How to Get the First Customers for Your Fitness Business

Episode 17
Mariska Breland is the founder and creative director of Fuse Pilates®, a pilates studio and fitness brand in NW DC that offers mat, reformer and chair classes using their unique “Fuse” method.

In today’s interview, Mariska talked about how she went from being a part-time pilates teacher to starting her own studio. As an entrepreneur, Mariska is talented in many things. And what especially impresses me is how she creates an authentic brand for her business through everything she does. And that unique brand has helped set her business apart from all the competitors out there. In this interview, Mariska gave plenty of branding tips. She also talked about how to attract initial customers as a new business, how to most effectively promote your business, and what content to put on your social media channels.

“You need to know who you are as a brand. Companies that do branding well always have a set tone that they stick to. It’s not all over the place.”

– Mariska Breland

 


Fuse Pilates®

Location:

1401 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:202-588-7333
Email:info@fusepilates.com
Instagram, Facebook, Yelp, Twitter


Reference

Tieks by Gavrieli

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Biker Barre

Jane Brodsky and Katie Geffken are the lady bosses of Biker Barre, the first-ever indoor cycling and Barre studio in Washington DC. Since opening in 2012, Biker Barre has won various awards, rave reviews, and is very much loved by its local community.

Jane and Katie left their traditional corporate careers to pursue an entrepreneurial dream in fitness. In today’s interview, they talk about co-founder relationship, competing with large national fitness chains, and their secrets for attracting and retaining customers. They especially emphasize the importance of building a community around the business. This is a very thought provoking episode no matter whether you’re in the fitness industry or not.

We don’t want to be in the coolest neighborhood. We want to be in a neighborhood where people moved there to have a sense of community.

– Katie Geffken

 


Biker Barre

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Barracks Row

738 7th St. SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 733-1009


Reference

Classpass