Tell us about yourself, your family, and where you’re from.
My name is Abundio Munoz, and I am the Owner and Founder of Abundio’s Fit Society, located in The River District. I come from a large family including my parents, four brothers, and two sisters. I grew up in Bryan-College Station, worked at Texas A&M, and attended Blinn Junior College. After I graduated, I decided to move to Fort Worth.
Tell us about your business.
Abundio’s Fit Society is a boutique fitness studio that believes in having fun, working hard, and not taking ourselves too seriously. We’re passionate about making people happy and helping them feel good about themselves. We offer personal training, small group fitness classes, self-defense programs, private events, and work-wellness partnerships.
When did you develop a passion for fitness/working out?
I started performing martial arts when I was 12 years old and became involved with the karate studio in College Station. My passion for fitness and working out only grew from there. The discipline I learned from martial arts pushed me to think that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I learned from the structure of the studio and eventually learned how to incorporate weight training and kickboxing—which actually turned it into a business. A lot of people run a martial arts business while also maintaining a full-time job, but I’ve created something here that gives me more variety in the fitness industry.
Why are you passionate about what you do?
I really enjoy helping people, and I value connecting with my clients as friends. I see how fitness and discipline has helped me in my life, and it just makes me excited to be able to help other people in the exact same way.
What motivates you?
I have always enjoyed learning what the body can do. I like to stay in shape and want to look my best. I also feel that I need to be an example as an Owner and Trainer for the type of business I run.
How long has your business been in The River District, and why did you decide to move it here?
I’ve been in The River District for a little over three years now. Before this location, we were in a temporary suite next to Lettuce Cook. The River District came up during a meeting with one of my clients when I told him I wanted to make a move and relocate to Fort Worth. I knew a little bit about The River District at the time and felt encouraged by my client when he told me he thought the neighborhood would be good next step for me. I went back and forth with that idea, drove through the area a few times, and then decided that it would be a great move for me. It has been a great success ever since then—I think it’s just going to get better!
How does it feel to be one of the founding businesses in The River District?
I feel honored, excited, and I feel like we have a lot going for us by being the only boutique fitness studio in The River District. I think it’s a great opportunity that myself and my business have to be able to help a lot of people in the area.
What would you tell someone thinking about opening their business in The River District?
I think The River District is such a close-knit, family-oriented area that welcomes Fort Worth-grown businesses. I feel like you would have a lot of support if you moved your business here, and that’s one thing I’ve really enjoyed about being in this neighborhood. Having my business in The River District has made me want to reach out to people, give them a call, or stop by and say hi. I think it’s the close niche of this community that will help any business that decides to move here succeed and grow.