We had the good fortune of connecting with Bethany Tsai and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bethany, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business helps women become stronger, more empowered versions of themselves. Fitness and nutrition not only positively impact physical health, but mental health as well. Empowered women who are able to take better care of themselves are in turn able to take better care of their loved ones, perform better in their careers and other pursuits, and inspire others along their own journeys. Investing in women’s health is investing in the betterment of our community; the more unstoppable women there are, the more it will flourish in every aspect.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I provide unique services including in-person personal training, completely personalized online training & nutrition coaching, as well as health & fitness DNA testing. While anyone can provide a service, I take pride in serving my clients through taking the time to get to know them personally, taking a holistic approach to their health, and supporting them through all the ups & downs that come along the way.
5 years ago, I would not have even dreamed of being a business owner, let alone in the fitness industry. While working out had been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old, I worked with kids in education and social work settings for several years. I did not yet have the confidence to pursue my dreams, nor had the mindset to dream bigger than my current reality at the time. While I loved working with kids, deep down I knew that I was meant for something more than the current position that I was in. Growing physically and mentally both inside and outside the gym eventually inspired me to seek my first training certification.
It was not as smooth of a road as it appeared from there. From procrastinating getting my initial certification for almost a year because I didn’t truly believe in myself, to trying and failing as an independent trainer and going back to my regular job, to trying again and loading all my workout equipment into my car to train people at their homes during quarantine while working two other jobs, then later getting an offer to go into business full time for myself at a brand-new gym (Die Trying Training Facility). I took a chance on myself and went all in, and it paid off.
Any success I have experienced thus far and the only way to keep progressing is through small daily right actions and perseverance through setbacks. This is the same mentality I encourage my clients to have through their own journeys. It is my ultimate goal to help my clients build confidence and expand the vision they have of themselves through fitness, just like it did for me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There is so much to do in the Phoenix area! I would of course recommend visiting Die Trying Training Facility. First Friday in Downtown Phoenix is another event to check out to explore the city, support small businesses, and experience all kinds of food and art!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shoutout Devon Tillman and Elissa Kawamoto, the owners of Die Trying Training Facility. They provided me with a platform to do what I love, encouraged me to take the leap to go into business for myself while being part of their team, and continue to mentor me along the way.
Billy Hardiman; Francesca Perrelli