Bedros Keuilian – American Dreamer

Bedros Keuilian is a prominent figure in the fitness industry, and an all-around great guy. Born on June 18, 1974, in Armenia, Keuilian’s journey to success is marked by a classic tale of the American Dream. That dream didn’t just happen to him though, that’s not how it works. The American Dream is something a person has to strive for, work for, and take with his (or her) own two hands. It’s a lot of effort, but for people like Keuilian, they wouldn’t want it any other way.

His Young Life

Keuilian’s family immigrated to the United States when he was just six years old, escaping communism in Armenia and seeking a better life across the Atlantic, far from home and everything they knew.

His early life was filled with hardships. Back in Armenia, under communist rule, resources were scarce, and the political climate was oppressive. Keuilian has spoken about his early life in Armenia as being fraught with hardship and the constant struggle for even the most basic of necessities. That’s a lot for anyone, but especially so for a kid.

Upon arriving in the United States, Keuilian and his family settled in a cramped little apartment Southern California, and though things were better, his early years in America were not easy. He faced poverty, cultural adjustments, and the struggles of assimilating into a new society. These experiences, however, played a crucial role in developing his resilience, work ethic, and determination to succeed.

Keuilian often speaks about his early life’s impact on his later success, in fact, highlighting how adversity can forge strength and drive in individuals. His journey from a challenging childhood in Armenia to becoming a successful entrepreneur in America is a testament to his perseverance and ambition.

People respond to hardships like these either by buckling under them, or fighting their way out of them – way out of them! Keuilian chose the latter. His challenges instilled in him a strong work ethic and a determination to succeed at whatever he takes on. One of those areas of success, is the fitness industry.

Fitness Entrepreneur

His interest in fitness began at a young age, influenced by his desire to improve his physique and self-esteem. This passion led him to pursue a career in the fitness industry, initially working as a personal trainer. Keuilian’s entrepreneurial spirit pushed him past that though, and in 2009 he founded Fit Body Boot Camp, a fitness franchise that emphasizes high-intensity interval training and group workout sessions.

Keuilian’s business acumen and innovative approach to fitness have helped the brand expand rapidly, with hundreds of locations across the globe. His leadership and vision have been pivotal in the company’s growth, making it one of the most recognizable names in the fitness franchise sector.

The explosive growth of Fit Body Boot Camp is obvious, and it was even recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America – multiple times! As the founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, he has set his company on its way toward becoming one of the most successful ones, too. This achievement underscores his ability to scale a business effectively and reflects the strong market demand for his fitness model – but that’s not all there is to Keuilian’s success.

Coach, Mentor, Speaker, Author…

Aside from his success with Fit Body Boot Camp, Keuilian is also known for his notable contributions as a business coach and mentor. He has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs achieve success in their business ventures, too. This passion led him to establish his coaching and consulting business. Through his programs, he provides guidance on marketing, sales, and business development, drawing from his own experiences to help others grow their businesses.

Keuilian’s influence extends beyond his businesses. He is a sought-after speaker and author, sharing his knowledge and experiences through books, seminars, and online content tailored to a no-nonsense audience that wants to succeed in a big way. His book, Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life), reflects his straightforward approach to business and personal development.

Keuilian often shares insights and motivational quotes. He has said: “Your past does not define you; it prepares you.” This statement reflects his belief in the power of personal transformation and the importance of overcoming adversity to achieve success.

Bedros Keuilian’s life story is a testament to the power of resilience, hard work, and entrepreneurial spirit. From his humble beginnings as an immigrant, to becoming a leading figure in the fitness industry, his journey is inspiring, and serves as a blueprint for aspiring entrepreneurs and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Keuilian at Hidden Gym

Keuilian was in Dallas to be on Hany Rambod’s podcast, and after the job was done, he was on the hunt for two important things: BBQ, and a good gym for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

I don’t honestly know how the BBQ thing worked out for him – let’s be honest, this is Texas… I’m sure he did fine! – but when it came to finding a place to roll (that’s what the Brazillian JuJitsu guys call a training session in BJJ), he of course came to us.

The facilities here at Hidden Gym suited him well, giving him an extensive gym to warm up in, a ring in which to hone his fighting skills, and a great place to shower and wind down after he was done.

A lot of fighters like to train with us, and it’s not difficult to figure out why that is.

Hidden Gym offers specialized facilities and equipment catering to MMA and other fighting athletes. It hosts Mezger Martial Arts, providing a comprehensive environment for combat sports training. In addition to the boxing/fighting ring, the gym is equipped with a full-service weight room, as well as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) tools, and powerlifting and strength equipment. Additionally, it includes a full cardio selection and a functional training space, with lots of room to move around, making it a versatile venue for athletes at various levels of their martial arts journey, from fitness enthusiasts to amateur and even professional fighters​.

There are even excellent recovery and wellness facilities, and a supplement store.

Whatever a fighter needs to keep sharp, we have it here, and that’s why guys like Keuilian, like Hidden Gym. If you are a fighter, at any level, or want to become one, why not stop by one of our locations and see how we can help get you there? We’d be happy to meet you.

Ready to take your fitness game to the next level? If you live in Allen, Dallas, or Plano, make sure to get your free day pass to join Hidden Gym! Become a part of the most motivating place in the DFW area that will help you live a healthier life!