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There are several paths that one can take to enter the health and wellness industry. Anthony Rosado, the owner of Pro Strength & Recovery LLC, a unique studio in Long Island, was recently shared his story with us on how he got interested in health and wellness, and how he started his business.
Who is Anthony Rosado?
Anthony Rosado’s story shows that you can enter an industry and scale your services successfully. Rosado carved out a niche for himself, rebranded and tailored services for his demographic. Robert Palmer describes him as “a good person and a good small business owner.” He is the owner of Pro Strength & Recovery LLC. This studio is the number one and only studio in Long Island that focuses completely on assisted stretching and recovery.
The Reason Anthony Rosado Joined the Health and Wellness Industry
Rosado’s entry to the health and wellness industry flowed from a personal desire to become healthier. He eventually got certified as a personal trainer, got into the industry, and then sought to figure out how he could offer valuable service and achieve success in the industry.
The love for sports was always a part of Anthony Rosado’s life. He was an athlete growing up. He then went away to college and started to drift away from athletics. He actually gained a lot of weight. At college, he studied physical therapy and was on a path to become a physical therapist.
He did not have a very clear plan for how he would operate in the health and wellness industry. His approach to the industry was experimental. He thought to himself that he would give it a try. He would combine his passion and education and try to help others while making a living.
The Birth of Pro Strength & Recovery LLC
Pro Strength & Recovery was started back in January 2018. It started as a Limited liability company, but was later converted to a corporation. His journey to establish this business started back in 2015.
He left the company he was working with and moved back to Long Island while completing his master’s degree in Exercise Science.
In long Island, he got a position as a trainer at the UFC gym. While at this gym, a member of the Stretch to Win Institute had shared with him the benefits of a new certification, Fascial Stretch Therapy. This certification would cost Anthony around $2,000 and would require that he travel to Canada or Arizona to complete it. While everybody else at his gym passed on the opportunity, Rosado decided to invest in himself and set himself apart from the competition.
After completing the first level of the certification, Rosado immediately started to see results. He started to get a lot of clients that were interested in his new skills. The certification would later make way for Rosado to work with the NBA. He worked with the Brooklyn Nets for almost two years. According to Rosado, he got the job “mostly because the head guy in charge had the same certification I did and the stretching.”
After completing all the levels of the program, Anthony decided to drop all his training clients and move into stretching completely. He now mainly does assisted stretching. He also teaches stretch techniques that individuals can do on the floor.
COVID-19’s Impact on Stretch to Win Institute
During the height of the pandemic, Anthony Rosado moved his services online. Going online gave him “an opportunity to interact with people on a different level. I was doing a lot of virtual sessions with clients and it allowed me to work on that part of my business that I previously wasn't working on.”
One of the challenges he faced was learning to handle the schedule of his virtual services. It was initially overwhelming as he was doing back to back sessions. He started to limit the number of sessions he would do daily to around 5 per day and scheduled a day off for himself. He is also intentional about scheduling time to work on himself and build his skill set so that he can deliver more value.
Golden Advice from Anthony Rosado
Anthony Rosado believes that individuals who are just starting to offer services in the industry should focus on their strengths. “Double down on your strengths, don't focus on your weakness because you're not going to have enough time in a day, in a month, in a year to ever improve it to the level of your strength.” He shared that this even applies to an individual working at a fast-food restaurant. “Whatever service thing that you're doing, make it unique, but make it the best, whatever it is.”
To individuals operating a brick and mortar, an LLC, S Corps, or DBAs, it is important that you have a desire to offer superior service. In addition to offering great service, Rosado believes that it is important to create a system of support around your operation.
Things were difficult for Rosado when he just started his business because he was trying to do everything for himself. From this experience, he learned the importance of working with others. As a business owner, “the most important word you can come to be best friends with is delegation,” shared Rosado.
We have heard from Anthony Rosado the importance of having a solid support system and sound business principles as you grow your product. Pro Strength & Recovery is certainly making waves in the industry and so can you.
If you would like to get in touch with Anthony Rosado, you can reach him at ProStrengthRecovery.com. His Instagram is @RecoverwithRosado. His office is located in Franklin Square, New York. His telephone number is 516-587-1974.
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Original Referenced Story :by Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business
Updated 12:14 PM ET, Wed April 1, 2020
I always stress how important it is to be on top of your industry trends when advising fitness professionals. It is not enough to gaze at the major players', but equally important to ask why emerging brands choose to take alternative routes in their business models. Alexis Benveniste published an article on CNN Business that explored this $94 billion industry-related shift. By understanding how to tie business decisions to data instead of intuition, you will make informed decisions, allowing exposure for growth or to prevent your demise. For the +400k personal trainers in the USA, if the mark was missed, get caught up by doing the following:
1). Go digital while keeping a similar value proposition and offering.
2). Restrain from putting all eggs in one basket, by thinking brick and mortar site equals success and end goal.
3). Learn to scale your business by offering in-person, live-streamed, and pre-recorded options for customers.
It is essential to understand that you can never 100% accurately predict the industry, but you can stay on top of growing trends by continuously equipping yourself with the tools so that when a pivot is needed, you can drop step and dunk.
Robert L. Palmer
Fitness Entrepreneur | Digital Operator| Wellness Brand Consultant
Dedicated to answering clients questions on experiences in hopes to build a community on the things that are trending currently in Food , Fashion and Fitness.