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All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that ma ...
 
Welcome to the Fitness Business Asia Podcast show. Are you a fitness professional or investor based in Asia? If so, this is the podcast for you. We are here to serve a need in the fitness industry for quality business advice in the region as this industry experiences rapid growth. We've set up this podcast to help fitness business owners in Asia survive, thrive and serve the people that need our services. Passion and drive alone usually isn’t enough to succeed and often new fitness business ...
 
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This is part 2 of a great conversation with Will Skinner, CEO of UFit in Singapore, one of Asia’s strongest fitness brands. We discuss what UFit have been doing in the B2B space in Singapore recently which will open your mind to what other revenue streams and opportunities there may be in your city. GUEST RESOURCES Will Skinner on LinkedIn UFit (Si…
 
In the game of life, it's not how you start, it's how you finish that really matters. Ron Williams overcame a challenging start to his life to go on to become an accomplished bodybuilder. A multiple winner of the Mr. Natural Olympia and Mr. Natural Universe titles, Ron achieved phenomenal success without having to resort to to the use of performanc…
 
We welcome Will Skinner, CEO of UFit, to the show to talk about UFit’s decade as one of Singapore’s strongest and most successful fitness brands. In our next episode, part 2, we discuss UFit’s strong corporate strategy and how they’ve partnered with hotels to create in exciting win-win business model. GUEST RESOURCES Will Skinner on LinkedIn UFit (…
 
Host Jack Thomas talks about the common errors in sales, marketing and branding that gyms studios make. With a few tweaks, some awareness and a little smart investment, you can fix these errors and turn them into big positives for your fitness business. SHOW RESOURCES Jack Thomas on LinkedIn Fitness Business Asia Website Fitness Business Asia Insta…
 
Once a man becomes a husband and father it can be easy to become so focused on work in order to provide for the family that things like health and wellness take a backseat. Unfortunately in many cases it's not until a catastrophic health event like the diagnosis of a disease or a heart attack that a man realizes that he has overlooked his health. I…
 
Approximately 60% of American adults live with some kind of chronic health condition. Many diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity are preventable with healthy lifestyle choices like exercise and good nutrition. However, even if you workout regularly and watch what you eat, it's still important to make your health a prio…
 
We welcome Brittany Welk onto the show to talk about the importance of creating systems if you want to expand your business, create a consistent experience or even take a week off without distraction. As Brittany notes, it’s not the sexiest topic, but it’s a key ingredient to all the sexy stuff - scale, expansion and delivery a kickass experience e…
 
Alcohol, drugs, gambling. shopping, sex and food are all known addictions; however one category is missing - that of processed food. Yes, that's right, not just food but processed food. Many processed foods have been chemically engineered to have the same effect on your brain as drugs like cocaine or heroin. It's important to realize that if you fi…
 
Host Jack Thomas goes through the 8 big boxes you need to tick if you’re making the transition from coach into a business owner. Whether you’re considering opening a gym or studio or you’ve already made the leap, there will be a ton of good stuff for you in today’s show. SHOW RESOURCES Jack Thomas on LinkedIn Fitness Business Asia Website Fitness B…
 
The purpose of a business is to generate a profit by delivering a product or service to customers. The primary business model of the fitness industry is based on collecting monthly membership dues to have access to a facility to use the equipment and/or take instructor-led exercise classes. Because the membership model can provide a consistent reve…
 
Ian Mullane is the founder and CEO of Keepme. Ian is also a leading authority in fitness technology and the author of a hotly-discussed whitepaper The Fitness Future: Rules of Engagement. Keepme is one of our industry’s most exciting startups offering AI-based revenue acceleration CRM for fitness operators. GUEST RESOURCES Download Ian’s Whitepaper…
 
Insanity = Repeating the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. The longer you follow an exercise program, the greater the risk of a plateau. Periodization refers to a structured program that alternates between periods of high, moderate and low intensity exercise in order to maximize the benefits of rest and recovery. Learn how p…
 
Where's your favorite place to exercise? Yes, a hard workout with friends at the gym can make you feel great, but when was the last time you took the time to get out in nature and use that as your gym? Not just exercising outside, but getting off the grid and out into real nature? Melanie Webb is a personal trainer with a background in biology who …
 
Host Jack Thomas goes through what he’s learned and implemented at BASE through episodes 134 to 149. Get some quick fire ideas and inspiration today or go back to the full episodes: Episode 134 - Vision Personal Training with Andrew Simmons (AUS) Episode 135 - Creating a Late-coming Policy For Your Studio Episode 136 & 137 - Ed Haynes of Coastal Fi…
 
The old proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention" accurately sums up how Sarah Bowmar has evolved from a young woman interested in working out to being on stage as a fitness competitor to promoting fitness programs on social media to starting a supplement company with her husband, Bowmar Nutrition. Throughout her career in fitness, Sarah has …
 
The more that researchers study sleep, the more they learn about how important it is for optimal health. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed that adults between the ages of 50 and 70 who average less than 6 hours of sleep per night had a 30% HIGHER risk of developing dementia and losing cognitive f…
 
Host Jack Thomas goes through what he’s learned and implemented at BASE through episodes 119 to 133. Get some quick fire ideas and inspiration today or go back to the full episodes: Episode 119 - Aerial View Of The Fitness Industry with Jusin Tamsett Episode 120 - 4 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Episode 121 - Building An Indestructible Fitness Br…
 
There are all sorts of gimmicks and fads that are marketed as nutrition solutions for rapid weight loss or muscle growth. Don't be misled by any of that hype, because it is the fuel for how your body functions, proper nutrition is essential for optimal health. Your body needs ALL macronutrients: protein, fat AND carbohydrates. This Quick Fit Tip is…
 
Once upon a time the prevailing thought was that athletes should AVOID lifting weights because adding muscle would reduce their athletic ability which explains why football players had two-a-day practices and baseball players had spring training; they had to get in playing shape for their respective sports. Now in 2021 most high school athletes rec…
 
Regular physical activity is essential for optimal health, especially for children who crave activity. Exercise is physical activity for a purpose, while general physical activity includes all of the daily tasks related to living such as walking to the store, taking the stairs or doing yard work. Even though modern technology has sought to remove t…
 
Host Jack Thomas goes through what he’s learned and implemented at BASE through episodes 100 to 118. Get some quick fire ideas and inspiration or go back to the full episodes: Episode 100 & 101 - Emma Barry Episode 106 - FIT Summit Panel with Tracy Minnoch-Nuku and Brad Robinson Episode 107 - LinkedIn Tips Episode 108 & 109 - Daniel Nyiri Episode 1…
 
Fitness is having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do. Aging happens to everyone but consistent exercise, along with other healthy habits, like good nutrition and sleep, can slow down the effects of time. No matter how old you are right now, tomorrow you will be one day older; but don't worry, staying fit will give you the fre…
 
Mike Fitch is a movement coach and personal trainer who realized that while lifting weights can build a strong body, too much could cause injuries. In an effort to find a way to strength train with a lower risk of injury, Mike began experimenting with different types of bodyweight exercises. Starting with gymnastics and evolving into parkour, hand …
 
Host Jack Thomas is interviewed by US veteran of the fitness scene, Pete McCall, on the Asia industry, how it's developed over the last 10-20 years and what we can expect next. Pete is connected to the Asian industry through his many visit over the years and was a presenter at the first Asia Fitness Conference back in 2009. GUEST RESOURCES All Abou…
 
Fitness can happen anywhere there is space to move. Brandon Wagner and Marc Coronel are personal trainers from Tucson, AZ and Las Vegas, NV, respectively; they are also master trainers, educators who travel the world to teach other personal trainers how to design the workout programs that produce results! On this episode, Brandon and Marc share the…
 
Each sale you make helps someone get fitter, stronger and closer to their goals, but in our industry we often shy away from selling, or see it as ‘pushy’. Sales are the backbone of any business, so today’s episode highlights the 5 big steps to making more sales in your studio or gym. SHOW RESOURCES Jack Thomas on LinkedIn Fitness Business Asia Webs…
 
From improving health to burning calories to growing muscle to slowing down the aging process, exercise provides many important benefits. However, there is not one single type of workout that you should be doing, rather, performing a variety of different activities can be the best way to achieve the results that you want from your fitness routine. …
 
The fitness lifestyle that began in the U.S. has grown to all parts of the globe; from Manhattan to Moscow to Manila, customers flock to gyms and studios in pursuit of sculpted bodies. Jack Thomas grew up in the U.K. and ended up in Bangkok where he opened BASE, a fitness studio. Jack also hosts the Fitness Business Asia podcast and on this episode…
 
Sam Canavan is Managing Director of ClassPass Asia Pacific. We talk about how to get the most out of working with ClassPass, as well as addressing some of the concerns that gyms and studios have raised. Sam has a unique and broad perspective on Asia’s fitness industry so we also dig into his insights and discuss the present and future of the region…
 
The Kaatsu Method, also known as vascular occlusion, uses pressure bands worn during exercise to cause blood flow restriction which stimulates rapid muscle growth. Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen is a medical doctor and exercise physiologist who has been very involved in the US Olympic training program for a number of years. Dr. Stray-Gundersen has develop…
 
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