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From fitness bloggers to personal chefs, there is high consumer demand for experts in the wellness industry. — Getty Images/filadendron

Many entrepreneurs are channeling their passions for health and wellness into their careers by taking their commitments to these lifestyle aspects — think: fitness, nutrition, mindfulness — and creating unique brands that help inspire others.

If you’re eager to start a health and wellness business but don’t know where to start, look no further. Here are seven business ideas you can start in this industry.

Become a certified personal trainer

Many people want to make healthier choices and improve their physique, but lack the experience or education to take that first step. This is where personal trainers come in.

If you already love spending time at the gym, you can become a certified personal trainer and work with clients on their health and wellness goals. Depending on your schedule’s flexibility, you can choose to meet in person or over video chat, or you can even create fitness routines for your clients to view or download online.

Buy a fitness franchise

You don’t have to create an original business to find success in the health and wellness industry. Perhaps you’re already fond of an existing gym franchise; you can choose to open your own location near you. As a franchise owner, you’ll be backed by a supportive team and strong brand, while living out your dream with a business you believe in.

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Start a health and wellness blog

If you consider yourself an expert in the health and wellness field, create a blog dedicated to all things health and wellness. You can build a following with your content — through your blog and social media platforms — and then earn profits through ad deals and sponsorships. Take the time to collaborate with other influencers in your industry so you can form lasting connections and increase your brand exposure.

Sell health and wellness products

There are countless supplements and ingredients that can help those with specific illnesses, dietary restrictions and lifestyle goals. With your extensive knowledge of these items, you can create or sell products for consumers of all sorts to help them achieve better wellbeing. Create an online store using e-commerce platforms like Etsy and Amazon to sell your products, or even open your own brick-and-mortar location.

Take the time to collaborate with other influencers in your industry so you can form lasting connections and increase your brand exposure.

Start a certified health coaching business

Much like personal training, certified health coaching involves helping clients make sustainable changes in their lives, guiding them toward their personal goals. However, rather than focusing on physique, health coaching focuses more on the mind, facilitating healthier behavior and habits. Like personal training, there is flexibility within the schedule. If you choose to become a virtual coach, you can accept and meet with clients from all across the country or the world via phone or video sessions.

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Become a personal chef

Use your passion and talent for healthy cooking to your advantage as a personal chef. You can work one-on-one with clients, teach large classes on healthy cooking habits or you can even create customized meal plans and prep food for your clients based on their goals or needs.

Create a corporate retreat center

With team building efforts on the rise, many business owners are choosing to take their employees on corporate retreats. However, not all retreat centers are created equally. While they exist to help workers unwind and form deeper connections with their colleagues, many centers have the opposite impact on employees. With your passion for health and wellness, you can bridge this gap by opening your own corporate retreat center to help companies enjoy well-deserved relaxation time. Create an itinerary of exciting team activities, healthy meals and inspiring presentations and training sessions.

CO— aims to bring you inspiration from leading respected experts. However, before making any business decision, you should consult a professional who can advise you based on your individual situation.

Published August 14, 2019