I started a fitness business in 2012, which now has three locations plus an online business. The business grew 12% during 2020 including COVID and 10x the revenues since its first year. I was a professional baseball player before opening the fitness company.
Heroin addict in recovery (5+ years) and wrote about my struggles with addiction and how it shaped who I am regarding my successes/failures in all my application essays.
EDITOR’S NOTE: BIG Congratulations for your recovery. And, wonderful that you are able to share about this experience.
Undergrad School: Brandeis University
Undergrad Major: Sociology
Age: 37, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Master's in Education and Sport Psychology
School Name: Boston University
Extracurriculars: The Phoenix: Host free fitness classes at my fitness locations for addicts in recovery. Serve in mentorship program as well.
Industry: Fitness: brick and mortar and online
Length of Employment: 8 yrs
Big Life Wins:
1. Raised $250k seed capital for initial startup, then $400k for second round for expansion. Continued growth despite COVID without any layoffs.
2. Completed Master’s Degree from top US School and built above mentioned business while battling heroin addiction; beat addiction and help mentor fellow addicts.
Post MBA Goal:
Consulting for health care and/or addiction recovery services. Or private equity. Unsure at this point.
Target School: Ross