Business Spotlight July 2021

July 1, 2021
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Rockbox Fitness   

Owner:  BJ Smith

Address:  11928 Montgomery rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Telephone Number: 513.580.1718


Business Description: Kickboxing and functional training gym


Get to know owner, BJ Smith:


What is your favorite part or your job?

Helping people on their fitness journey in a supportive and caring, and most importantly… fun environment. 


Do you or your business donate to any charities? 

For 2020.  For 2021 We are helping establish a non profit to support Dance! Also, the Human Rights Campaign because I believe that we should all have a fair shot and be equal regardless of expression.


What was the inspiration behind the business? Or what is your personal inspiration?

I was a member for years in North Carolina and decided to bring it to Cincinnati. I have been visiting the area for years and love everything about it!  Small town feel in a bigger city!  It’s amazing!  I have a background in martial arts, and a personal trainer.  I was a pharmacist for 20 years with CVS and was ready for a change and wanted to continue to help people.


What are the three most important things about your business?

Fun, Results, and Safety


If you could explain your business in the simplest way, how would you?

Fight club meets Night club!


What is your key to success?

A positive attitude,high energy, good atmosphere.  We take all the gym intimidation out so you can focus on the workout!


What is a dream project for your company?

Combing the fitness communities and get as many people involved!  Get them out and moving, and most importantly, being safe, and having fun!


What is one of your favorite client stories?

We just opened our doors in April and two of our members who have never kickboxed before have been showing up daily and have lost a combined total of 55 pounds and are celebrating being able to do things they’ve never done before!  They are, among others, the reason we do this!


Do you have any hobbies or activities of interest? What are they? 

Rugby, CrossFit, Walking around downtown and checking out the Architecture!  Exploring!


If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? 

How divided we can be as a country.

If you could be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?


What is one of your favorite quotes? 

Yesterday we said tomorrow.  And that is Today.

Name one short term goal. 

Grow Rockbox Fitness and open another.

Best advice anyone has given you? 

Make your goals more than just words!  Action them.  Action them every day!

Describe yourself in three words.

Fun, energetic, genuine.

Do you have any special services you offer Montgomery Chamber of Commerce members? 

Free trial week when you mention the Chamber!

What is your favorite part about being a member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce? 

The community.

What is your favorite Cincinnati Area Sports Team?

The Reds!

What is your favorite place to eat in Montgomery?

Stone Creek Dining Co

What is your favorite Cincinnati Area Craft Brewer? 

Madtree and 50W