By Peg Corwin
Meet Maureen Ryan – owner of the Ryan Wellness and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn how she started and what tips she has for your success.
What is your company’s elevator pitch?
At Ryan Wellness, I help people connect to their “core” and build a strong foundation for their physical, mental and emotional health. I do this through physical training and wellness coaching.
What inspired you to start your business?
I was inspired to start my business because I wanted to take a more holistic approach to health and wellness. After teaching Junior High Physical Education and Health for 13 years, I knew I was most effective when working one-to-one or with small groups.
Who are your clients, and give an example of how you served that person or business?
My Pilates & TRX clients are men and women who are motivated to improve their muscular strength, balance and functional range of motion. I tend to work with people who are coming back from an injury as well as those that want to build and maintain their strength and balance as they age.
We focus on building a strong foundation of functional strength with attention to proper alignment and muscular balance. The goal is to carry this awareness and strength into your daily activities, sports and fitness classes. For example, I have created a series of videos with exercises for runners and athletes
What is your biggest business challenge?
My biggest business challenge has been adapting to the change in careers and learning more about business in order to effectively market and share my services with those who can benefit the most.
Mentor name, and how they have helped you in your business?
My mentor is Peg Corwin. She’s been a wonderful resource for online marketing and is so supportive in terms of sharing information that would benefit my business. She’s incredibly positive and very committed to her clients!
What advice would you give other entrepreneurs?
I would encourage other entrepreneurs to create a positive support system. Peg is an example of someone I’m grateful to have by my side on this journey.
What is your website for further info?
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