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We are putting a shoulder into the fitness industry and pushing it forward into the modern digital age. Eric Malzone, the co-founder of Level 5 Mentors, interviews the brightest movers and shakers in the fitness industry. Topics will vary covering best business practices, marketing secrets, technological advances, and much more. If you're a fitness professional, this is how you keep your edge sharp.
 
Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. Each week, we bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brou ...
 
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Adam Sedlack is an experienced with a demonstrated history of excelling in the health wellness and fitness industry. Highly skilled in Negotiation, Lease Process, Budgeting, Coaching, Marketing, Digital and overall Operations. Had the honor to be selected by NeV co-founders of UFC GYM. UFC Gym now is under development in 37 countries around the glo…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes founders Ben Brand & Chris Windram of Quoox to the show. Ben has over 25-years as a facility owner & trainer, and Chris has over 25-years experience in architecting leading cloud-based CRM and business management systems. Ben and Chris have consolidated their expertise to …
 
Stuart Brauer is a 15-year student of strength and conditioning, and he was fortunate to find CrossFit in 2006. Since then he's dedicated his life to building a fitness business simply based on the pursuit of excellence. From humble beginnings making three figures and running park workouts to owning a million-dollar gym, he's now ventured into busi…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes colleague and newest FITC member Annie Fältman to the show. Annie is the owner of 360 Träningscenter in Sweden. Within the last year, technology has always played an important role in their clubs with memberships, onboarding, and stay connected through the member journey. …
 
Dr. Mike T. Nelson spent 18 years of his university life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s also an adjunct professor and a member of the…
 
Justin Marston is a serial entrepreneur, having built two enterprise software companies and a marketplace. Now he's focused on e-fitness with Tribe - a platform empowering local and grassroots fitness creators to do interactive workouts with their members and fans. Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmarston/ https://www.tribe.fitness/ Connect…
 
Rick Mayo is an accomplished fitness business entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Alloy Personal Training Franchise system. Rick’s business journey began with his original personal training studio which opened in 1992 and is still going strong, having delivered exceptional fitness experiences to tens of thousands of clients in the Roswell, Geor…
 
In this episode, we’re still with Natalia Karbasova, founder of FitTech Summit and with Sami Asikainen A serial entrepreneur. Deep experience managing cross-functional teams, Go-to-Market, building complex products, scaling and innovation. He’d built, exited and helped grow multiple companies in tech and health ranging from startups to post series …
 
This episode is the second part of three series for FitTech Summit, and again, I am with Natalia Karbasova, founder of FitTech Summit and we are both excited to dive into Joel's wealth of knowledge when it comes to the area of recovery and regeneration. Joel Jamieson is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and condi…
 
This episode is the first of three part series for the Future of Fitness, just about the FitTech Summit and all the fascinating interesting things that are happening right now, as far as fitness technology and to give a little background on what the FitTech Summit is. In this episode, we have Natalia Karbasova, founder of FitTech Summit and Andreas…
 
Brandon brings an edgy fitness approach to the valuable experience he’s earned as a professional athlete, personal trainer, gym owner and now Co-Founder and Chief Concept Officer of MADabolic. Convinced that strength & conditioning was essential to his hockey career, he immersed himself in the fundamental elements of Power Lifting, Interval Weight …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Nick Hahn to the show. Nick is the VP of Product for ASF Payment Solutions and Club OS. ASF Payment Solutions is a technology company that provides software, complete payment solutions, and customer support to the fitness industry. By offering integrated software services,…
 
Growson Edwards is the Founder & CEO at CIPIO.ai. He is a technical expert and a true professional. He has a unique sense of business objectives and the latest technology and knows how to blend both. Growson is a highly trusted resource and advisor when it comes to leveraging technology to achieve strategic business objectives. Connect with him: ht…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Mike Kelly to the show. Mike is the Director of Distribution Partnerships at Atmosphere TV. Atmosphere is a streaming TV service for businesses that offers original, audio-optional TV channels that fill the void for businesses in a world dominated by linear cable TV. With …
 
Eamon Lloyd is the Senior Director - Head of Partnerships UK, Ireland & Netherlands at Gympass. They are on a mission to make Wellbeing Universal, and with it forge long-term operator partnerships, which see true mutual benefits. They are the UK leaders in corporate fitness sales, uniting employees from their corporate partners with a curated netwo…
 
Jonathan Puskas is a former World Record holder (cycling) and accomplished Operations and Human Resources executive with two decades of experience in Human Performance supporting organizations ranging from non-profit start-ups to Fortune 100 companies including Intel, Microsoft, Nike, adidas, Google, and the U.S. Navy. Connect with us: www.futureof…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes back Tom Johnston to the show. Tom is currently the CEO of TJ Coaching & Consulting which helps leaders align business strategy with people strategy to build high performance teams, increase employee engagement, and grow revenue. Today, Tom joins Bryan in a conversation ar…
 
David Freeman is a health and fitness professional that has been in the fitness industry for 15 years. He is the National Digital Performer Brand Manager| LT Inclusion Council Director with Life Time The Healthy Way of Life Company. He has been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine as an innovator within the health and fitness industry,…
 
This week we have Andy Peat, he has had an extraordinary journey in fitness. He's been a franchisee, sales manager and CEO at Lift Brands, which manages the Snap Fitness franchise chain. While he admits franchising has its challenges, he's an advocate for a business model that provides easy access to business opportunities. connect with us: www.fut…
 
Juliet Starrett is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and podcaster. She is co-founder and CEO of TheReadyState.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance as well as former CEO of San Francisco CrossFit, one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates. She is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bests…
 
Street Parking was founded by Julian and Miranda Alcaraz in 2016. Miranda – after 15 years in the fitness industry, 8 years on CrossFit HQ seminar staff, and 8 years competing in CrossFit. Julian – after 10 years in the fitness industry, and 5 years competing in CrossFit. Both having trained and competed at the highest level – the CrossFit Games – …
 
Conor O'Loughlin is the CEO of Glofox. Having played professional rugby for an 8 year period with Connacht, subsequently built out a web and app development business which provided tech services on a consultancy basis. Through this business Conor and his co-founders (Anthony Kelly and Finn Hegarty) recognised how the fitness industry has evolved an…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Ian Mullane to the show. Ian is the Chairman and CEO of KeepMe AI, an AI-powered sales and marketing CRM platform for the fitness industry. Today, Bryan and Ian discuss the latest publication, The Fitness Future: Rules of Engagement as overarching trends reshape the way mo…
 
Marc Zionts is an executive, athlete, and environmentalist and has been successfully leading companies since 1987. Zionts is the Executive Chairman of Precision Nutrition, a BV Investment Partners portfolio company. We talk about building resilience in coaching like partnerships with clients to optimize health, well-being through developing and sus…
 
Kelly Starrett is a CrossFit trainer, physical therapist, author, and speaker. His 2013 fitness book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, was featured on The New York Times bestselling sportsbooks list. He is a co-founder, with his wife Juliet Starrett, of the fitness website MobilityWOD. He created The Ready State Virtual Mobility Coach. It’s like having a…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Paul Bowman to the show. Paul is the CEO of Wexer, which combines leading content and technology to make world-class exercise accessible to more people by providing a convenient and non-intimidating way to exercise. Today, Bryan and Paul discuss interesting subjects that a…
 
Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. Over 20 years ago, Reed Davis recognized people were caught in a “cycle of trial and error” and he committed to being the last person they needed to see. While working with…
 
Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist, a 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, (The Healthy Rebellion Radio, The Paleo Solution Podcast) books, and seminars. Robb has functioned as a r…
 
Dan Uyemura and I talked about our own ways on how we use social media, how to be more creative with online fitness/health marketing strategies than ever and get useful social media strategies for 2021! Dan 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. H…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Natalia Karbasova to the show. Natalia is the founder of the FitTech Summit, the leading conference in Europe devoted to fitness technology, wellbeing, and active lifestyle attracting many high-ranking industry executives, investors, and startups. Today, Bryan and Natalia …
 
Tune in as Ian Mullane explains his software solutions for Brick and Mortar. He is the Founder and CEO of Keepme, launched in 2019 - a business dedicated to increasing the revenue of health and fitness operators utilizing Artificial Intelligence, an AI-powered sales and marketing CRM platform for the fitness industry. Resources and Links: https://t…
 
Coach McQuilkin is the Director of Training and Education for Power Athlete, a worldwide strength and conditioning organization focused on empowering performance. Chris has led over 100 clinics across 16 countries spanning 6 continents introducing the Power Athlete Methodology to athletes, sports medicine professionals, performance and sport coache…
 
As mentioned in the podcast, we encourage listeners to submit their nominees to the 2020 Fitness Technology Innovation Award. We encourage everyone to apply and nominate those who have demonstrated new solutions to serve their clients in unique and better ways. You can do so here: http://www.fittechcouncil.org/fits-innovation-award-2020 This week, …
 
Natalia Karbasova is founder of FitTech Summit and CEO of FitTech Company and Founder of FitTech Summit. Previously, Natalia was with Hubert Burda Media, one of Europe’s largest media companies, for 9 years. She worked as personal assistant to the company owner and one of Germany’s top billionaires, Dr. Hubert Burda, looking into global digital tre…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, Bryan O'Rourke welcomes strategic adviser Pete Moore to the show. Pete is the managing partner at Integrity Square, which specializes in advising passionate entrepreneurs, fast-growing companies, and seasoned executives with the right sources of capital where Pete advises the health, active lifestyle,…
 
Mike Fantigrassi is the Senior Director of Product Development at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. (NASM) Mike is a results-driven leader with diverse expertise and an extensive network of contacts within the fitness industry. He has a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. He has an extensive background in education…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, Bryan O'Rourke shares his interview with corporate finance and strategic adviser, Rohit Kulkarni. Rohit is the Head Internet Analyst at MKM Partners, which specializes in researching and investing in capital markets. Today, Bryan recaps his thoughts on broad questions in the marketplace on big tech an…
 
Dan John has coached for more than 30 years. He's helped hundreds of athletes pack on double-digit pounds of rock-solid muscle. As an athlete, John broke the American record in the Weight Pentathlon. He is the author of several books, including Intervention. How has Dan’s 2020 been? (0:57) Dan does believe in the COVID virus. He says he is one of t…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Michele Meleski to the show. Michele is the VP of Fitness, Racquet, and Recreation at ClubCorp which operates over 200 clubs and serves over 430,000 members. Her history in the space includes other notable executive positions at The Bay Club Company, Wellbridge, World Gym,…
 
Don Moxley is the Director of Applied Science and Brand Development at Longevity Labs. His message statement is, “Understanding and directing individual changes that alleviate suffering and contribute to the betterment of well people.” He was Captain of The Ohio State University Wrestling Team, where he earned a Big 10 Championship in 1985. What is…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke invites listeners to participate in FIT-C’s inaugural 2020 Fitness Technology Innovation Award. This award will be going to the most innovative and technologically progressive fitness professional, supplier, and facility in response to overcoming and innovating as a result of the p…
 
Jim Crowell is the Founder at JWC Advisory Group, Founder and Investor at Boost Capital, and former CEO of Opex Fitness. He is a board member of The Brand Q Method. Jim is a strategist who loves to learn and help others improve. How did Jim get to where he is now? (1:35) Jim went to Penn State where he played tennis for them. Jim had been an athlet…
 
Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer is CEO/Co-Founder at eGym GmbH. Prior, he studied Business and Technology Management at Columbia University in New York. With eGym Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer has taken fitness training into the digital age. Before his keynote at the ISPO Digitize Summit, he talks about the digital transformation of the sports industry and…
 
Jerred is a Strenght and Conditioning Coach and founder of End of Three Fitness. He is a former Physical Training Leader and Fitness Program Manager with the U.S. Airforce Special Operations Command., and he's been featured in WOD Talk Magazine, Sweat RX Magazine, Life Hacker, The Huffington Post, The Art of Manliness, and more. He currently coache…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Brent Darden to the show. Brent’s history in the health club and fitness space began as a personal trainer and working in corporate wellness, most notably as the GM for the Cooper Institute and Telos Fitness Center in Dallas, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Boa…
 
Joe Sanok is the founder of Practice of the Practice Podcast the #1 podcast for counselors. He is also a keynote and TEDx speaker as well as a business consultant and writer. He has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader’s Digest, entrepreneur on Fire, and Yahoo News. He has published 5 books and has been named the Therapis…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes back friend and advocate, Emma Barry. The two revisit Emma’s views on the boutique studio space as she and Bryan discuss digital and technology ahead of their upcoming webinar series. Emma has lead key senior roles including Director of Group Fitness for Equinox and as a f…
 
Omar Yunes Marquez has developed and grown businesses in the US and Latin America since 2000. He is currently Partner and CEO at 54D, an international wellness brand aimed at changing personal habits and empowering its members through a focus on exercise, nutrition, and recovery. He has an entrepreneurial background and experience as a multiple-fra…
 
Joel is a best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength, conditioning, and energy programs. His strategies have been used by thousands of elite performers and top athletes worldwide, including the Navy, SEALS, UFC Champions, and dozens of teams from the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA, and more. What’s been different for Joel thes…
 
Shane is the founder of Dark Horse Rowing, the leading educator of indoor rowing education and career training for fitness professionals and athletes. Shane has a BA in Business Administration, a certified CrossFit Kettlebell Certificate, a CrossFit rowing certificate and is CrossFit Level 1 Certified, Concept 2 Master instructor, and a certified A…
 
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