"How Should I Introduce You?"

“How Should I Introduce You?” Leon Bournes and Marcus Taylor

Leon Bournes, Owner

As a DC youth, sports and recreation became an outlet for Leon, which he turned into employment when he became a lifeguard, with the Department of Parks and Recreation.  In high school, Leon played on Archbishop Carroll’s first lacrosse team. His athleticism was cultivated by his parents, at an early age, by keeping him active. During the school years and summers, Leon was enrolled in gymnastics, aquatics, football, track, and lacrosse, It was only fitting he became a college athlete.

Leon earned a BA in sports management and competed as a proud member of the lacrosse team at Lynchburg College. Leon’s professional development continued in the fitness industry when he was promoted, within a year, to a personal training sales director at a local health club chain. After managing 3 different club locations, Leon began working fulltime for himself. In 2011, he founded Bourne 2 Fly, LLC with the goal to provide a better fitness experience. In 2017, Leon opened his first location, providing fitness services and community events centered around education and an active lifestyle.

Marcus Taylor

From NW DC; -Hampton U Grad; Co-Owner of Petworth Fitness (formerly -Crossfit Petworth); Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Gonzaga High Certifications include: -USA-W Sports Performance Coach/Crossfit Level 2 Coach/WKC Master Kettlebell Coach/NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist/and a whole list of other certifications

Through this conversation, I had a chance to be a fly on the wall listening to two fitness business have “shop talk”. It gave me so much insight on the upstart process and development of fitness entrepreneurs. I hope you all gain the same insight.

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