BFS-NYC 2019 Speakers – Five Questions with Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran

What trends do you see most affecting the future state of the Boutique Fitness industry?

Consumers are increasingly purchasing multiple memberships to get a complete and well-rounded work out and they want fitness on demand. Not to mention the MB acquisition by Vista.

Who or what inspires you as a business owner and why?

In the studio space, I’m inspired by Sarah and Mason Levy, who built the y7 brand out of eight mats and a 300-square-foot space in Brooklyn six years ago.
In the tech space, Startup founders is my inspiration. In this business, its such a grind and so easy to give up among the competition. Simply taking the risk and going for it is inspiring.

What is one of the most important lessons that you have learned as a studio owner?

I’ve learned that owning a studio demands a lot of your energy, your time, your commitment and your money. You have to be there every day.

What do you love most about being a studio owner?

I love teaching my teachers to deliver quality classes and providing the gift of fitness to our community.

What book, video, podcast, Ted Talk, etc. that has influenced your management philosophy and why?

Podcast – “I love the startup”
Book: 7 habits of highly effective people
Other than those channels, my influence has been experience and people who have mentored and inspired me along the way.