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Spotlight on the Finalist: DeHenzel Training Systems

Thank you Jason DeHenzel, of DeHenzel Training Systems, for answering a few questions — congratulations on being a Finalist for the Small Business Awards


1.  What would it mean to you and your company to win a Small Business Award?

It would be a real honor for our company to win a Small Business Award. We really love living and doing business here in Loudoun and it would be a great to be recognized among the community and our colleagues. 

2.  What business person has influenced you the most?

The owner of the fitness business we worked for in NYC, Joe Massiello. My wife and I both worked for Joe at Focus Integrated Fitness.  Since moving back to my hometown of Loudoun three years ago, Joe has not only shown me business strategies, he has also shown me (by example) how to be a great leader. 

3.  If you weren’t running your own business, what would you be doing?

I would love to travel and go on adventures, explore the world by motorcycle with my wife. I would also do some traveling as a musician; I’ve been a musician since the age of 10 and it’s good for the soul.  I wish I had less selfish answer, but those are my passions outside of running our business. 

4.  What book are you reading right now?

I usually read two or three books at a time. Right now I’m re-reading, “Evidence Based Prevention and Rehabilitation” by Dr. Stuart Mcgill, “MONEY Master The Game” By Tony Robbins, and “The Value Of Core Value, Values Centered Leadership” by Lisa Hutteman. 

5.  What is your favorite app?

Honestly, I’m not really a “tech” guy. I really don’t use apps. Does a stop watch count?  Ha.  Even though I’m a fitness professional and it’s 2015, I still write all of my client workouts in a notebook, not on my phone or iPad.  I guess I’m old school!

6.  If you had a full 24 hours off, and your family was out of town, what would you do?

I would grab one of my buddies and head up to the mountains to go kayaking for the afternoon and then go camping for the night. I love getting out into the outdoors, it helps me clear my mind and allows me to come up with new ideas and strategies for our business. 

7.  What is the smallest thing that has had the largest impact on your business?

Learning how to interview properly and choose the right people to build our team. Having the right people on our team makes or breaks our business.  Our team IS our business. Our vision for our business is to have our team have similar qualities so that regardless who our clients train with, that they are going to like the trainer and be successful in the longterm.  We have found through trial and error interviews and hiring what qualities a person must have to be part of our team and that has had the biggest impact on our business. 

Check out DeHenzel Training Systems website here!

Register for the Small Business Awards, here