Stephanie Moran and Taking the Leap (Part 1)

Y’all, I always say there are two sides to every fitness entrepreneur – one where they believe they can go into another business and help it grow and another where they want to start their own business from the ground up. 

And those two sides are often at war with each other. 

Which is why, in today’s episode, we’re speaking with someone who understands both sides of the story. 

And who might just help you make a decision. 

Stephanie Moran is the founder/owner of CYB Studios and co-founder and Head of Revenue for iKizmet – two businesses doing groundbreaking work in the industry. 

But before becoming the business owner she is today, Stephanie had a long career as the SVP of Global Sales at MindBody.

And leaving her position wasn’t the easiest. 

In today’s episode, Stephanie chats with us about the ins and outs of corporate vs fitness, why it was so tough to leave MindBody to open her dream studio, the importance of certifications and MUCH more. 

This is the first of an extremely informative 3-part series, so get your pens out!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Stephanie’s journey on transitioning from a very successful corporate position to starting her own business
  • What she feels is the #1 skill to have if you want a successful studio
  • Why she waited so long to start her own business
  • What building her dream now looks like! 

With grit & gratitude,



Recommended Episodes

  • Studio Surge – Unveiling Growth Strategies and Transformative Insights around a Multi-Studio Expansion

    Y’all, Imagine, just for a moment, standing in the heart of not one, not two, but…thirteen buzzing studios. Okay, perhaps it's just me and my wild daydreams, but seriously, can you imagine? Queue the drumroll because in EPISODE 577, we’re getting cozy with the dynamic power couple, Beth and Brent Potter, who’ve done just that.…

    Listen Now

  • A Journey of personal and business growth. Meet Kim Paxton who is building a classical pilates business in Australia

    Y’all, Have you ever found yourself mid-Pilates stretch, letting your mind wander off to Australia's sun-drenched coasts? Just me? Oops! Well, whether you've dreamt of it or not, Australia's got some Pilates magic brewing, and I just had to dig deep into it!  So, in the latest EPISODE 576, I got all chatty with the…

    Listen Now

  • Forging a Place For Female Leadership in Fitness: Meet Andrea Bell, Inspire Brands Asia Partner and Anytime Fitness Master Franchisor and Learn What's Factors Are Driving Success For Women in Fitness

    Y’all, Ever had one of those days where juggling even a handful of fitness classes feels like a whirlwind?  Oh, trust me, I've been there, and I've got the coffee stains on my shirt to prove it! But imagine, just for a second, being the driving force behind 340 fitness studios. (Mind-blowing, right?) In EPISODE…

    Listen Now

  • From Investor to Acquisition: Meet Desiree Guillard-Young and Walk Alongside Her Path to a 4 Studio Acquisition and New Role As Director of People for FitLab

    Y’all, Ever been curled up on your favorite couch, sipping some tea (or, hey, maybe that cheeky glass of wine), and had a little “aha” moment about your clients?  Like, why does Sarah come rain or shine, while Mike seems to drift in and out like a summer breeze? Well, guess what? In our latest…

    Listen Now