Here’s another interview with one of our amazing CorpNet clients! Meet Richard Giorla, who turned personal physical tragedy into a business he’s passionate about: Cardio Barre.
Turning Lemons to Lemonade
After decades of hard work as a dancer, Richard suffered a hip injury that prevented him from continuing down that career path. Not one to sit around feeling sorry for himself, he immediately began to search for an exercise routine that fit what his body needed post-injury.
After attending a ballet-based exercise class, Richard had found what he needed. But he didn’t stop there. In 2001, he opened his first Cardio Barre studio, which offered a high-energy, low-impact cardio workout. At that point, everything changed for him:
“It became my life….my identity…gave me a clear purpose and sense of great achievement.”
Taking it to the Masses
But Richard couldn’t be satisfied with one Cardio Barre. As demand increased, he opened several other locations in the LA. Then he began to consider franchising his studio.
Richard says he had a vision of bringing this new cutting-edge concept to the world. He has devoted a lot of energy to finding and training the best instructors to help his clients have a happier and healthier lifestyle. Continue reading “Ready for Hard Work: An Interview with Richard Giorla” »