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We are putting a shoulder into the fitness industry and pushing it forward into the modern digital age. Eric Malzone, a 14-year industry veteran, entrepreneur, advisor, and coach, interviews the brightest movers and shakers in the fitness and health industries. Interviewing some of the industry's top executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders, topics will vary covering cutting edge technology, entrepreneurship, hot industry trends, and so much more. If you're in or around the ...
 
Since 2015, the fitness business podcast has produced a weekly show to help fitness business owners, managers, career individuals and entrepreneurs lead, manage and run their businesses. Each week the show invites leading business experts, coaches, authors and owners from around the world to share their expert advice on a specific topic, make book recommendations and end each show with 3 specific actions listeners can do. Themed shows include In The Trenches, where an owner shares a strategy ...
 
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Kelly Starrett is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, author, speaker and CrossFit trainer. His 2013 fitness book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, was featured on The New York Times bestselling sports books list. He is a co-founder, with his wife Juliet Starrett, of the fitness website The Ready State, formerly MobilityWOD. **************** Links: I LOVE LMNT…
 
For gym operators, finding qualified trainers in today’s market is challenging. On the flip side, personal trainers are having a hard time finding jobs. Today’s episode will speak to both of those issues. Johnny August from ISSA delivers beneficial information on personal trainer recruiting trends and solutions. If you are a gym operator, learn tip…
 
Let's talk Group Fitness! In today's episode, Vanessa covers group fitness topics such as programming, using group fitness to promote small group training, the importance of a great experience for retention, and introducing an instructor assessment to your group fitness team. Vanessa does a wonderful job at capturing a fresh, updated vision of grou…
 
Erika Wasser is a co-founder and CEO of Prospr. Prior to Prospr, Erika founded Glam+Go, a US national salon chain and blowdry membership program, where she discovered her passion for better employee management, the need for robust tools for scaling businesses and the hourly shift-based workforce, after being immersed in all first hand. Before start…
 
“How you show up matters”, according to today’s guest Brian Weaver. Showing up to work with the right mindset will not only set you up for success, but will also trickle down to your sales team. And speaking of success, Relationshipping Wednesday will take your employee and member engagement to new heights! Listen to Brian’s advice on how to implem…
 
Mark Fisher is an international speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. Mark co-founded Business for Unicorns in 2016 and have since worked with many of the leading fitness studios across the US, the UK, and Australia. Past non-fitness clients include Sony Music, Sylvan Learning, Novus Surgical, and Security Scorecard. He is also a proud alumni spea…
 
Laugh your way through this Thinking Ahead episode. Michael Kerr delivers not only a humorous episode, but also one that we can all relate to. Your attitude towards your job has a huge impact on your happiness. If you sit in a leadership position at your workplace, Michael will deliver some tips to ensure your employees are happy! Take 30 mins to m…
 
President and CEO, ABC Fitness Solutions Bill Davis joined ABC Fitness Solutions as its president in February 2019 and was then promoted to president & CEO in July 2019. Prior to joining ABC, Davis was the Chief Financial Officer of Paycor, Inc., a payroll and human capital management solution (HCM) provider. Previously, he was CFO of Blackboard, I…
 
Welcome to the first of four episodes that unleash what each generation is looking for in a fitness facility, according to Murphy Research. Join Dr. Sarah Marion as she gives us the rundown on each generation, starting with Generation Z. The findings are quite interesting and will definitely help you market and design your programs to tailor to eac…
 
HALO Talks: Live at IHRSA Pete founded Integrity Square, the leading advisor and a seed investor to the Health, Active Lifestyle & Outdoors ("HALO") industry, in April 2010. Prior to founding Integrity Square, Pete was Head of the Active Lifestyle & Wellness Group at Sagent Advisors Inc., since late 2003. In this capacity, he assisted in closing ov…
 
The Global Health & Fitness Alliance just released its Deloitte Report, and the findings are fascinating. This first ever report examined the economic and socioeconomic impact of the global health and fitness industry. We invited Andrea Bell, Chair of the GHFA, to highlight key findings of the 64-page report.…
 
Andy Peat. Andy is Chief Product Officer at Lift Brands Inc with over 15 years' experience in the fitness industry. Coming from New Zealand he started his career as a personal trainer but quickly grew to love the business side of the industry and pivoted his attention to learn how to sell memberships. Links: https://www.liftbrands.com…
 
Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Brad Thorpe, Inventor of the Isophit, to learn about this safer, more effective, and more efficient workout. We cover the benefits of isometric training, how to partner with Isophit, and which Isophit model is the best fit for your business!By Active Management
 
Attention personal trainers and PT departments, this episode is for you! Michael Hughes, Functional Movement Specialist and CEO of Gymnazo EDU, is here to help you improve your fitness business and your skill set. Michael has 7 skills that have helped him become successful, and he wants to share them with you. Grab a seat, a pen, a note pad, and fo…
 
Eric Posner, CEO at SWERVE Fitness, SWERVE is the first boutique studio to livestream its experience into gyms around the world AND the first to offer studio vs. studio competition. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in Psychology and Economics, he began his career as an Equity Sales Trader. It was then that he realized that his love for f…
 
Finding and keeping the best talent is a hot topic in the fitness industry. Do you need ideas to keep your employees from running off to the competition? Our industry expert will share some fresh and unique ideas on how to hire and retain the best employees. Our expert doesn’t believe it is any harder to find employees, it’s just different!…
 
In this episode, we have Aaron De Jong (CEO of movr) and Steven Webster (CEO of ASENSEI ), ASENSEI & movr Personalize Connected Fitness with AI Movement Analysis. ASENSEI, the company offering the easiest way to add form tracking and personalized coaching to sport and fitness products, has partnered with movement assessment platform movr, to combin…
 
Join Chantal Brodrick on sadly, her last show with the Fitness Business Podcast. Keen to take pics like a pro? Take a listen for some great tips from Collette on snapping pics using your smartphone, along with some terrific recommendations on social media content creation and planning. Join co-host Chantal Brodrick for this special educational inte…
 
Lauren Foundos is the founder & Chief Executive Officer at FORTË, FORTË has revolutionized the fitness industry by providing access to avant-garde boutique studio classes instructed by leading fitness experts worldwide. Both technology and subscription-based streaming platform, FORTË installs hardware and software into boutique studios, which enabl…
 
According to brand strategist and designer Naomi Gee, branding is like a tapestry. There are multiple facets that need to come together. 1) A clear message and 2) Strategic design. Weave them together, and it will be impactful. I don’t know about you, but that statement has peaked my interest. Tune in for more great information about making your br…
 
Kirt Debique, CEO and CTO of SyncFloor, is a 20 year Microsoft veteran with experience as an engineer, architect, technology strategist and general manager. He has worked on mobile productivity, real-time communications, multimedia systems, distributed security, and operating systems. An accomplished inventor with 37 technology patents, Kirt is als…
 
Join me as I catch up with our podcast partner, Myzone. Mike Leveque, Group COO of Myzone, gives us the inside scoop on everything new with Myzone. Learn about exciting new products, a new mobile app platform, new app integrations, and more. But first, we talk IHRSA 2022 swag, some surprising data revealed during a recent exercise location study, a…
 
Looking for new and fresh ideas on how to not only build your online community, but to keep it? Today's episode will answer those questions. Kelly Coulter, Founder and President of Fit Pros Connect, shares her expert advice on how to build your online program and the return you can expect.By Active Management
 
Dan Uyemura is a lifelong web application developer turned gym owner that saw a glaring hole in the gym management software space and decided to fill it. He believes customer experience is the primary thing most small business owners don't pay enough attention to, and has a personal mission to help gym owners build better businesses and help more p…
 
Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Allison Porter from Ecore. You’ll hear how Ecore uses reclaimed materials to create unique performance surfaces, how they manufacture in the US and supply globally, and how their incredible team will act as a design resource throughout the entire construction and installation process.…
 
Technology isn't just for the tech geeks, it's for your staff and particularly for your members. With the right software and technology, you will have the tools to know exactly what your members want, as well as what they don't want. This episode will help you run towards technology, not away from it.…
 
Jim Crowell is the Founder of JWC Advisory Group (now called SageHouse Advisors), former Founder and Investor at Boost Capital, and former CEO of Opex Fitness. Currently, he co-founded and Managing Member of The Sagehouse, they are the first company to work with fitness and wellness startups as both investors and consultants to build long-term foun…
 
Personal Trainers and Group X instructors scurried to virtual fitness studios when COVID-19 hit and gyms closed their doors. They navigated the waters to quickly build an online platform for their faithful followers and clients. Today's podcast, with Sunshinekelly Moore, is filled with insight on how to keep your virtual fitness studio fresh and up…
 
Helaine Knapp is Founder & CEO of CITYROW, the fitness phenomenon that focuses on smart fitness for the modern consumer. CITYROW pairs rowing with strength and mobility exercises – creating a workout that works. But a workout only works if you do it, and consumers today need choice, motivation and accountability. CITYROW clients can take classes at…
 
There’s no better way to expand your fitness business brand than to get published. Media outlets are looking for people to tell their story, but they won’t chase you. YOU need to go to them and pitch the VALUE that you will bring to their listeners or audience. James Patrick, founder of FITposium, shares advice on how to be successful when pitching…
 
Scott is an ex-Detective sergeant and founder of Mass participation fundraising events Battle Cancer. Founder of the post-cancer treatment fitness program, The Battle Cancer program. Gym owner and mental health advocate through fitness. He is also a current Nike trainer and Menshealth columnist along. Current competitive Crossfit Athlete and previo…
 
Lisa Haggis is a business expert, brand strategist and founder of Realize Your Brand. According to Lisa, your brand is the way you give people a reason to choose you. Therefore, if you only have surface level marketing, your members won’t stay. I’d say that is a powerful statement. This episode is filled with a lot of powerful information that your…
 
Simon Sollberger is co-founder and Creative Director Of Pear Sports, as well as VP of Brand & Design for the parent company Innovate Partners. Previously: Creative Director Logitech Inc. (Ultimate Ears ) Directing brand, industrial design, communication, PR, and advertising. Design Lead / Creative Director Karten Design: Karten Design was named one…
 
Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Amy Boone Thompson, the NEW Owner & CEO of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, about her vision for the association, what to expect at this years’ IDEA World Convention, and how they are working hard to provide continuing education to fitness professionals globally! “If there’s something you really want, you …
 
Could you use a morale booster among your team or staff? Have you thought about conducting a team building exercise? Before you do...listen today’s episode for all the do’s and don’t when planning a team building activity. Our guest today is Matt May. He will set you up for success and make you look like a hero to your team.…
 
Sam is the CEO and a co-founder of FitXR. Sam began his career as a management consultant at PwC in Auckland, New Zealand and then worked in private equity after moving to London in 2014. FitXR is all about making fitness fun and accessible to everyone. The main problem with the traditional gym is that the wrong people are going to it. It’s those w…
 
Whether you love KPIs or despise them, you have to admit they are a vital measuring tool to your business. Approached with the right attitude, they can explain how to get the success out of your business that you are looking for. Join us today to listen to HR expert Laura Tolhoek's advice on how to introduce KPIs to your team and how to use them to…
 
Brian Chappon is the definition of a scrappy social entrepreneur and global citizen. A competitive athlete and seasoned expert in capital markets around the world, he takes an international perspective to building economic ecosystems and promoting health & wellness. Brian founded his career as a volunteer and intern with NGOs providing disaster rel…
 
In today's Thinking Ahead show, Jason Stowell sat down with Don Doyle, SVP of HealthPlex Associate. Don is a seasoned veteran of the health and wellness industry and has been involved in club operations for over 20 years. We sit down to discuss managing your members' visit, as well as addressing the economic challenges to both our margin and our mi…
 
Keith is the CEO of OliveX, it is a digital health and fitness company delivering unique user experiences through fitness gamification, augmented reality, and play-to-earn experiences. The OliveX fitness metaverse provides platforms that enable real-world fitness to merge with the digital universe in order to engage consumers with brands, influence…
 
Are you an ambitious fitness entrepreneur and looking to build a fitness business that can run without you? Then tune into today’s episode, because you will definitely take away a few “ah ha” moments. Pete Piranio delivers advice on how to set processes in place to help you acquire clients and grow sales. KPI's also play a big part in your success.…
 
Based in San Francisco, Aly Orady is a 20-year silicon valley veteran, engineer and serial entrepreneur. Aly started his career at Hewlett-Packard’s Computer Systems Laboratory designing super-computers, followed by technical leadership roles at a series of startups, including Kealia, Inc. (now Sun/Oracle). Armed with an M.S.E.E. from Stanford, and…
 
Boxing gyms are becoming one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry. Co-Founder of Keppner Boxing Keith Keppner delivers a fantastic show that will get you thinking about the ins and outs of starting a boxing business.Keith knows a few things about starting a boxing business. Keppner Boxing & Fitness redefined an entire industry and transfor…
 
Chinwe Onyeagoro is the CEO of PocketSuite where she is responsible for strategy, customer success and growth. She served as president of Great Place to Work, and previously worked for McKinsey & Company, The Monitor Group and Pritzker Realty Group (under former Secretary of Commerce). Pocketsuite: https://pocketsuite.io/register/future Connect wit…
 
Ever wonder how you can turn your health club into a health hub?! Join host Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Ashley Ziegler from EVOLT 360. We’ll talk all things body composition, analytics, marketing, recurring revenue, and how you can monitor your members’ body composition data to quantify the impact you’re having on your fitness community!…
 
Royi Metser is the Director of Business Development at InsideTracker. InsideTracker is a truly personalized nutrition and performance system. Its mission is to help people add years to their lives and life to their years by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. By analyzing body’s data, InsideTracker can give a crystal clear picture of what'…
 
Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker. His debut book, Energize: Make the Most of Every Moment, was published by Penguin on 21st April 2022. In this episode, Simon shares practical tips for productivity, and during the Fitbizpiration he drops some gold inspiration that will really have you thinking abo…
 
Melanie Lauer has been CEO of Kettler since May 2020. The philosophy graduate focuses on marketing, sales and product management. Before taking on her responsibilities at Trisport AG, she worked for international companies in the electronics industry. Most recently in the role of Vice President B2B at a well-known trading company. She from Forbes m…
 
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