyle - RISE Training & Nutrition

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Darlene Bellarmino, Owner of RISE Training & Nutrition, located in Glen Rock, NJ, USA.

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

RISE provides group fitness classes, personal training, and nutrition counseling.

Tell us about yourself

Fitness is what helped me gain confidence in myself, gave me a voice, and gave me the courage to make tough decisions in my personal life. Because it was so profound in my life, I decided to leave the business world to pursue the fitness industry, where I can help others make a difference in their lives. My motivation is both from my clients as well as my children. I create goals that oftentimes include both groups of people.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Opening up my studio was my greatest accomplishment since becoming a business owner.

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

Thinking of new ideas that keep the interest of clients and keeping up with social media.

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

  1. Have patience with yourself and the process.
  2. Don't be afraid to say no.
  3. Be consistent.

Where can people find you and your business?


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