Hey Athletes! This week’s question is about how EO3 came about and if Jerred ever thought of quitting. Listen in to hear more!
Episode 07 of Ask Me Anything is Up!
This week’s question is from Eddy. It’s more of a personal question about End Of Three Fitness, how Jerred started the company, and if he ever thought of quitting. Jerred tells us a bit about the journey and if he ever felt like throwing in the towel!
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AMA 07: Quit EO3…?
[00:00:00] Jerred Moon: Welcome to garage gym athlete. Ask me anything. It’s pretty simple. I’ll be answering questions from the thousands of athletes that follow our daily programming. If you have a question or topic you want submitted, go to garage dot com slash AMA let’s get started.
All right, ladies and gentlemen, Jared moon here from into three fitness. Welcome to garage, gym, athlete. Ask me anything. So today’s ask me anything. Question is from Eddie and he says, how close did you come to quitting into three fitness followup question. At what point did you know into three fitness was going to be successful enough financially to continue?
So like I said at the beginning of doing these, ask me anything. Is anything. So I’m happy to answer questions about life, business, fitness, nutrition, really anything. So this is more of the behind the scenes business. Happy to [00:01:00] discuss. So how close did I come to quitting into three fitness or running this company?
And I’ll say, I never really, never really came close to quitting. And the main reason being is because, An online business like we run now is very, very low cost. So I was running this company out of pocket for many years, just kind of as a, as a hobby, a side project. I definitely wanted it to be a business.
I didn’t know, you know, I was full time active duty military, so I didn’t really know how to go about doing that. And so I had a lot to learn early on. but I never really got close to quitting. This is. My absolute passion. I, I love what I do and get to do every single day now. but if for some reason I wasn’t doing this into three, fitness would still exist just in a much smaller capacity.
I would go back to it being a side hustle side project, occasional blog posts, things like that. Not as robust doing all the things that we’re doing now. But. I never really came close, really close to quitting. I mean, it’s been [00:02:00] really challenging over the years. I think that’s entrepreneurship in general.
A really kind of, you know, paving your own way in the, in the fitness industry, because we don’t do what a lot of other people’s do. Like the, the company is not based around me and my six pack, you know, we don’t display before and after photos. we’ve just decided very early on to be a very different. A fitness company.
And for that reason, you know, we’ve gotten a lot of people, interested in what we’re doing, but at the same time, we’re not doing no, we’re not keeping the status quo in the fitness industry. So we haven’t, you know, done all the other things that you’re supposed to do, quote, unquote, do to be successful.
And so that’s, that has made it more challenging probably then. you know, just if we were just a weight loss business and we just plastered before and after photos of everybody, you know, maybe things would’ve been a little faster, a little bit easier. but no, never really got close to quitting. I love what I do and, you know, like I said, if, if for some reason all this got shut down or taken away, into three, fitness would still exist in some [00:03:00] capacity just cause it’s my passion and I love doing it as far as the financially.
When did I know that this was going to be a viable thing that could support my family? so very early on. When I was active duty military, a lot of this stuff was just free. Like what, you know, as garage gym athlete now was actually 100% free. There wasn’t an app or anything included like that. The service there was only me really, but we posted a free programming, for years and, you know, thousands and thousands of people followed it for free for many years.
I learned a couple things. the reason I was doing it free is because, I didn’t want to be on the hook for providing a level of service. While I was active duty military. I didn’t want you to be paying me money, but I can only give you 10, you know, five or 10% of my attention. I want it to be able to give you all of my attention, and that’s what I’m doing today.
and so one thing I learned was. People don’t respect free. And so even if we were to continue to do free or giveaway free programs, if I found out early on in business and [00:04:00] life with family members, everything else, if you give somebody something for free, they’re not gonna do it. They’re not going to stick with it.
There’s, they have no skin in the game. it would just be another thing they’d glance at and move on. so really that’s a big, big lesson learned for me. But the official, like. Hey, how did you, when did you know this was financially viable? When we transitioned from free blog programming to, it wasn’t even truly what garage gym athlete is now.
It was 12 week cycles. So we’d launch a 12 week cycle, we’d call a cycle shred or hard to kill. They weren’t tracks. we would do these, you know, big pushes is a lot more expensive for people back then when we first launched, because we provide a lot more coaching. you know, Skype calls for every single member who joined.
So it was a lot more expensive. But then I, I had the idea of wanting to create. well, we have now a garage gym athlete. But when we first launched those three month segments that people would sign up for, that’s really when I knew that this was a real possibility because people were interested, the people were getting amazing results.
And, you know, it was just, I knew [00:05:00] that if we, if we wanted to be bigger, we could. And so that’s a kind of, when I knew several years ago, launched garage mathletes several years ago and haven’t looked back. So, you know, it’s kind of a proof of concept phase with just the programming in general. And once people started getting results, and I knew people were very interested in, like I said, more performance based program, not this, you know, six pack before and after I lost 150 pound type junk you see all over the internet.
Once I found people were actually interested in this stuff, that’s when I really knew, ah, this was a real thing that we could, we can move forward. So Eddie, thanks for the question, man. Hopefully that answers everything and hopefully you guys got something out of that beyond just me talking about behind the scenes here.
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