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Meet Harold Chatman of Hvl-Well Wellness Corporation

Today we’d like to introduce you to Harold Chatman.

Hi Harold, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
At about 10 years old, my mom took me to the YMCA with her one day. All I knew was older people go there to work out. The first few days that I went, I went to play basketball. I wasn’t familiar with any of the other activities and so I stuck with what I know. One day I went to the gym area where I saw all the older individuals working out so I was curious.

I remember getting on a chest press machine and I put it on the lowest setting and I was struggling. I looked over across the gym and saw my mom working hard, straining and doing heavier weight than I was. I don’t know but that struck me as a little different. Since that day, instead of me going to play basketball I was in the workout area instead.

Fast forward some years later in middle school, high school and college, it led to me playing numerous sports such as basketball, football, baseball, track, swim, and also tap dancing. After I graduated from college at Abilene Christian University with a major in criminal justice and a minor in sociology, I began working as a police officer for 2 years. My experience as a police officer wasn’t bad, it just didn’t fit my purpose and passion or what I wanted out of life.

I decided to leave law enforcement to pursue a personal training career. My first job as a personal trainer was at Fitness Connection. I worked there for about 8 months and then was given the opportunity to work at Raveneaux Country Club. I eventually worked my way up and began managing the entire gym.

Currently, I am a health coach at Core Health and Fitness which is where I have my business inside of the gym called Hvl-Well Coaching & Training Center google it. As of now, I have a partnership with a CBD company to sell products. I also have my own shirts for men and women, as well as branded shaker bottles. Around December of 2021, I decided to manufacture my own collagen supplement called HVL Sparkle Collagen. My supplement brand is set up in Huemn Optimization + Cryo Recovery in Vintage Park on the north side of town, Amazon, as well as in Total Nutrition Shops in Houston. Also, I partnered with Huemn Optimization + Cryo Recovery, where I send my client to get recovery & rehabilitation done.

I am beyond grateful for how far I’ve come and where I am today. The good times as well as the challenging times. It has truly been a humbling journey. This has been a journey. When you’re playing it safe, it never gets you too far in life. Mainly what I’ve enjoyed the most is connecting with individuals and helping people become the best version of themselves.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s definitely not an easy path working for yourself just in general. Juggling so many hats and just trying to be in the top 1% to 5% of individuals in your field. I learned in the beginning I was providing just the bare minimum and services. As of now, I give people more than what they’re asking for and that’s what helped my retention rate and also makes me a qualified individual.

Also, understanding health is a very sensitive topic in this society and people are always wanting to optimize their health. As a realist, having hard conversations hasn’t been the easiest for me, but being honest and straightforward people may not like what you have to say but they do respect it. So in the past, I have struggled with those conversations but now they seem regular to me.

One thing I can say to make the road a little bit smooth and worth fighting is purpose drives, passion and passion drives purpose. If you can understand people’s problems and find a solution and there’s a demand, that’s all you need. Be relatable and understand your own experiences with this issue, and be okay with not having all the answers.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
HVL-Well Wellness Corporation and HVL stands for a healthy, vibrant, lifestyle. We are a health and wellness company, our top priority is to help individuals become the best version of themselves, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

We specialize in Wellness Training also known as personal training, but we mainly focus on fitness, nutrition, stress management, sleep management, and proper supplement intake. Also, on top of that, we do mindset coaching. We all know if you can’t wrap your mind around it, more likely it’s probably not going to happen.

Also, we specialize in Accountability Coaching, which is a virtual platform we use with individuals who cannot physically make it to us. We communicate either through Google meet, zoom call or an audio call with our clients. We go through the program together to teach you about life lessons because we both know that we are not going to be around throughout this journey forever. We teach life skills that will help you excel by dropping bad habits. For example, prevention of chronic illness, and good habits that can lead you to have more energy and spending more time with loved ones. Clear thinking leads to less brain fog so you can be more focused, alert and have more productivity at work.

Lastly, as of this year, we manufactured our very own collagen product called HVL Sparkle collagen. With that being said, we are slowly getting to the business of having our own product line. This is a very exciting process for the HVL Well team. We have done countless research and we understand the pain factors and the issues in this current market and we are just working on solving a problem and having a solution.

What sets us apart from other brands is we have no ego. We understand we all are human and we make mistakes and we all fall short. As that being said, we mainly focus on customer service, relating with our clients, and listening and coming up with the best possible solution in regards to our clients issue. We are completely fine with stating we don’t know and doing our research and coming up with a solution together that best suits our clients.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I look at success as going after my passion, enjoying what I do, putting my mind to something, and getting it done. I consistently create goal after goal countless times, being persistent in getting the job done. I am always thrilled and looking forward to reaching new heights in my career. As I look in the mirror, I am my very own competition and there are no limitations on what I am capable of accomplishing. As some greats would say, “once done before can be done again.”

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