Business Owner overcomes prison and poverty to achieve million-dollar success.

Successful Business Owner overcomes prison and poverty to achieve million-dollar success. James Gullatte authors book that chronicles his journey from lost to free.


Columbus, Ohio, June 18, 2020 – Local business owner James Gullatte recently released, “Results Do Matter: A Journey from Homelessness to Million-Dollar Business Success,” a chronicle of his life’s journey as a young man once faced with the pitfalls of poverty, to working his way to the top of his profession.

A certified master trainer and owner of B.O.S.S. Fitness located in German Village Ohio, Gullatte experienced an early adulthood that was a nightmare. Not only has he survived inescapable poverty, juvenile detention, 12 years of homelessness, and 10 years in prison. He is now a thriving business owner and positive influence to many.

After being released from prison in 2004, Gullatte arrived in Columbus with $95 in his pocket and one goal: to help as many people as possible get fit. While serving his sentence, Gullatte learned that fitness was the key to unlocking the energy, motivation, and self-discipline he needed to transform into the person he was made to be. While he studied health books and fitness magazines to help prepare himself, he also gained the trust and respect from other inmates and guards. Before long he was running the prison’s fitness programs. Then he wrote the business plan for B.O.S.S. Fitness.

“There I was with no college degree, no home, money, or job, “ said Gullatte. “But what I lacked in money, I made up for with ambition. I knew that in order to achieve my goals, I had to get my hands dirty, literally.” Gullatte took a janitorial job at a local gym. And now, with more than 15 years of training experience, Gullatte has served more than 1,500 satisfied clients of all age ranges.

Gullatte has lived through the struggles facing many young men today. But he successfully navigated through those challenges and setbacks. When Gullatte got knocked down, he got back up. When life through a curve ball, Gullatte swung any way.

“The foundation my life was built upon was so frail, “ says Gullatte. “I broke the cycle life had in store for me. My success is validation that you can be successful, despite your circumstances. But you have to be willing to put in the work. My story is about breaking through excuses, and expecting great things from yourself instead of settling for what’s available.”

Gullatte hopes to be a mouthpiece for change by helping to flatten the trend of recidivism that so commonly occurs in our society.

“I’m not a victim of a system, I’m a product of the system.”

Results Do Matter: A Journey from Homelessness to Million-Dollar Business Success is motivating and inspiring. It’s a true testament to believing in your dreams. The book is now available on Amazon.

About James Gullatte

James Gullatte is the owner of B.O.S.S. Fitness, a personal training studio in Columbus, Ohio. James is an International Fitness Professionals Association Certified Master Trainer, Women’s Fitness Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Advanced Personal Trainer. To learn more about James, visit

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