We had the good fortune of connecting with Andy Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Fitness and health has always been something that we made a priority for ourselves. We had been helping some of our friends and each other with our nutrition and strength/conditioning work and one day on a trip, a friend of ours (shoutout Beth Kinder) asked and encouraged us to start our own business of doing that for other people. At first, we thought she was crazy but the more we thought about it the more real it became. Then one weekend after a tough week at our jobs we decided we were going to make it a reality as an exit strategy for our jobs so we went to a coffee shopped and made a plan. We executed on that plan the best we could and the rest is history.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
So we put other here because sometimes it is hard to nail down and encompass all that we do. We both are owners and coaches for our own business No End Performance. We also own a marketing company Landy Design Co that is a one stop shop for all things marketing (branding, website design, social media management, and anything graphic design related), Finally, we both coach at our hometown gym Reaction Fitness Collective in Downtown Greenville, SC (shout out Amy Fryt).

Honestly, we got here by a lot of dumb luck mixed with just not giving up. We started this thing the year before COVID and then started our other business the year OF COVID. We got lucky that people needed what we were providing during that time. But it was VERY hard. At the beginning, there were a lot of months where we had no idea if we were going to be able to pay rent but we found a way and here we are talking to you guys somehow!

If there was anything we wanted people to know it would be this: Starting a business is hard. WAY HARD. But just keep showing up, doing the work well, and be ready because if you do that, your time will come and people will notice and give you a shot.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

Stop #1: Workout at Reaction Fitness Collective
Stop #2: Brunch at Tacozinni
Stop #3: Coffee and Donuts at Gather
Stop #4: Ride bikes on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and get MORE coffee
Stop #5: Dinner at Jianna if you’re feeling fancy or pizza at Sidewall Pizza
Stop #6: Drinks/Snacks/Desserts at Gather again

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As we mentioned before, Beth Kinder, our dear friend that encouraged us to take the leap and start this business. Alan Shaw, Head Coach and Owner of Rhapsody Fitness down in Charleston, for helping us get started and be a constant encouragement. ALL of our athletes. Without you guys, all of this would have fell flat from the beginning. Mary Beth Henderson, owner of Front & Center Marketing in Charleseton, SC for just always having our backs and calming us down when we think we have really screwed up this time. Last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, Amy Fryt, the owner of Reaction Fitness Collective in Downtown Greenville. She has been a continuous support and advocate of us from the beginning. She’s the best and we love her.

Website: https://www.noendperformance.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noend_performance/

Other: https://www.instagram.com/landydesignco/ https://www.landydesignco.com/

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