In episode 4, Impact chats with Ryan Turner, Owner, Infusion Wellness Center.
Ryan manages Infusion Wellness Center, which has two locations – one in Montgomery Alabama and another in Troy Alabama. Before working at Infusion, Turner was a strength and conditioning coach for Troy University and the Atlanta Falcons.
Highlights from this episode:
- Turner was first introduced to cryotherapy when working athletes. “The teams I worked with required players to do one thing to recover every day and 95% chose the cryotherapy. The first time I was exposed to it, I looked into the science behind it. It only makes sense if these guys are going out there and running into each other every day on purpose, you know, playing football, and it’s helping them, you know, what can it do for the average person with aches and pains. From there, I called up Dr. Dan Woodling, my business partner, and we were just talking one day and I said, “Man, have you heard of this cryotherapy thing,” and he says, “As a matter of fact, I have. A friend of mine was looking at getting one installed in his chiropractic practice in south Florida,” and he thought it was a great idea as well. We went out and did our homework, and decided that we wanted to start a cryotherapy business, and Infusion was born. It’s been great so far. We’ve been here for two years. Like I said, two locations and we’re getting ready to open up our third one. It’s doing well,” comments Turner.
- Infusion is in the business of helping people and improving lives. “If you’re really in it to help folks, and that’s kinda what we try and do, and it’s awesome to see. I have one client with arthritis — he had this saying, he says, “I come in limping and I walk out skipping,” so that makes you feel good at the end of the day. Another thing I’ve learned is if you help someone that’s been hurting for a long time, then they’re gonna tell people, and you’ll get to continue to do it. It’s definitely very rewarding to be able to do that every day,” notes Turner.
- Turner recalls a major milestone for his business. “We started in a very small location, and we went around and visited all these places and kind got an idea of what to expect initially. And we heard, ‘Yeah, we see 10 people a day. We see 12 people a day. We see 16, 17 people a day.’ Well, about 3 months into it, we saw 53 people in one day for cryotherapy, and we literally had to expand and build a waiting room. I called up Dr. Woodling and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this. It’s exploded, man,’ and we had to add another 2,000-square-foot to our facility just to be able to have a waiting room. That was the first thing — just seeing how fast the return on the investment was going, and how people responded to cryotherapy. Man, they loved it! They were getting better, getting results, telling people and our business was booming.”
- Before purchasing an Impact cryosauna, Turner and his team thoroughly researched all cryo machines. “We went from California to up north in the Ohio region, looking at cryo businesses and different models, and different models of cryosaunas, and everywhere we went that had an Impact, no one had anything bad to say about them. You know, they all, you know, quality pieces of equipment. It’s American-made product so everybody talked very highly of [Impact]. Once we got on board and started to engage with [Impact] and check out the Impact brand, we felt comfortable. We felt Impact builds a quality piece of equipment. We could trust [Impact]. It was a no-brainer at the end of the day. I think, by far, the Impact machine is the best one on the market. If you, you know, are getting into the cryo business and you do your research, you’ll quickly figure that out, so. And the first session of cryotherapy I ever done was in an Impact cryo chamber as well, so I was kinda hooked after that,” explains Turner.