We had the good fortune of connecting with Casey Barnette and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Casey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When starting my first business CaseyTrain, the thought process was to create an online Coaching platform that would make an impact larger than me. Being in the Fitness industry for years, I saw a need for a centralized community with like-minded individuals driven to become the best versions of themself. A community and culture that could rely on and inspire each other on a daily basis. Building a brand around the coaching platform was the best thing I have ever done.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the founder and CEO of CaseyTrain and Eminent Nutrition. The impact I am able to make in the health and fitness industry on an individual basis, and on scale is what gets me excited to wake up every day. CaseyTrain has grown into a massive Online Coaching platform managing hundreds of clients with multiple coaches. This allows me to be involved in fitness journeys on an individual level. We coach and guide all levels of fitness. From fat loss and muscle gain, internal function optimization, to competitive bodybuilding at the professional level. What started as just myself and a few clients has grown into a community I always dreamed of. My local and national clinic partners help separate the CaseyTrain coaching platform for others. We are not only concerned with just your physical progress, but your internal health and mental well-being. There is nothing like our community. Although it wasn’t easy in the beginning, it was more than worth all of the sacrifices and adversity. I have personally bootstrapped my companies financially from the start, which makes them that much more special to me. When starting Eminent Nutrition, I wanted to bring a brand to market that was the efficaciously dosed, provided complete label transparency, and was backed by the highest manufacturing standards. Spending almost a decade in the supplement industry building my relationships, I was able to put together something no one has done before. Eminent Nutrition manufactures in a GMP, NSF, and FDA approved facility. This verifies the quality of raw materials and consumer trust. Coming from a retail background, it was important that I positioned Eminent Nutrition to protect the brick and mortars. This is another major separator for the brand. Not only do we have an incredible and supportive online presence, but we ensure that the family owned businesses are supported to the entirety. Additionally, as we’ve grown over the last few years, it’s been an honor and privilege to support so many hard-working athletes in their personal endeavors and professional sports. Building the team over the years has been an indescribable feeling of fulfillment. Eminent Nutrition is how I am able to manage the impact I can make in the health and fitness industry on scale. Collectively, CaseyTrain and Eminent Nutrition have changed my life and countless others. Glory to God for allowing me to serve in my purpose every day.

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.
When my business partners and friends come to town, the first action item is getting in a hard workout. Once the sweat equity is done for the day and it’s time to go out on the town, Monarch in Dallas is a unique restaurant I always love to attend. Being on the 50th floor with amazing food and an incredible view is my favorite combination.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate the shoutout to my wife, Lesly! When starting my brand, it required a lot of self belief. Being the first and only entrepreneur in my family, my mentality wasn’t something that was taught growing up. Throughout my years in college and starting my businesses, I met my beautiful wife. She was another young hustler with an ambitious heart, dreams, and massive aspirations. The moment we met, she immediately became my number one supporter and helped take my self belief to the next level. She was the only one other than my immediate family and a few clients supporting the brand on a daily basis. Now we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor together.

Website: Eminentnutrition.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/caseybarnette?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casey-barnette-481774111

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