Meet April Campbell, owner at HOTWORX – Omaha Northwest.
Tell us a little about your business. – HOTWORX (hotworx.net/studio/omaha-northwest) is the first of its kind—a fitness studio that combines three elements: infrared energy, heat, and exercise. The combination of these elements cause your core body temperate to rise and causes you to sweat. You will burn an increased amount of calories during your workout and for up-to 60-minutes after! There are so many benefits of working out in an infrared sauna but to name a few: detoxification, weight loss, decreased blood pressure, increased circulation, skin rejuvenation, decrease cellulite, muscle recovery, and stress reduction.
How did you get started in the business? – As a busy mom, I had been on the search for something I could do on my own so I could be my own boss. One day, I came across the HOTWORX concept and as a nurse, the concept made complete sense to me. During the discovery process with HOTWORX, I became so excited learning even more about the concept and how it helps so many people in many different ways, that I couldn’t wait to get started!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – One of my biggest challenges professionally is learning that I should not take things personally. In the nursing world, a caring quality makes you a good nurse. In the business world, it can cause additional stress.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Obtaining my master’s degree is my most important professional achievement. After graduating with my nursing diploma years ago, I set a goal to get my Masters. I was able to complete my bachelor’s degree and then began focusing on my master’s degree. My master’s degree was much more difficult compared to my nursing diploma or bachelor’s degree because I had to juggle a family, work, and schoolwork. It was a long two years, but once I graduated, I could not believe how fast it went.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Anything with my family. Movies, boating, swimming, sports…you name it as long as I am with family.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I have double jointed thumbs. If we ever meet, be sure to ask me to show you my thumbs!
Which talent would you most like to have? – I am not sure if this is considered a talent per say, but I do wish I could be a long distance runner. I am so jealous of those that compete in and complete marathons. I am sure it is such a great feeling of accomplishment once you sign up for a run, set the goal, train for it, and step over that finish line.
What is your favorite movie? – It’s kind of silly, but my all-time favorite movie is The Santa Clause. I am obsessed with this movie and watch it year round. It reminds me of my childhood and that things were magical as a child. “Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.”