118: From Brick and Mortar to Online Coaching with Felicia Romero

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Felicia Romero, online coach, eight-time fitness cover model and trainer on season two to Fit to Fat to Fit.

Here’s what Travis and Felicia discuss in this episode:

  • About Felicia Romero
    • Most excited to be transitioning out of brick and mortar to all online coaching to reach more people nationwide.
  • Tell us about your experience with a brick and mortar business.
    • She felt that to be a respected trainer she had to have a brick and mortar business.
    • It was a dream of hers and she opened her first gym right out of college.
    • After that, she opened up a second gym with a business partner that was all trainer-based.
    • The gym was very competitor minded, but after she got out of competition she was no longer passionate about it.
    • She then sold her portion of the gym.
    • She opened up a boutique gym that did group training.
      • Similar to an Orange Theory membership model.
    • She was always stressed and not making a ton of money
    • She didn’t love the business side of things
      • She then sold the business and it forced her out of her comfort zone.
    • She’s now all online and about to do her own retreat.
  • Talk about your decision to leave your comfort zone and step out online.
    • She remembers being stressed and recognizing it and not doing anything about it.
    • The pain has to be stronger than the fear, and that’s where she was.
      • She didn’t get to take vacations
      • She was married to the business.
    • One of her biggest fears was letting people down.
    • Change brings about amazing growth in your life.
  • What does the next decade look like for you?
    • She wants to continue to train online.
    • She wants to transition into motivational speaking.
    • She loves to travel and wants to continue doing that.
  • Do you have a show you’re putting out right now?
    • She’s considered the podcast space.
    • She’s starting to do more YouTube.
  • What was the most difficult thing you’ve found with people who invest money with you?
    • Money is one of the highest forms of commitment.
    • When someone invests in themselves, they tend to take it more seriously.
    • People make things harder than they have to be.
  • What are some of the different habits you try to help people create?
    • She’s open about the extreme dieting she used to do.
    • She gets a lot of women that have really bad relationships with food.
    • She has women identify what foods are trigger foods for them.
    • Why do we reward ourselves with food? It’s just food and we have to look at it differently.
  • What do you think about fasting?
    • She loves intermittent fasting.
    • It’s awesome for brain cognition and function.
    • Great for cleaning your gut.
    • We put too much emphasis on food.
  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important and why?
    • Who you know because if you don’t know the right people to get your message out, you’ll never be able to grow and build.
    • You can always learn along the way.
  • Who are some of the best networkers that you know and why?
    • Lori Harder – she’s not afraid to ask questions and get people on her podcast.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah
    • Love her story and testimony – she’s a wealth of knowledge.
  • How do you like to consume content best, books, blogs, podcasts, or videos?
    • Books and podcasts
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine
    • Wake up early
    • Bulletproof coffee
    • Writes down her ideal day and batches
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Anything from Justin Bieber
  • What are you not very good at?
    • Asking for help
  • What is one place where we can find you online?
    • Instagram @feliciaromero

Tweetable Quotes:

  • The best things in life happen outside your comfort zone.
  • Change brings about amazing growth in your life.
  • Who you know is the most important because you can always learn along the way.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Felicia’s website

Judgement Detox – book by Gabrielle Bernstein


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