A graduate in marketing and sales from Rizvi College of Commerce, Rizwan Sayed, has accumulated vast experience in managing health and fitness clubs. After realizing the lack of quality health and fitness clubs for the middle class in India, Rizwan conceptualized Your Fitness Club (YFC). Being passionate about social work, he provides sports specific training to underprivileged students at gyms of YFC in association with Magic Bus.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Fitness facility for people at an affordable price.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
When I started, all the major players were focusing on building high-class commercial gyms targeting high-income group that the middle class couldn’t afford and there were players focusing on setting up local gyms for low-income group. There were fewer options for the middle class who wanted good service at affordable price. YFC started with the motive to serve this need of middle-class section of our society.
What is your life mantra?
To establish affordable & automated gymnasium for the middle class section of society across PAN India.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The education system in our country has universities for all types of specialized skills and courses. However, there is no university for the fitness industry. This is a major concern for any gym owner to find skilled trainers. However, I have been lucky here to have the support of K11 Fitness Academy, which has guided me throughout my journey.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Reading motivational books, attending workshops and seminars, being a part of networking groups for entrepreneurs.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Our company received a big fund recently. It will be big news for the entire fitness industry. All the details will be shared with media by mid-October.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Skill to drive & inspire people, persistence, and dedication.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Facebook, Instagram & Google Keep
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I start my day with exercise. This gives me the energy to run throughout the day.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Not getting enough sleep and rest. I have started working on changing this.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Have clear defined Goals. We can achieve success only when we can visualize it while working for it.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
As an entrepreneur wearing multiple hats is a normal thing. But one must avoid doing all by self and learn to delegate.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
What are your plans for next 3 years?
100 clubs with brand presence in all states across India.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Would grab the opportunity and do dual specialization in finance & healthcare.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
United States of America, Maldives & Dubai.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Have the will to win and the heart to go the extra mile.”