Today we’d like to introduce you to Jules Gomez.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started off working in university and college admissions. After seven years in my career within higher education, I took a leap of faith and transitioned full time into the health and fitness industry. I have always enjoyed advising people and guiding them towards their best selves. I also have been on my own health journey so when I fell into teaching group fitness, I knew I found my calling. I’ve been in the industry for about five years and it’s the most fulfilled I’ve ever been!
Has it been a smooth road?
It has not always been a smooth road. I spent a long time sitting behind a desk or in a cubicle feeling caged. I love being around people and being active so working in an office setting was the total opposite. It’s also scary when you need financial security and you are unsure if making a career change will be the best move or if you’ll end up not being able to pay your bills. For so long, I stayed in my job because I had a mortgage payment. I knew I belonged in the health and fitness industry but I was holding myself back from my dreams in fear of losing my home. My advice is to choose something and go all in because once you’re all in, then you have no other choice but to make it work.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I currently teach classes at Sanctuary Fitness in the Arts District and I do personal training at Fast Lean Fit in Ktown, as well as in-home training in Hollywood and Studio City. I approach training from a holistic view, taking into account a client’s lifestyle, habits, behaviors and psychology. Even though I got my Master’s degree in Education Counseling, knowledge and practice has helped me counsel clients through workout and nutrition programs. I work with a diverse range of clients, and I love helping people weightlift for the first time. Many of my female clients have become more comfortable lifting weights and gaining confidence to walk into the gym on their own, which is something I am proud of. I am also proud that I can help clients improve and transform from the inside out. Fitness is more than just physical. It is a mental, spiritual, and emotional experience.
What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
Get to know yourself and learn your strengths and interests through hands-on experiences. The best career involves something you’re good at, something you enjoy and helping the greater good in some way. And of course, making an abundant living! The greater the risk, the bigger the reward. Time is finite, so have faith and find ways to constantly learn and grow.
- Instagram: @julesfitla