By Luis Galindo

Let me share why four hormones and genuine interest are helping you and I succeed.

Since the early days we have invested a great amount of time finding out what makes a small business unique, a place where people can come together and unite. A place that could become your “third place” away from home. Three of the most important factors in a small business are people, service, and products.

Service is a key element in our business. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” To serve others is healthy. And it is very natural for a consumer to want to search for a positive and happy place where just like “Cheers,” “everybody knows your name, and they are always glad you came”… One of the reasons we all love small business is because of service and the experience that it brings to people.

When the service, the product, and the people are in sync the experience becomes great. And it is all about the experience now a days right? And when you have a great experience at FunkFit, or a great small fitness studio, great things happen inside your body. Let me explain: There are 4 very important hormones in our body that are released after certain positive situations. They are: Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, and Oxytocin. And I truly believe that you can release them all if the right combination of service and products are provided! You see, when you workout you release Endorphins and you feel great, happy and energetic. Then if you have a smoothie or a bar after your workout your body will release Dopamine. And when you come in and you find someone that helps you with an exercise, or gives you a tip about nutrition, or even better they remember your name, and you also remember theirs, your body and theirs then releases Serotonin. Your body also will release Serotonin with exercise and it will help you feel better and happier. And lastly we have Oxytocin, “the trust hormone.” My favorite and the easiest to get. A simple high five, knuckles, a pat on the back, a “great work” or any sort of genuine affirmation will release this hormone within our members and within us. A great thing about Oxytocin is that just like Serotonin, it works on both parties…a Win-Win.

We consider ourselves lucky to have these 4 hormones on our side. It makes sense why people love the energy of FunkFit. It’s a healthy dose for our Members and our Team!

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