Three years ago, Sean Garner and his wife left Tulsa, Oklahoma in their rear-view and head for the Magic City. Now, Garner serves as the General Manager at one of the most recognizable fitness gyms in town - Anatomy. We caught up with Garner for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram - @seangarner.
Tell us about yourself - where are you from andhow did you find your way to the 305?
I am originally fromTulsa, Oklahoma, but have been in Miami for three years. My wife Courtney and Imoved our two daughters across the country for an opportunity to work at thebest gym in Miami - Anatomy.
How did you get your start in fitness and as aninstructor?
I worked as a firefighter for five years and that’s what got me started in my fitness journey. I ended up living it so much I opened my own gym. It did very well and I ended up leaving the fire department to be a full-time gym owner.
Where can everyone find you now?
I now work as theGeneral Manager for Anatomy’s newest location in Midtown.
Tell us a little bit more about your role.
As the General Manager, my role is to create an incredible team experience for our members and develop our staff to be the best in the industry.
What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?
Being in the fitnessindustry is not a sustainable career.
Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’repassionate about?
I love serving at VOUS church.
What are you excited about right now?
My fitness businesscoaching company I just launched, EntreFit.
What is a long-term goal you are working towardsor would love to achieve?
Creating a completefitness business solution for fitness professionals that want to grow and scaletheir brand. Either helping them to create a successful online trainingplatform or showing them everything they need to do to start their gym so thatit has a strong foundation that will last.
How do you practice mental health in youreveryday life?
Breathing, prayer andmeditation first thing in the morning.
What do you love about the South Floridafitness/health & wellness community?
It’s small yetimpactful. So many people in the industry look at this area for what is new andexciting. We have the opportunity to set standards and trends for the rest ofthe country.