Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristin Oja.
Kristin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My story started as a young girl creating dance camps in my parents backyard. I truly believe people are either born an entrepreneur or not; and I am definitely one of those crazy entrepreneurs.
Starting my career as a personal trainer and then transitioning to get my bachelors, masters, and doctorate in nursing, I have been passionate about creating a way to blend my two loves of MEDICINE + MOVEMENT.
In 2013, I created a company called STAT Wellness which stands for Strength to Achieve Total Wellness. Initially, we started by doing corporate wellness, educational events, and group fitness classes. The company has continued to grow and in January 2019 we opened up our first brick and mortar practice in West Midtown.
At our physical location, we offer a variety of services including group fitness classes, personal training, health coaching, nutritional counseling, IV therapy, and personalized medicine consults.
Our goal is to serve the community, promote health and longevity, and to educate people on how to not only look their best but feel their best because we believe [wellness feels good].
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not, but is it ever?
I have dreamed of this moment my whole life, but I will be the first to admit its harder than I anticipated. I have always heard that an entrepreneur’s journey is like a rollercoaster, you have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and it can change in a second; and that couldn’t be truer.
My advice to young women starting their journey is: know your WHY, stamp it on your heart and pump it through your veins. When you deeply believe in what you are doing and are in it for the RIGHT reasons, you can overcome any challenge or struggle.
I live by “do your best and forget the rest.” I believe we are called to serve and love one another. If you serve others and do everything with kindness, you will succeed.
Please tell us about STAT WELLNESS.
What do I do? Serve clients by promoting and educating on all things health and wellness related!
What do you specialize in? MEDICINE + MOVEMENT as both a trainer and a doctor of nursing practice, I do a little bit of everything.
What are you known for? Hopefully having a serving heart and taking care of the people around me. I never want to be solely known for my work.
What are you most proud of? Staying focused on my goals and opening up my first brick and mortar practice.
What sets you apart from others? We are the first in Atlanta to offer a gym membership that also includes medical visits and educational seminars!
Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
Absolutely; my parents are the ones I have to thank. I was a difficult child to raise growing up. I had so much energy, was strong-willed, independent, and loved to live on the edge. They were somehow able to teach me discipline but also spark the fire in me.
They were the best examples of compassion, kindness, and a serving heart a girl could ask for!
- Founding Members: $199 per month
- New Patient Medical Visit (al a carte) $299
- Follow Up Medical Visit (al a carte) $149
- Single Group Fitness Class $28
- 5 Pack Group Fitness Classes $100
- 10 Pack Group Fitness Classes $180
- Registered Dietitian Consult (1 hour) $169
- Health Coaching Consult (1 hour) $120
- Personal Training (single session) $120
- Personal Training (three sessions) $315
- Personal Training (five sessions) $480
- Personal Training (ten sessions) $900
- B12/Lipovite Injections $45
- Body Composition Scan $50
- IV Hydration $100
- IV Myers Cocktail $150
- Address: 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
- Website: www.stat-wellness.com
- Phone: 404-254-5905
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/statwellness
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/statwellness
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