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Your path to mastery in the fitness industry hosted by Barry and Shay Kostabi. This dynamic husband and wife duo distill years of experience as international coaches and consultants to educate, inspire and empower you through conversations with thought leaders, belief shifters, trailblazers, and masters in the fitness industry. Each episode is packed with actionable steps and proven roadmaps to give you the edge you need to build a heart-led career or business in fitness that is a representa ...
 
Welcome to the Fitness Business Asia podcast, hosted by BASE founder and CEO Jack Thomas - a show with a strong and powerful mission to raise the standards of Asia’s fitness industry. If you’re an ambitious gym owner, fitness manager, investor in the wellness industry or a coach that wants to get into the business side of fitness, this weekly resource will help you raise your game.
 
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We speak to Ross Campbell, CEO of the Fit Summit about what we’re likely to see over the next 12 months in Asia’s fitness industry and beyond. Join us at the November Bangkok Fit Summit: Bangkok Nov 29 - Dec 1: ASIA-PACIFIC HEALTH, FITNESS & WELLNESS FESTIVAL Instagram Live of this podcast PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW Glofox: Innovative and compreh…
 
In this episode, we are diving into the role of the group fitness manager, which in almost 300 episodes is a topic that we haven’t really touched on before... and yet it was one of the most vital - albeit mysterious - roles of any club or studio. We know that if you are a studio owner, you may be performing this role yourself. OR if you’re looking …
 
Bill Davis is CEO of ABC Fitness Solutions, the recent acquirer of Glofox. ABC also owns Trainerize and Gym Sales, two leading fitness companies. Bill talks about building and running a strong team, how the Glofox acquisition came about and what the data from 391 million (and counting) workouts has shown. If you missed last week’s interview with Co…
 
We believe that nearly every person in the world knows that exercise, moving their body is good for them, but most people still don’t do it. We also don’t believe that it’s due to a lack of motivation. We believe it’s because they don’t feel seen. The decision to purchase fitness classes is so different from the decision to purchase anything else. …
 
Glofox has built an incredible gym management platform that was born over a pint of Guiness in Dublin and is now one of biggest and most respected fitness industry softwares out there. Here is their inspiring story from co-founder Conor O’Loughlin. Glofox: Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software⮕ Glofox Website PARTNERS SUPPORTING …
 
This episode features a fitness business owner and long-time FCM podcast listener who reached out to us through our website, expressing gratitude for pod and asked if he could be a guest on our show. It’s not often that we get a request like this, and we had a couple of spots open on our recording schedule, so of course, we said “Why Not.” Shay too…
 
We welcome back Sam Canavan, MD of Asia Pacific for ClassPass for part 2 of our interview, with today focusing on the fitness industry trends we can expect to see over the next few years. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass: The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ https://classpass.com/partners MyZone: Industry-leading heart rate monitor a…
 
Knowing how to price your services as a fitness professional is one of the most challenging things to do. Shay and I get it! We’ve been there! One of the reasons it's so hard is because each of us in this industry, and especially you, because you’re listening to this show- take what you do seriously and are so passionate about helping as many peopl…
 
Sam Canavan, MD of Asia Pacific for ClassPass joins the show to talk about what some of the data is showing us in the region’s markets and recovery, as well as some of the missed opportunities for gyms in creating a differentiated marketing message. Through his role at ClassPass, Sam has a great overview of the fitness industry in Asia and how it c…
 
We believe that the future of fitness is experience. You’ve heard us AND our guests say it in many different ways on the show- that what’s most important is the emotional connection that you’re making with your clients. We’re both personally fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to make a fitness experience more immersive, enjoyable, and m…
 
Is your ‘community’ your strength or your weakness? Do you call your staff ‘team’ or ‘family’? What should you do if a group of members want to change aspects of your fitness concept? Just some of the questions answered in today’s podcast on what this buzzword can mean for your business. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass⮕ The app for all thing…
 
We believe that the future of fitness is experience. You’ve heard us AND our guests say it in many different ways on the show- that what’s most important is the emotional connection that you’re making with your clients. We’re both personally fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to make a fitness experience more immersive, enjoyable, and m…
 
Group class experience experts Barry and Shay Kostabi return to the show to share with us how to build the foundations for a strong and successful brand, mission and member experience. If you find yourself looking at prices as a way to bring in and keep members, this episode will be perfect for you. Episode 86: Barry and Shay on creating an incredi…
 
Building a strong team is essential to running a profitable fitness business, but it’s also one of the hardest things to do, and that’s because often, we’re going about it in the completely wrong way. Luckily, the fix is not only easy, but also incredibly empowering, and once you get it locked down, you’ll find that every single action and decision…
 
A sale is not a sale until this law is realised. We made this mistake for years before tweaking our processes and almost eliminating the issue. This episode has some practical scripts you can use - but if you need more help with your sales process, reach out to us at Fitness Business Asia. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass⮕ The app for all thi…
 
A trainer is not just a trainer. We’re so much more than someone who gets certified to move others through a series of exercises safely. Deep down, we know that we also have the potential to step into a role where we can have such a more significant impact. Because the truth is that fitness, especially a group fitness class, is one of the few thing…
 
In our first in person interview in over 2 years, host Jack talks to Suzanne Hosley. Suzanne started FIT, Asia’s first internationally recognized personal training certification in 2005 as well as the region’s first major conference, with the Asia Fitness Conference in 2009. In the must-listen episode, Suzanne offers 37 years of experience in Asia …
 
Our guest today shares some insane statistics. Women business owners make up 44% of small businesses in the US. But only bring in 4% of small business revenue. Only 12% of those women break 100k. Only 2% break 1 million. The way she sums up these statistics is this: women are facing entrepreneurial poverty of time, energy and money. They don’t have…
 
If you’re a gym manager or owner who’s involved in the hiring of coaches and instructors, this episode will be perfect for you. It contains the learnings from years of experience working with over 100 coaches and all our successes and failures in this area - and there have been many! PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass⮕ The app for all things fi…
 
Brace yourself for part two of this epic conversation with not one but TWO very important guests that we are so excited to introduce to you. We feel so lucky and are incredibly honored to host the content and product managers at AFAA / NASM, Rich Fahmy and Steve Myers. These institutions are THE place where we as fitness professionals go to gain im…
 
Michael Jordan joined 12RND in 2017 at 5 studios and has helped grow the brand to 94 studios today (and counting), as well as overseeing a major rebrand recently to UBX. With great success comes a lot of lessons, which Michael was happy to share openly in this episode. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW Glofox- Innovative and comprehensive fitness manage…
 
Brace yourself for an epic two part conversation with not one but TWO very important guests that we are so excited to introduce to you. We feel so lucky and are incredibly honored to host the content and product managers at AFAA / NASM, Rich Fahmy and Steve Myers. These institutions are THE place where we as fitness professionals go to gain importa…
 
Fitness franchises are big right now, but should you open one or create your own, independent brand? In this episode, Jack Thomas helps you understand which route will be best for you. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass⮕ The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ https://classpass.com/partners Maya Agency⮕ Branding, marketing and web develop…
 
The more we learn about the fitness industry, the more we realize how incredibly complex it is. The messages that the average consumer receives from the media, beauty culture, diet industry, fitness industry and even holistic wellness trends can be confusing and contradictory. Especially for women. Shrink yourself, but take up more space. Lift heav…
 
Host Jack Thomas shares 15 social media content ideas that will spark some inspiration for your marketing team. These ideas are best used in conjunction with our last show, episode 214, with Natalie Dau on connecting with your audience. Episode 214 with Natalie Dau PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPassThe app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ …
 
Natalie Dau is an entrepreneur, athlete and influencer. Natalie has over 400k followers on her Instagram account ‘rockstararms’ and works with many top brands to create powerful, memorable content. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW Glofox- Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software⮕ Glofox Website ClassPass- The app for all things fitness,…
 
We're so glad you're going to play this episode. This is a really powerful conversation that Barry had with a friend and colleague who runs the Fitness Business Asia Podcast, and what you’re going to hear in this chat are some really actionable takeaways on how to develop the culture of your business, which should be the #1 thing that you invest in…
 
In the fitness industry we need to run positive businesses and workplaces that have an impact on people and improve their lives. This requires strong leadership and today’s show will help you achieve that, with host Jack’s top 12 tips from his fitness management career. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPass- The app for all things fitness, spa & b…
 
Gotta get the mind right before you get your business (or your body) tight. Did you know that over 95% percent of all people who start a workout routine fail? Or that over 84% of Americans feel anxious, stressed, or depressed on a weekly basis? I think this is true especially if you are an entrepreneur. Why are there more fitness, mental health, & …
 
After testing positive before the event, host Jack Thomas could not attend the Fit Summit. In this episode we cover the topics and points he would’ve spoken about on the panel. Jack covers surviving the last two years, finances, franchises, technology and, to finish up, trends on the up and fads on the down over the next few years. PARTNERS SUPPORT…
 
How much is your gym worth? All gym owners have at least thought about the value of their business and most massively overvalue it. In fact, many studios are sadly worth nothing more than the equipment and fittings. In this episode, host Jack Thomas talks about the different factors that affect the value of a gym and how to raise the value of your …
 
Running your own business is one of the most fulfilling and empowering things you can do, but can also be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. And at times, it can feel like you’re stuck on a very brutal hamster wheel that causes you to spend hours late into the night doing tasks for your business that you wish you could outsource or delegate, but c…
 
Michael Ramsey ran the world’s busiest F45 studio with over 450 members and Saturday morning classes that hit 72 people! Michael sold his F45 studios to launch Strong Pilates, a concept that uses a pilates reformer and Concept 2 Rower hybrid. Strong Pilates has 14 locations opened and 87 confirmed (and counting). It’s a great story of growth that h…
 
Going from one to two gyms is a big step. In this episode Jack goes through what he wished he knew when BASE expanded from one to two studios and all the things you’ll need to consider before you decide to scale. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPassThe app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ https://classpass.com/partners Maya AgencyBranding, m…
 
In this episode, Barry shares his experience taking a recent yoga class, and how his experience points to the future of the fitness industry. 86% of people say they'll pay more for a better experience. 77% of people say they're working out for reasons other than their body. The answer is clear. People don’t care about the workout. They care about t…
 
In this episode Shay shares THREE THINGS that happened this week and downloads some insights she had to you. She's gonna let you in behind the scenes and share some takeaways from conversations she's had with clients and colleagues, something that really got to her on the internet, along with some thoughts and tips for you to think about that we ho…
 
Whether you’re a coach, a manager or gym owner, you’ll take a lot from this interview with Emma Masters about the ingredients that make up an incredible group class training experience. Emma has worked with some of the leading brands in fitness to help them building powerful, effective group class coaches and brands. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW Ep…
 
It was supposed to be fun! You entered the fitness industry because you didn't want to play by the rules of being in an office to work. You get to sweat, move, get fit, feel good doing it, AND wear significantly more comfortable clothing! PLUS the most important thing of all... you get to make other people feel better about themselves. Make them fe…
 
In today’s show Jack tackles whether working with ClassPass is the right move for your gym or studio and how to get the most out of a partnership with them. Episode 147 with ClassPass Asia Pacific MD Sam Canavan ClassPassThe app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ https://classpass.com/partners Maya’s Case Study of BASE Branding and Development P…
 
We talk to Pete Moore about creating your ‘special sauce’ to make your brand stand out and how to attract investment and private equity interest. We also talk about Pete’s new book about the lessons we can take from sport into the business world. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW GlofoxInnovative and comprehensive fitness management software⮕ Glofox Web…
 
If you haven’t read the article in the New York Times by Holly Burns, we’re gonna break it down for you in this episode. It’s called “Breaking Up with Peloton” and highlights why some superfans are done working out at home. We’re going to walk you through the 5 big takeaways from the article, share our thoughts, tell some stories and give you a few…
 
In a repost from Vanessa Severiano’s podcast The Business of Fitness from April 2021, FBA host Jack Thomas discusses the BASE journey, creating a special, impactful brand and tips on creating a strong culture within your business. PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW ClassPassThe app for all things fitness, spa & beauty⮕ https://classpass.com/partners Maya…
 
Want to keep your best coaches for years? Having trouble with coach and staff turnover? One of the things that Jack is most proud of at BASE is how they’ve retained their best coaches for years. As we all know, having great staff means a strong, healthy and long-lasting fitness business so follow these 10 tips to improve your coach and instructor r…
 
“Bathing suit season is coming.” “Get your body bikini-ready!” “sweat is fat crying,” “pain is weakness leaving your body,” We’ve all heard someone in the industry say these things at one time or another. They’re part of a narrative that is still pushed hard- that fitness is about transforming your body, and the subtext of this kind of messaging th…
 
Cameron Falloon is the founder and joint CEO of Body Fit Training. In part 2 of our interview, we discuss the F45 patent case that was recently settled in BFT’s favour and what we can expect over the next few years in the APAC region. Part 1 of our conversation with Cam can be found here: Episode 202 - APPLE - SPOTIFY Check out our previous episode…
 
We think we can safely say we’ve all been in those workout classes where time just flies by. We look up at the clock after the cool down and think, "wow that could not have possibly been 60 minutes, I was so immersed in that experience it was seemingly over before it began." The elation we feel overrides any feelings of challenge or discomfort and …
 
Cameron Falloon is the founder and joint CEO of Body Fit Training, the Australian fitness franchise powerhouse that was recently acquired by Xponential Fitness. BFT have had a great few years, expanding to over 300 confirmed locations and experiencing big growth in Singapore, with plans to further expand in Asia. Coming off the back of a big victor…
 
It seems like everyone, everywhere is talking about technology. Hybrid business models. The Metaverse. And how... if you don't integrate these new tools, you're going to be left in the dust! If you are feeling totally overwhelmed by all of the options that are available to you as a business owner, if you're scratching your head thinking, "wow I've …
 
Here’s our top 5 ‘must-listen’ episodes from over 200 shows! Give yourself and your business a boost by downloading these today: Ep 13 - Peter Thew of Yoga Movement - Building a brandAPPLESPOTIFY Ep 30 - Rich Hutson of Evolution Wellness and FIRE FItness - Making a great saleAPPLE SPOTIFY Ep 52 and 66 - Linda Tang and Anabel Chew - The WeBarre Stor…
 
Fitness industry powerhouse and global authority, Emma Barry, joins us for a fun and enlightening talk on trends, the latest in fitness tech and the state of recruitment. It’s always a blast with Emma, and this show to celebrate hitting 200 was no different! PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW GlofoxInnovative and comprehensive fitness management software…
 
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