In this episode Tim talks to Kim Kibe about how she built herself a business and a life by discovering what her passion is…..
With a strong background in English Literature and life long Ozzy Osborne fan Kim Kibe has worked across academia, the public school system, and the business world yet none of it was her true passion. Which led her, as a stay at home mom, to start two companies from her own kitchen in the mid west. Each with a different mission and in different industries. The first, “Kim’s Crazy Cakes” a company that was baking mind blowing kids party cakes and specialty cookies. The business was booming and growing by word of mouth. As great as it was an ingredient was missing. It wasn’t Kim’s true calling.
Ultimately on a whim with her best friend they decided to train for and run their first half marathon. They joined a running group that neither realized also included a fitness and strength program. That surprise led to her transforming not only her business and but also her life. A journey that countless miles, a few triathlons, and list of long term far flung clients that she still serves today fueled her passion.
Kim Kibe is the founder of Crazy Train Fitness LLC where she has been training and ever growing set of clients over the web, at their homes, and at hers for more than 5 years.
Tips for Going From at Home Mom to Business Owner
Find Something that YOU Love Doing
Invest yourself in that thing that you love and you will be able to give more.
Define Your Support System
Mentor Family, In Laws and Kids
Balancing Home Life and a Business
Know Your Strengths
Try Everything in Business Once Yourself but Hire Experts When you Need them
Kids and Clients – Clients can also be invested in your family.
Clients – Keep the Good Ones and Lose the Ones that Aren’t a Fit
3 Things Personalizing Each Clients Experience Does to Benefit Them
Accountability – Personal Trainers vs Group Classes
Health History – Injury, Restriction, Realistic Goals
Food Choices – Don’t eat the cupcakes – Lunch Time Temptation
How to Approach General Internet Fitness Resources
In terms of apps – find ones that fit but don’t over do it.
General Online workouts – There are a lot of great people publishing content, ones that really know their stuff. They don’t however know your or your body. Listen to your body it’s your best resource
Again listen to your body more than the app. Learn to know the difference between discomfort and actual injury that needs rest and treatment by a professional
You Tube – Endless options but be selective.
When looking for a Fitness Coach Things You Should Discuss
Your health history
Your goals and make sure they align with the trainer’s philosophy and approach
Be Honest, open and transparent about your starting point.
How to Find The Best Fit
Pick a place that you are comfortable in
Know what you want in terms of motivation drill I.e. Sargent vs supportive and nurturing
If a class or a coach is not a fit don’t be afraid to have a conversation with them. If nothing else they may be able to help you find something that is a better fit for you.