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

Hi Germaine, how do you think about risk?
You have to take risk to get the reward. Everything I have done thus far has been a risk weather in life or business. In order for me to know the outcome of my idea It had to put it to the test. My whole life has been a risk, I take chances, that’s how I figure out what works for me. Since I was 16 my life has been a risk, when i lost my mom all I could do was bet on myself.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
With being a business man a lot comes along with that because I have to wear so many hats in each business. With Five-Star Fitness, the gym I own being the driving force of how i get to the point I am today, I have learned to adjust and adapt and make business decisions based on facts and not my feelings. I think that’s the difference between others and I and that is what has help not only grow each business but help me stay in business. Learning how to run and sustain a business was definitely hard. I was self taught so I made a ton of mistakes, made some bad business decisions and trusted some of the wrong people along the way. But I stayed motivated to make things happen not only for me but for my family also. You learn many things along the way when you are figuring out how to run a business. one thing I learned which may be the most important is to stay in my own lane and not follow trends. I learned in order for me to create longevity, I needed to become the trend, so that how i created and push my brand. That is how we became a household name around the city and now around the states. Five-Star Enterprise is a brand of integrity built for the people. We were created with the people in mind so everything we do, is affordable and designed to help everyone build and start their own legacy from becoming fit and healthy and wearing affordable fitness attire to do so, to knowing the steps to purchasing a home and also understanding hoe to create wealth through real estate by becoming an investor. To us it’s simple, we just out work the work. We don’t apply the pressure, we are the pressure.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When my people come to town, the first place you must come is the Five-Star Fitness gym, you are obligated to visit the TRAP as the people call it. After they experience the best workout in the city, we will then grab something good to eat. With my city being known for some of the best restaurants, choosing some good eats will not be hard. We will start out with s0me good ole soul food at our local spots. Either Eagles Restaurants or Yo Mama are my top 2 spots when it comes to soul food. There are also several great options to choose; to name a few Half Shell Oyster House, Walk- Ons, Cheesecake Factory, Pappadeaux’s, Southern Kitchen and Bar, etc. After that my people and I will head to our Uptown District to Top Golf for drinks and some entertainment before we hit the night light scene. Now the night life in Bham is hot. During the week we will hang out at some of my favorite places like the Plum Bar, Dirty Ashes, Goudy’s, The Safe Room, Lake View District to name a few. One thing about my city is full of entertainment and good food. You will defiantly enjoy a week in the city without a doubt. .

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate it to my wife, brother, son, daughter and every client that I has had the opportunity to work with me weather in fitness, investing or real estate. I also would like to give credit to my friends who supported me along this journey and Reginald McGary the man the gave me guidance at the most critical point in my life.

Website: get5starfit.com/ redkrushapparel.com

Instagram: get5starfit/ myfivestarhome/red_krush

Linkedin: Germaine Mobley

Facebook: Germaine Mobley/Five-Star Fitness/Germaine Mobley Realtor/Red Krush Apparel

Image Credits
Jason Flakes J. Flakes Photography D Jerome Smedley Photography

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