Whether it’s a personal or professional goal, Peter and Carol Schmitz are committed to helping others succeed. Peter and Carol are founders and co-owners of New U and they are a mission for nutritional excellence.
New U is a nutrition and fitness club combining wellness coaching and health education, weekly classes and exclusive access to premium nutritional products and supplements such as Herbalife 24.
Since opening in 2008, Peter and Carol have built a $1 million business and along with their team of coaches, have helped thousands of people to lose weight through events such as The Chicagoland Weight Loss Challenge. Each year, Peter and Carol bring this program and other nutritional concepts to the community, through civic groups, churches and 42 park districts.
Challenge is Always the Cornerstone of Strength
Health and ﬁtness have always been a vital part of Peter’s life. As a teen, he was a competitive swimmer, but at sixteen, lost his left hand in a tragic accident. “My swim coach came to see me in the hospital. I said, ‘I guess I won’t be swimming anymore.’ His response was simple, ‘Yes, you will. See you in the pool.’ At that moment, I decided to succeed when it seemed impossible, and using a special arm designed for swimming, I began competing again,” Peter recalls. His coach inﬂuenced him in another signiﬁcant way too.
“He was in his early thirties and very overweight and I asked him why. He replied, ‘Just wait until you’re my age.’ That was a deﬁning moment and I decided to stay ﬁt and healthy for the rest of my life,” Peter says. After college, he entered Corporate America. “Five years ago, I realized I spent a third of my life in hotels and airports. I was stuck in the rat race and the rats were winning. I wanted my life back.”
Following Passion Leads to The Right Business Choices
As Peter researched business opportunities, his interest in health led him to Herbalife. Not only did the products appeal to him, so did the company’s solid business model. Peter and Carol are independent distributors and that model allows them to earn residual income.
“It’s so much fun and we love helping our clients improve their health when they thought they couldn’t.”
“When you build a team properly, a solid MLM company like Herbalife continues to pay you royalties even when you’re no longer working. We have full and part-time associates who work around their families. Herbalife rewards them either way. “I love network marketing because it allows everyone to earn what they are worth” Peter says. The couple works well together. Carol’s focus is on coaching clients. While Peter’s focus is on coaching their distributor team.