Why you should absolutely be the girl who goes for (H)it!!
Being one’s own boss is unparalleled in terms of achieving happiness and satisfaction in your career, as well as finding that highly coveted work/life balance.
Finding a business that is conducive to the lives of most women can be difficult, stressful, and at times, disheartening. I’m here to tell you that your search is over! Becoming a 30 Minute Hit franchisee was the best decision I could have made for myself and my family. I myself was a member of a 30 Minute Hit location for five years before making the leap from stay-at-home mom, to business owner. I was awarded my franchise, packed up my husband, three kids and the cat, and moved cities to open the doors of my own Hit studio just a few months later! I knew that I would love the opportunity to be my own boss, and to take what was already a passion of mine and turn it into a career, but I was not prepared for how much of a positive impact I would have on the women of my community. From the physical benefits we help women achieve, to the massive impact our program has on the mental health of our members, to the relationships built both within my Hit, and within the community of other Hit owners, I can’t imagine what my life would be like had I not chosen this path. And I’m not alone. Keep reading to hear what a few of the fierce and fabulous Girlbosses of 30 Minute Hit have to say about their experience.
Ask any Hit owner what her favourite part of owning a 30 Minute Hit is, and she’ll tell you, it’s all about the lifestyle!
Andrea, owner of the Greenfield Park location in Quebec says, “my favourite part of owning my own business is the flexibility it affords me to create a healthy work life balance.”
Laura, owner of three locations in B.C. says, “my favourite part of owning a Hit is having the freedom to spend so much time with my family.”
This sentiment is echoed again from Jodie, owner of two locations in Nova Scotia, “being the Boss Lady allows me flexible working hours which fit around my family and personal life.”
Aside from achieving the perfect lifestyle, owners everywhere will tell you that their other favourite part about owning a 30 Minute Hit is the positive impact they get to make in the lives of the women in their community. So exactly why is what we do at 30 Minute Hit so important? And how does it positively affect women specifically?
“I never felt like I was a part of a community at other gyms” says Laura, “after the birth of my first child, I would have members ask me if they could hold my baby while I got a workout in. I opened a business, and found many new and amazing friends.”
Teri, who has owned her location for over 12 years says, “Women need to feel inspired, that they are beautiful no matter what, and that our health is the most important thing. As mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, we need to put ourselves first sometimes.”
Jodie adds, “I love meeting so many lovely ladies and being a part of their lives. I love hearing their stories, seeing their growth, and knowing that we put a smile on their face every time we see them. It is hard to put into words the physical and mental health benefits that our workout gives our members.”
“We help women feel empowered, stronger, and beautiful,” Andrea says. “Not only are we there as trainers, we become Hit Sisters. We laugh, we cry, we support each other. I will never get tired of hearing how the Hit has changed lives. Women are extraordinary superhumans and the Hit is a place for us to gather and support each other.”
Not only is the 30 Minute Hit franchise completely conducive to and supportive of this philosophy within its culture and business community, but the workout itself makes it easy for members to make self care a priority. As Teri so succinctly puts it, “It’s martial arts inspired, only 30 minutes, no set class times, free kids area, women only, and the best way to relieve stress. The fact that there is always a trainer to teach and motivate you is so much better than being in a big box gym unattended. Hit owners and trainers truly care.”
When asked about their biggest triumph, every owner had the same answer: Surviving the pandemic! This seems an obvious answer, but the reason behind our survival speaks volumes to the kind of company 30 Minute Hit is, and to the kind of support one can expect when joining us as a franchisee. I myself can attest to the unwavering support I have received over the past eight years, in all aspects of my business, not just in this past few years of potential crisis.
Andrea knew the moment she stepped foot in a 30 Minute Hit that she wanted to be a part of the action and could feel the support from day one. “I just love how this company is all about empowering women to become stronger versions of themselves. You’re never alone and always have support.’
The support system in place offers a direct line of communication to our head office and fabulous corporate team, who are always available to offer advice, direction or sometimes just to listen. My fellow Hit owners offer the same kind of support and encouragement, and we all work as one big happy team.
“Being a business owner is one of the things in my life that I am most proud of. I literally took my passion and made it my job, and I’m so glad I did. I LOVE my job!” – Teri
“Being a 30 Minute Hit owner allows be to be the CEO of my own life. I get to set goals that matter, I get to hustle on things I care about, and I get to see the results EVERY SINGLE DAY!” – Jodie
“Do it and don’t look back! Take the leap! You will not regret it. 30 Minute Hit is a company that cares about you, helps you along the way, and sets you up for success.” – Andrea
30 Minute Hit is truly the perfect business for any woman looking to make a career out of helping other women become healthier, stronger and happier. The best part is that you’ll also find all of those benefits for yourself along the way too!
So what’s next? Just go for Hit!!