Mike “MJ” Jodscheidt is the founder of Simply Cardio®, an efficient 30-minute workout located in Old Town Scottsdale. Mike created the concept after many years of experience in personal training. He took the issues that his clients always struggled with – price, time to work out, convenience – and solved all of them with Simply Cardio. He wants everyone, regardless of fitness level or schedule, to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Hometown: Chicago, IL #GOCUBS
First job: Started working when I was 15 years old at Dominick’s grocery store pushing carts where I was able to purchase my first car which was. 1993 FORD Mustang 5.0 convertible, which I crashed years later!
Favorite AZ restaurant: I love many of the local spots here in AZ! Some of my go to places are Breakfast Club, The Mission, ChopShop, Gelato Spot, LGO and City Hall!
Person who has impacted your life the most: My wife for showing me how to slow down and smell the roses in life. She is my balance and forever thankful for her and our 2 boys!
Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: Working full time while going to college and managing to open a personal training studio with only $500 to my name. I built it to a very successful brand where I was able to sell it 6 years later and open my newest concept Simply Cardio, which is already a success. I’m excited to grow this brand throughout the valley then the around the globe! Entrepreneur life!
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: after selling my personal training business and then relocating to Chicago was a very stressful and expensive move while trying to figure out what I was going to do for work next. I knew I couldn’t do the corporate thing so I started building a new fitness concept that would change the way people exercised and simply Cardio was born!
Someone who inspires you: Anyone who starts from nothing, hustles, works their ass off and amount to something!
Favorite quote: Keep it simple.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Seek your true passion, write it down, plan it out from start to finish, research, gameplan, implement and execute! Most important of those is to actually execute your dreams! Don’t just talk about it! Do it!
What makes someone fabulous: Good vibes, love for all, lives life to fullest everyday!
Learn more about Mike’s newest endeavor, Simply Cardio, at simplycardio.com.