We had the good fortune of connecting with Chad Yarvitz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chad, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind the success of Xplicit Fitness is integrity. Since opening our doors in 2010, our reputation, and how we treat our customers, has been the number one priority. Every day is a choice to show up authentically; some do and some don’t. Being real and true to ones values while treating people the way I want to be treated is the foundation to Xplicit. Respect is earned, not given, and work needs to be done every day to gain and maintain it.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Xplicit Fitness has been one of the leading boutique training facilities in San Diego since we opened in 2010. We bring an old school approach to customer service, community, and connection. What you get here is the real deal, and we have fun doing it. Getting to this point, the 10 year mark, was anything but easy. Ups and downs, financial hardships, and now a worldwide pandemic has shaken us to the core. Having not been exposed to the pain and suffering I experienced in the boxing ring, I question if we would have persevered. The game taught me that you only need to get up one more time than you get knocked down. A loss is a learning experience, not a failure, and only during the most difficult times is your true character revealed. Never quit. Never accept defeat. Xplicit Fitness is transforming into a new tech based boxing experience. The name and exact details must remain a secret for now. We have investors ready to join forces with us to launch a new worldwide gym concept, both in-gym, and in-home. Growth and opportunity is exciting, and it’s going to be a lot of work. When I get tired, stressed, and want to quit, I repeat the phrases that got me through my toughest fights: “How bad do you want it? Keep your hands up, and your chin down. Act like a champion.”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
San Diego never ceases to amaze me, even after a decade living here. Getting to the beach is a must; Torrey Pines and Del Mar are my top choices. A sandwich at Board and Brew or tacos and tamales at Tacos El Panson hits the spot after some body surfing. For some excitement and discipline we will hit the Glockstore for a little firearms training before getting cleaned up and heading to Madison for amazing cocktails and appetizers. After a night of a few to many drinks, my friends at West Bean coffee have the strong, delicious brew needed to wake up.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Dad’s unconditional support has been the anchor to every success in my life. From working my corner in the fight game, to helping keep the club clean, to being a shoulder to cry on during the toughest times, Pops has always been there. Support from my closest friends, and business partner/club manager Mike Douglass have been crucial as well. Without all of them, my vision would have never come to fruition.
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