Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Abbott.
Hi Alexis, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I grew up in Littleton, CO, in a single-mom household. We didn’t have a healthy family dynamic and struggled financially, so my childhood was pretty rocky. All my life, I wanted to be an actress. I did all the school plays and musicals, and when I graduated high school, I moved to LA, went to acting school, and started working in the film industry. I worked on shoes like Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, Atypical, Ballers, Scandal, and tons more. I loved it until I didn’t. Being in the industry made me feel less than. It didn’t fulfill me. During my 4 years in LA, I started focusing on my fitness and health.
Being on camera makes you way more aware of the way you look. Within that journey, I found my passion for fitness. I realized I didn’t want to act anymore and wanted to pursue fitness as a career. So I moved back to CO and worked on getting my training certification while helping ladies I knew for free. Once officially certified as a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I started my online coaching business Lex Get Fit LLC. I have no college degree and no investors in my company, and we are now a 6-figure company after 2 years. As a 25-year-old woman, I think that’s pretty badass. I recently moved to Tempe from Denver in May for a new, exciting, and warmer environment.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I never received financial help from my parents. I have been on my own since 19 years old. Starting a business is not easy. When I started, I worked 3 other jobs. I donated plasma twice a week to pay my bills and invest everything into my business—navigating and learning how to run a business without prior knowledge or background. I taught myself a lot on my own.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
We are an online fitness/nutrition coaching company. We help busy, high-achieving career women lose fat and build a badass body while leaving diet culture behind. We are big on helping women find their inner badass to transform their bodies, mindset, and life. We work 1:1 with our clients to help build a customized plan for their bodies, goals, and lifestyle. We teach them how to build a healthy lifestyle that makes sense for them, so they achieve their goals while still enjoying life. Over the last 2 years, we’ve helped transform over 100+ women, and it’s our mission to help thousands more.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those just starting.
Just start. People always ask me the best way to get started, and I have to take action. Even if it’s messy, you can figure it out as you go because if you keep waiting until everything is perfect, you’ll never get started.
- Website: https://bit.ly/CareerWomensFatLossSecrets
- Instagram: Alexisashabbott