Kickass entrepreneur: Fit
Some gyms are pretentious. Some are intimidating and others are just downright dirty. But anyone who has been to Fit knows it’s not any of those.
Fit is exactly what you want a gym to be. Clean, hip, great energy, lots of space, incredible classes, personal trainers and healthy eating options. They pride themselves on having a welcoming atmosphere and great social events. This is exactly what the owner, Scott Lutwak, had in mind when he started the first gym in 2004.
The idea for Fit started when Lutwak was living in Russia. Lutwak was inspired by a friend who knew nothing about gyms but started one and became successful. When Lutwak returned home to Houston, he realized that there was a lack of gyms that really fit his needs and the needs of others. That’s when Fit was born. The success of his first gym led to three more gyms in California, including the very successful Fit gyms in East Village, Solana Beach and Carmel Mountain Ranch and further expansion. The success of these gyms helped to build his other passion project, Urban Angels, a nonprofit that helps to nourish and feed the homeless of San Diego.
Q: Your favorite workout routine?
A: Start with foam rolling, loosen up with elastic bands, going for a hike and then finishing up with aqualogix.
Q: If you were a superhero, who would it be and why?
A: Mighty Mouse - he’s always the underdog, his power is unsuspecting.
Q: Describe your perfect day in San Diego.
A: A Saturday in San Diego. Going to Brooklyn Bagel, Fit Downtown, the farmers market in Little Italy, volunteering at Urban Angels, then heading to North County to enjoy the rest of the day on the beach with my family and four dogs.
Q: Biggest misconception that people may have about Fit?
A: No matter what your fitness level, our door is wide open, we welcome anyone into our Fit family.
Q: CEO or company that you admire?
A: Elon Musk
Q: Motto you try to live by everyday?
A: “I’d rather ask for forgiveness then permission.”
Q: Biggest mistake people make when trying to switch to a healthy lifestyle?
A: That it is a change in lifestyle, it’s not just a diet. It’s more then a few workouts with a personal trainer, its about living a life that revolves around healthy choices. I believe it is about finding the lifestyle plan that fits you.
Q: What would you would bring to a deserted island?
A: Smart phone to stay connected and be able to look at photos of loved ones.
Amber Mesker is an entertainment and lifestyle reporter for DiscoverSD. She loves providing readers updates on Hollywood gossip, San Diego fashion and cool weekend events. You can follow Amber and laugh at her fun, crazy life at @ambermesker
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