Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Risa Sheppard, founder and owner of Sheppard Method Pilates, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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

Sheppard Method Pilates is a multi-faceted studio offering private and group sessions along with an in-depth teacher training program.

Tell us about yourself

After teaching Pilates in people's homes for many years, the appeal of a one-stop-shop where clients could come to me was calling. Having a space to provide a fitness resource and a school for those who wish to teach is incredibly fulfilling and motivates me to continue building the business.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Staying on my own two feet as a woman in this industry and making it through the day.

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

There are so many moving parts in any business, and keeping all the balls in the air at once can bring multiple challenges.

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

Have tenacity and grit, and take nothing for granted.

Where can people find you and your business?


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