This week David and Laura are joined by Jorge Bezera, owner of Bezz Training, the community founded, lakeside gym with one of the best views of the City. Bezz Training is an inclusive and accepting club that focuses on one’s health and wellness with the mission is to make working out the highlight of one’s day. Jorge excels at the art of health management and his elite approach to fitness will get you in the best shape of your life. You can find Bezz Training Club at 6033 N Sheridan.
Listen to Episode 143 of Always Andersonville!
Top podcast highlights (by timestamp):
2:43 – Jorge begins by telling us about his personal background and his interest in becoming a personal trainer.
3:43 – Jorge explains his certification process in Cape Cod and his training experiences throughout grad school which involved a lot of travel.
4:36 – Bezera discusses how he made his way to Chicago and his decision to open a gym in Edgewater and his shifts into a larger space.
6:30 – Hear about his shift to Zoom training due to the pandemic and how he focuses on a genuine connection with his clients. And Bezz Training’s eventual move to outside training which became very popular
“If you communicate and are transparent and that you can get through this together, you can charge rough waters with everyone on the boat if you tell them you are taking them to the other side with communications”
“We didn’t lay off anyone, we actually hired 3 new trainers. We were like, lets do this but lets do this together.”
6:00 – Listen to Jorge explaining his client connection process at Bezz Training which starts with continuous communication with his clients.
7:49 – Tune in to hear about all the different classes and workshops Bezz Training has to offer!
9:23 – Hear Jorge discuss how he incorporates technology into his business operations and the benefits they entail
“Building a small community where they cheer on each other in class and push each other in class, I think, is what keeps people coming back, it is that type of connectivity.”
11:54 – Listen to Jorge explain how he offers seminars and workshops for people who want to be trainers!
12:30 – Jorge mentions the accessibility benefits of Bezz Fitness!
17:44 – David and Jorge joke and discuss the benefits of working out so close to the beach and the benefits that can come with it!
18:56 – Jorge explains his hiring process and how incoming trainers must be community builders with high energy and encouraging personalities.
20:20 – Tune in to hear how easy and simple it is to sign up for a Bezz Training membership!
“I tell all the clients to bring someone, bring a friend! I’m not asking that for the money, I’m asking that because it will be a lot more fun if you do this with someone you know!”
22:57 – Jorge explains the new and different classes and services offered at client appreciation day.
25:35 – Jorge explains what it’s like to be a parent while running a business and how rewarding it is.
26:49 – Rapid Fire Questions:
Least favorite muscle group to workout? Favorite cheat meal or snack? What is the best pre-workout snack? What is the worst diet you have heard about since you’ve been training? What is the best way you ease first timers into working out? When is the best time to start? Which business would you switch with?
Connect with Jeorge Bezerra and Bezz Fitness on the following platforms: