Entrepreneur Spotlight: Celebrity Fitness Trainer Mac Solomon
Mac Solomon, former DJ, young entrepreneur, and ambitious fitness trainer known for helping others get fit and for making every class feel more like a party. The former DJ is now taking his skills from the clubs/parties to transforming bodies and motivating others to shed pounds while having FUN- “Keeping them so engaged that they forget they’re working out”.
Hustle and Soul Magazine got an exclusive interview with Mac Solomon.
For those who are just becoming aware of Mac Solomon, how would you describe yourself?
Mac: I’m just a young legend and a great businessman that moves with integrity and great character. I love seeing other people WIN because it inspires me to work harder. When it’s all said and done, I just want to leave my imprint on the world and inspire as many people as I can.
Your HIIT-ROBIX class sounds very interesting yet intense. What can you tell us about it?
Mac: HIIT-ROBIX is a 45-minute hip hop aerobics class combined with H.I.I.T (High Intense Interval Training) designed to keep your heart rate elevated to burn as many calories as possible. That’s why the playlist is so important because it’ll take some of your focus off the workout and on the song you like. The goal is to obviously have a great workout, but most importantly have FUN.
August is National Black Business Month. What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?
Mac: The best part is being able to control your own life. I’d rather fail on my own before I fail because of someone else.
What went into your decision to no longer be a DJ?
Mac: Being a DJ was a side hustle for me. I never really thought about going into it professionally even though I had a passion for music. I was just happy doing house parties and high school dances from time to time. However, I will say that deejaying helped me know what song to play and read my audience, which is the same process I do now in my classes.
What are you currently working on?
Mac: Besides my current business, I’m currently working on my first book as well as looking into starting a short-term rental business.
How do you feel you make a difference in the world?
Mac: All I want to do is help, inspire, and motivate others. I feel like that’s why God has me here. My friend Josh and I have weekly discussions on IG live to help up-and-coming entrepreneurs. We discuss various topics that we feel they should know such as: credit, starting a business, etc. We want to provide as much value as we can that helped us along our journey.
What else would you like for our readers to know about you?
Mac: I want people to know that no matter how big or successful that I become, I’m always going to help people that need the information to take them to the next level. I want the young men and women who are trying to be entrepreneurs to learn from the mistakes I made so that they can have an easier process of getting to where they want to go.
I’ve had a few mentors along the way, and it would be wrong for me to hold information that could change someone’s life. So many people want to be the only one that’s succeeding and want other people to figure it out on their own and struggle. I feel like that’s very selfish! For that reason, I vow to do the complete opposite so the next person who becomes successful off my information can do the same for the next person.