Three years ago, Sean Garner and his wife left Tulsa, Oklahoma in their rear-view and head for the Magic City. Now, Garner serves as the General Manager at one of the most recognizable fitness gyms in town – Anatomy. We caught up with Garner for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @seangarner.
Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?
I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but have been in Miami for three years. My wife Courtney and I moved our two daughters across the country for an opportunity to work at the best gym in Miami – Anatomy.
How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?
I worked as a firefighter for five years and that’s what got me started in my fitness journey. I ended up living it so much I opened my own gym. It did very well and I ended up leaving the fire department to be a full-time gym owner.
Where can everyone find you now?
I now work as the General Manager for Anatomy’s newest location in Midtown.
Tell us a little bit more about your role.
As the General Manager, my role is to create an incredible team experience for our members and develop our staff to be the best in the industry.
What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?
Being in the fitness industry is not a sustainable career.
Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?
I love serving at VOUS church.
What are you excited about right now?
My fitness business coaching company I just launched, EntreFit.
What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?
Creating a complete fitness business solution for fitness professionals that want to grow and scale their brand. Either helping them to create a successful online training platform or showing them everything they need to do to start their gym so that it has a strong foundation that will last.
How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?
Breathing, prayer and meditation first thing in the morning.
What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health & wellness community?
It’s small yet impactful. So many people in the industry look at this area for what is new and exciting. We have the opportunity to set standards and trends for the rest of the country.