We’re always looking to highlight Black men making a positive impact in the lives of others. Today we interviewed Jaron Davis, personal trainer, and owner of Imperfect Fitness Gym.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jaron Davis and I’m a musician, entrepreneur, gym owner, and most importantly a husband and father of 3 children. I was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, but now live in the state of Maryland. I hold a degree in Health, Fitness and Exercise with a minor in Psychology and own Imperfect Fitness Gym where we help people of all walks of life get better; mentally and physically.
What do you define as success?
My definition of success begins with a question. “Did I leave a positive impact on the people I crossed paths with?” Also, “does my impact allow me to build an inheritance to leave to my family? If I can achieve those things while staying within the will of God, that’s successful.
What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
My brand started due to my own imperfections. Instead of blaming others for my mistakes, I decided to blame me, and then put in the work to change. From there, I realized there was a whole community of men that needed to see my redemption to believe that their redemption was possible. That’s when I formed my mission/brand known as ImperfectMAN. As the brand grew and I decided to start a fitness company, it only made sense to keep the word IMPERFECT in the fold. “Imperfect” serves as a reminder that no one is perfect. We WILL fall short (sometimes even when we give our best effort), and that’s cool. Embrace it and move forward always.
How do you differentiate your business from the competition?
I prioritize being human over fitness facades. I’m able to show people that deprivation from everyday activities that they enjoy isn’t sustainable and that failing is ok. Although I’m a business, I prioritize human connection over making money. This allows for cultivating genuine friendships, and a gym that people look forward to coming to, even if they hate working out.
With it currently being Women’s Health Month and Men’s Health Month starting in a couple of weeks, we definitely encourage everyone to make health a priority. Be sure to connect with Jaron online: @imperfectfitnessgym