We had the good fortune of connecting with Jen Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jen, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
I have learned many, MANY lessons over the years but one lesson I remind myself of daily, don’t stress on things out of your control. There will be things that go wrong daily but I tell myself to focus on the things you can control and let the rest go. One moment that always make me laugh, brings me back to the first week we opened. We opened without internet; you can imagine how stressful that was considering our world of technology. I was on the phone with our internet provider begging for them to get someone to come out to us sooner, but they did not have anything available. So, I decided I would go try myself (HA). I noticed a work truck in the local business down the street that just so happened to be our internet provider. I pulled over, mind you I am bawling hysterically right now, I got out of my car and knocked on his window begging for him to help us get internet. He probably thought I had absolutely lost my mind. After telling me he was sorry he couldn’t help me, he rolled up his window. I can only imagine what he thought of me! I always look back on that day and laugh now but it reminds me of a big lesson! Unfortunately, having no internet was completely out of my control. Instead of wasting my time trying to fix it, I could have been focusing on the things that were in my control. Lesson learned!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
It was just a little over 3 years ago my journey began as a business owner. Proud, fear, happiness, draining, sad, anger, excitement are just a few of the emotions I feel, daily (HAHA). As a business owner, I do not think there is such a thing as a smooth road. One day you feel on top of the world and the next day you ask yourself how you will make it through the day. Right now, COVID-19 has hit us extremely hard. We had to close for 2 months when the pandemic hit, and it has been a fighting battle ever since. This has been a huge financial hit for us, as it has been for so many small businesses. Besides the financial side of things, it has also been a struggle both mentally and physically. With the uncertainty of some many things, it really takes a toll on you mentally. The ups and downs are hard to manage but we are starting to see the light. We have built an amazing community in Friendswood. I have faith we will get through this and be stronger than ever. Delta Life Fitness is a women focused fitness program that is designed for all fitness levels. Delta Life Fitness provides women the ultimate experience in group fitness training. We strive in fitness and accountability for women who are ready to change their lives and be the best versions of themselves. We provide results-driven group fitness training. Delta Life Fitness’ signature Tone and Torch 30-minute workouts are scientifically designed for women’s bodies to tone up and slim down. Our Tone and Torch workouts are high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity movements or resting periods. We combine cardio torching movements that increase your heart rate up to the 80% and 90% of the max heart rate. Then combine them with the perfect amount of toning movements that will help women achieve the perfect amount of muscle mass. Delta Life Fitness utilizes interval training that will have women working and resting for a designated period of time that lowers the heart rate into the 50% max heart rate range. These proven methods of training will have women burning the max number of calories for up to 36 hours after their workout. There are typically two things that stop women from working out, time and childcare. At DLF, we have the perfect solution for you. Our quick and effective workouts are only 30 minutes long. Also, we provide childcare for those who need it. You can see your child the entire time through our glass windows while you get to enjoy your workout. But what makes Delta Life Fitness so unique is the community of women we build. From the moment you step foot into DLF, you will be welcomed with open arms from not only the staff but our current members. Everyone is encouraging, motivated, and here to support each other on their fitness journey. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Delta Life Fitness – Friendswood would not exist without my amazing support system. My husband, my beautiful kids (Adelyn & William), my mom, my sister, my cousin, all my family, my dedicated & hardworking DLF-FW team, DLF headquarters, my friends, and the list goes on! But there is one person who absolutely deserves credit and recognition, my Dad. He has been right by my side since the very beginning. He is my biggest cheerleader, always there for me and pushing me to do my best. I call him first thing every morning and he never knows where I am on this roll coaster of emotions the business brings but he always answers the phone to listen and remind me to work hard because hard work always pays off. He has never doubted me, not even once. I am blessed to have my Dad by side on this journey. I couldn’t do it without him. Love you, Dad.
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