You may have seen Brett Murphy out and about in La Jolla – he co-owns the La Jolla Sports Club (LJSC) with his wife Kera. Hailing from Western New York, the Murphys worked in the corporate world before deciding to move to the West Coast and make La Jolla home, to own and operate this boutique-style health club. Since then, Brett has made an effort to become involved in many aspects of the La Jolla community, from civic planning and charity work to the La Jolla Merchants Association. “Our goal is to have a full-focused environment where we can take care of you inside and outside the club,” Brett says. He is working with Concierge Medical Group to build an office inside the club to do gene testing, DNA testing, IVs, B12 shots and more. “We also try to do a lot of charity work and we’re big in the community. That’s really important to us.”
We tagged along as Brett went about his day in the city and quite enjoyed the company!
5:00 a.m. – Up and off to LJSC for a morning workout. One of the club’s trainers developed an app so Brett can follow a video and log his workouts. He likes to socialize with people in the gym right after. LJSC is family owned and operated, and Brett makes it a point to get to know all of the members.
6:00 a.m.-7:00 am – Brett heads home to shower and make breakfast. His go-to favorite is a post-workout smoothie with Acai and proteins; a recipe from The All-Pro Diet, NFL star Tony Gonzalez book on organic eating.
9:00 a.m. – Showered and ready, Brett heads back to the club to start his workday. To stay in the loop with current events, sports and the industry, he listens to four or five different podcasts and checks The Wall Street Journal. He also devotes 30 minutes a day to reading industry-specific articles for continuous learning and improvement. “If I’m not doing that,” Brett says, “I’m failing.”
He also spends about four to five hours a week on the phone with members. He makes sure to call customers personally. “Communication is the most important thing,” he says. A monthly newsletter he sends out includes a personal letter from both Brett and Kera, and keeps members in the know about everything that’s going on from inside the business.
1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. – Brett grabs lunch from one of the restaurants in The Village. As a local business owner, he makes sure to support his peers in the La Jolla business scene. For an after-lunch pick-me-up, instead of coffee, Brett does a three-minute cryotherapy session (cold therapy treatment that increases circulation and metabolism and helps to relieve pain and soreness) at Chiltonic, located in the same building as LJSC. 3:00 P.M. – Brett heads to the La Jolla Library for the La Jolla Merchants Association meeting. He is Vice President of the organization and was inspired to get involved because he has a passion for developing the economy in our amazing village.
6:00 p.m. – Head to the La Jolla Recreation Center gym to shoot hoops.
7:00 p.m. – Brett and Kera make a healthy dinner at home or grab food from one of their favorite restaurants in the village. After dinner, Brett answers some emails and closes out his day. Most nights, they watch TV in bed before going to sleep around 9 p.m.
When not at work, he likes to hit the beach in La Jolla; one of his favorite spots is Horseshoe Beach. Although Brett and Kera work a lot, they try to spend time outside and enjoy the San Diego and La Jolla areas.
Head in to LJSC to meet Brett and Kera and check out the facilities; residents can get a free 5-day trial pass. LaJollaSportsClub.com