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Silvio Melim Jumps into Small Business Ownership with Fun Fitness

Escondido, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

They say if you love what you do, it will never feel like work, and that maxim definitely rings true for Silvio Melim. The former IT professional left his corporate job after 17 years to pursue his dream of business ownership, and now, he doesn’t go to work — he goes to “fun.”

“Working for myself, I [put in] more hours than when I worked for someone else,” Melim stated. “The difference is, it doesn’t feel like work. I hate to call it ‘work’ because I’m doing something I love.”

Melim chose to launch Fun Fitness, an independent, high energy boxing (recreation only) or non-contact circuit training program that encourages people to get fit in a fun, bright environment. The program is designed to get maximum results in the shortest amount of time, working every muscle in the body in 30-minutes or less.

“The best thing about being a business owner is the freedom to do whatever I want and hire whomever I want,” Melim said. “Knowing that I’m working for myself instead of someone else makes getting up in the morning worthwhile.”

Melim utilized the services of small business financing firm Guidant Financial to fund his start-up. Using an arrangement called Rollovers for Business Start-ups, Melim invested money from his retirement account into his new business without taking a taxable distribution, a process he described as “simple, easy and straightforward.”

Fun Fitness, located at 1281 N. Escondido Blvd., Unit A, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Free prizes, refreshments and discounted membership fees will be offered to visitors. To learn more about the Fun Fitness program, call 442-999-5496, email silvio(at)fun-fit(dot)club or visit


About Fun Fitness

Fun Fitness strives to help people get fit by motivating and stimulating them with a high-energy, circuit-training program. Their upbeat atmosphere is led by energetic trainers (included in membership) and robust music that keeps patrons energized and focused. Their workout programs are constantly refreshed in an effort to prevent boredom, designed to generate maximum results in the shortest amount of time. The Fun Fitness philosophy centers on helping customers create a well-rounded life through a dynamic fitness program paired with proper nutrition. To learn more, visit

About Guidant Financial

Guidant Financial helps people create the life they want through innovative small business financing. They are the premier provider of rollovers for business start-ups (ROBS). Guidant’s services allow people from all walks of life the freedom to purchase small businesses and franchises using their retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or getting a loan, in addition to offering traditional funding options such as SBA loans, portfolio loans and unsecured credit. Visit Guidant on the Web at