We had the good fortune of connecting with Elva Trevino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elva, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
We all have a purpose while we’re here. Taking bold risks have led me to some incredible places in my life. Risk is necessary to break generational curses, to break outdated mindsets and most importantly to rise into the leaders we were born to become. The faster we DECIDE to be better, do better, help others better, the faster we learn that taking risks are necessary to lead others by example. We all need each other to step it up. I took a risk playing sports with severe asthma. I took a risk every time I went into one of my 13 kidney surgeries. I took a risk racing in my first 70.3 mile race while I was sick. I took a risk building a business as a single mom and to actualize a vision that only I could see. One that only God could direct me on. I took a risk when I launched a concept in my gym different than most. I took a risk when I launched my second business Beautiful Minds during Covid. And EVERY TIME I took a risk, I failed , I won, and it showed others to get bold too. I’ll continue to risk old beliefs to set the standards high in our community for leadership in faith, fitness, finances, family and business. Because if we don’t, who will? It’s up to ALL OF US to leave a mark. We can’t do that if we’re not courageous. We can’t do that if we let others defeat us or self defeat ourselves. Now more than ever it’s time to risk more than we ever have to raise our communities.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Marcos and Miriam Witt, Harold and Elena Guerra, Hosanna Woodlands, Hosanna Houston, Grant and Elena Cardone , Tim Grover , Shari Wenk and the highest above are just a FEW incredible leaders I’ve been able to work with in depth over the past couple of years who have helped me to take our company Champions Club from a vision to a brand people can trust. We’re not building just a company, we’re creating job opportunities in an uncertain time. I love creating art. And I look at everything I do as just that. From our style of personal training, mindset training, community, leadership, merchandise and above all principles and marketing. I genuinely love people and love seeing them win. Most women come to our gym, or join our online training platforms but end up unraveling so much more for themselves. Campions Club, our studio in Houston is helping families in multiple layers of their lives. Each story and day feels different and at this point our team is unstoppable on raising the bar for leaders everywhere. Our community impact has quadrupled during these hardest times of 2020 when other gyms are closing down. I’m most proud of how we’ve all come together to keep each other moving forward.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Houston’s diversity is incredible. We literally have the best restaurants in the world. If someone were visiting Houston the non negotiables would be Memorial Park, and Champions Club to get their workouts in. I’d schedule a photo shoot with renowned photographer Bryan Anderson and go into the depths of our art districts. Houston’s art and culture is unbeatable and if you need a tour be sure to chat with Stefanie Toungate the artist who painted our signature beach mural. I’d be sure to take them to Antonini’s Subs in Kemah to eat the best Texas subs hands down. Rise the hottest new venue in Houston would be on the must do list as much as driving to the woodlands for an incredible church service with Hosanna Woodlands.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Teamwork has ALWAYS played a factor in our success. I want to thank the beautiful trainers, clients, affiliates and their families in Champions Club for supporting a vision, and coming together to make this company thrive. Some of these incredible women have been with me for years and are family to me. Our gym is doing incredible things in our community and we wouldn’t be getting recognition without each and every one of them. I want to thank the leaders that have come together in our newest project Beautiful Minds who have come together to strengthen each other in a time where people need hope and leadership the most. Our leadership training is impacting so many in such a short time. I want to thank my family, my daughter for being my rock while I had my surgeries, and throughout all of the pivots in my life. We continually support each other even we don’t fully understand our next steps. My daughter Ari for raising the bar on my leadership as a parent. God blessed me the day he gave her to me and has used her words to inspire my actions, character and drive. I want to thank Ashley Reese one of my best friends for making sure I poured the same love into myself as I do every one else on the days that I got tired. We all need an Ashley Reese, and we all will never stop fighting for other families to have their breakthroughs together. This world is quickly changing and I always feel like I’m not doing enough for others. Our incredible team reminds me each day to wake up with a fresh start and get to helping people. They remind me to stay continually on my A game.
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