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As the world emerges from the shadows of a pandemic, we're all wondering what's next? Has our experience in lockdown altered the future we expected or has it simply accelerated ongoing change? What's in store for us over the next few years? Join Singapore-based hosts Suzy Goulding and Andrew Clark every week as they ask leaders across Asia working in media, marketing, communications and lifestyle one simple question: What's next?
 
A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world class research and distinguished teaching. With an emphasis on generating rigorous, high impact cross-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance, SMU’s faculty from its six schools – School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Sciences – collaborate cl ...
 
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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Jack Thomas hosts a panel for ExPro Singapore on how to build an indestructible fitness brand that can survive the toughest times and thrive in the good times. So many great takeaways from today’s show - if you know someone that might learn something or is starting a fitness brand, share this show with them. This panel was part of ExPro Singapore V…
 
We share a few laughs with standup comedian Sam See, and hear how he’s all in with Twitch, he enlightens us about the Singapore stand up scene, and tells us just how hard its been for him and comics like him to perform standup without a live audience. Find out more about Sam Watch: Sam's Red Dot Wrestling shows Read: about the Pagliaci joke on Wiki…
 
Host Jack Thomas highlights common marketing mistakes he’s noticed fitness businesses making recently. Make sure you’re not doing anything on the list and if you are - this episode will help you resolve it. More fitness business marketing podcasts: The 5 Pillars of Fitness Business Marketing Email Marketing 10 Tips To Maximize Your FItness Business…
 
Jack Thomas talks to Justin Tamsett about member pricing and structures, where the industry is heading and some hard conversations you need to have with yourself to get through the next 6-12 months. This episode is the audio repost of Justin and Jack's YouTube interview - click here to view Join the Active Management Facebook Group GUEST RESOURCES …
 
Justin Tamsett is a fitness industry consultant who runs the lively Active Management Community and the Fitness Business Podcast. In part 2 of our interview the JTs talk about the importance of collaboration in our industry, especially during tough times. The Aerial View of the Fitness Industry with Jack Thomas Join the Active Management Facebook G…
 
Jack talks to Justin Tamsett - the man behind the Fitness Business Podcast, Active Management consultancy (and lively Facebook community). The two JTs talk about his journey and all things fitness business. The Aerial View of the Fitness Industry with Jack Thomas Join the Active Management Facebook Group GUEST RESOURCES Justin Tamsett on LinkedIn S…
 
Jack talks to one of the world’s leading gym and studio marketers, Mike Arce of Loud Rumor. Jack and Mike dive into some big, thought-provoking topics such as the importance of sales scripts, recruiting the best for your business and how Mike coached someone from novice to a 100% 45 member success streak. GUEST RESOURCES Loud Rumor Membership Sales…
 
Jack Thomas has helped many fitness business owners, operators and investors raise their game and build strong, profitable businesses and concepts. For a chance to claim a free consultation session with Jack all you have to do is leave a 5-star review on Apple podcasts and in that review just write a few sentences on how the podcast has helped you …
 
We talk to PR veteran and fellow podcaster Jim James about how he runs his global PR agency from an eco-lodge (aka garden shed) in Somerset, how he’s harnessing digital technology to grow his business and what he listens to when he's cooking mac and cheese... Find out more about Jim Read: Park Howell, Brand Bewitchery Listen: Ultravox • Spandau Bal…
 
Jack talks to Michael Waitze about how fitness technology has developed over the last 10 years, and how “to really thrive and survive in fitness, you need some elements of technology woven into your concept and operations”. This podcast was originally recorded for the Ignite Podcast by Morphosis Capital Partners. Interviewer was Michael Waitze. GUE…
 
Jack talks to Nathan Bright, founder of Bright Architecture. Nathan and the team at his New York based studio have helped design some of the world’s leading boutique fitness studios such as Rumble, Fhitting Room, GRIT Boxing, Flywheel and SLT. GUEST RESOURCES Bright Architecture Contact Nathan Bright SHOW RESOURCES Jack Thomas on LinkedIn Fitness B…
 
Jack Thomas talks through the 7 big secrets to the success of BASE, voted Asia’s ‘Gym of the Year’ by Fitness Best and Bangkok’s Best Studio at the ClassPass Awards. CONSULTANCY - Work with Jack Thomas to build a strong, successful fitness business Quick Link: http://bit.ly/fba-jt RESOURCES JACK THOMAS ON LINKEDIN - http://bit.ly/JT-L FITNESS BUSIN…
 
In part 2 of their interview, Jack talks to Nt about fitness technology and online training platforms. We also touch on collaboration and the future of fitness. If you enjoy the show, please share it with a friend who needs to hear it. GUEST RESOURCES NT on LinkedIn FitGrid Boutique Fitness Solutions SHOW RESOURCES Jack Thomas on LinkedIn Fitness B…
 
Jack talks to Nt of Boutique Fitness Solutions and FitGrid. In today’s show, Nt offers insights into boutique fitness and the future of the space, as well as reflections on New York and what we can learn from the world’s busiest fitness market. Check out part 2 of our interview in episode 112 for a look at fitness technology and the worldwide shift…
 
How you deal with feedback will have a huge impact on your business. In this episode, Jack Thomas goes through the three types of member feedback and how to handle them to ensure that the impact is positive and actually helps your fitness business, even when it’s a complaint. Aerial View Of The Fitness Industry on YouTube The FIT Summit - October 7…
 
In part 2 of their interview, Jack talks to Daniel Nyiri on his recruitment process, which has been compared to Space X, as well as some tips on when you know it’s the right time to open your 2nd or 3rd studio. FIT Summit - World Conference - More Info & Sign Up Bangkok - Fireside Chat at The Hive Thonglor - More Info & Sign Up GUEST RESOURCES Dani…
 
Jack talks to Daniel Nyiri, the founder of 4U Fitness with locations in New York and Florida, about how he arrived in the US with nothing and has since built a 6 location business in some of the world’s busiest fitness markets. Daniel’s inspiring story is one of working hard, having a strong mission and not being afraid of taking risks and trying n…
 
10 big LinkedIn fitness business marketing questions - just 1 minute for each question. Today we welcome back Steve Bruce, Hong Kong’s #1 LinkedIn coach for a quick fire episode on LinkedIn for fitness industry professionals. Check out our first interview with Steve Bruce for a recap on LinkedIn basics: Episode 8 - Introduction to LinkedIn Marketin…
 
For the best in networking and upskilling in Asia’s fitness industry, join the FIT Summit online conference: MORE INFORMATION ➜ FIT Summit - August 5th, 2020 https://thefitsummit.com/events/worldonline1/ BUY NOW ➜ FIT Summit tickets just $49 SGD In this special episode, we hear from Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, Brad Robinson and Fitness Business Asia podcas…
 
Host Jack Thomas revisits episodes 84 through to 100 to recap on the biggest lessons learned from each show. Featuring: Brad Robinson (Ritual, Singapore) Alex Povey (Coaching Ignited Podcast) Ross Campbell (The FIT Summit, Singapore) Sean Tan (True Group) Shay Kostabi and Barry Ennis (Fitness Career Mastery) Matthew Januszek (Escape Fitness) RESOUR…
 
Host Jack Thomas revisits episodes 68 through to 83 to recap on the biggest lessons learned from each show. To support the show, please share the podcast or any individual episodes with friends or colleagues who you think will benefit. Featuring: Linda Tang (Webarre, Singapore) John Holsinger (IHRSA, Director of Asia-Pacific) Charlie Temple (Platin…
 
Host Jack Thomas revisits episodes 50 through to 67 to recap on the biggest lessons learned from each show. Featuring: Anabel Chew (WeBarre, Singapore) Danny Yueng (Prenetics, Hong Kong) Ryan Hogan (CEO APAC Les Mills) Owen Bowling (CrankIt and FourD Media) Raph and Lach (The Mind Muscle Project Podcast) Ross Campbell (The FIT Summit) Peter Thew (Y…
 
In this solo episode, host Jack Thomas goes through some of the key things you’ll need to consider when reopening your fitness facility after closure. We look at how to reopen strongly and confidently, as well as considerations for the long-term stability and strength of your business. RESOURCES JACK THOMAS ON LINKEDIN FITNESS BUSINESS ASIA WEBSITE…
 
We’re joined by Kathryn Woof, founder and Managing Director of 33Talent, a coaching, recruitment and HR consultancy based in Singapore. We talk about disruption in the recruitment sector, the HR lifecycle, the power of coaching and weirdly, swings, roundabouts and playgrounds! Find out more about Kathryn Find out more about 33Talent Kath’s recommen…
 
In part 2, Jack talks to Emma Barry on studio design, getting the flow right for the member journey and how pricing models might look in the future of our industry. GET $600 OFF EMMA’S COURSE WITH THE CODE ‘BADASS” ($199 reduced from $799)Building A Badass Boutique - Online Masterclass GUEST RESOURCES Buy Building A Badass Boutique on Amazon Emma B…
 
As we hit 100 episodes, we are proud and excited to welcome Emma Barry to the show, a true global fitness authority and author of Building A Badass Boutique. Emma is a founding member of Les Mills, was Director of Group Fitness for Equinox and now consults for some of the world’s leading boutique fitness brands. GET $600 OFF EMMA’S COURSE WITH THE …
 
Host Jack Thomas takes questions at the end of his ExPro Singapore lecture on: free vs paid content, why are clients just looking for the cheapest deal and how you should price your digital content vs your normal rates. EXPRO SINGAPOREFITNESS SG RESOURCES JACK THOMAS ON LINKEDIN FITNESS BUSINESS ASIA WEBSITE FITNESS BUSINESS ASIA INSTAGRAM…
 
Host Jack talks about the 7 key areas of focus to ensure your gym and in-person coaching experience can come back strong and survive against the shift to online, digital fitness. This episode was recorded at the online ExPro Virtual Circuit Breaker, a great event that brought speakers from across the globe together. EXPRO SINGAPORE • FITNESS SG • R…
 
Jack talks to Alex Povey of Coaching Ignited podcast on the shifts the industry is going through, who will survive and what it will take to bring people back into gyms. The conversation provides some interesting contrasts between the fitness scene in the UK and Thailand. ⬇ Join the 2 big free online conferences this week ⬇ EXPRO CONFERENCE Join my …
 
In part 2 of CJ’s interview, Jack talks about the importance of processes in scaling, embracing difficult conversations and staying true to your values - all of which are traits of success. CJ also asks Jack his predictions for the next few years in Asia’s fitness industry - a question Jack asks his guests - and they revisit a conversation they had…
 
Jack is interviewed by CJ Lee of The Playground Fitness KL and Fitness Business Secrets on what it took to build BASE, the brand and how we’ve developed a world-class coaching team. We also delve into collaboration and why ‘competitors’ shouldn't be feared or obsessed over. GUEST RESOURCES FITNESS BUSINESS SECRETS THE PLAYGROUND KL RESOURCES JACK T…
 
In part 2 of our interview with Matthew, CEO of Escape Fitness, we discuss how the fitness industry should be well positioned to provide important services to people, paid vs free content and creating an incredible in-studio experience. LISTEN TO PART 1 OF OUR INTERVIEW HERE REGISTER FOR THE EXPRO ONLINE CONFERENCE HERE - 28-29 May 2020 GUEST RESOU…
 
Jack talks to Matthew Januszek, founder of one of the biggest and most recognizable fitness equipment brands in the world, Escape Fitness. In this episode Matthew talks about his 20+ year journey building Escape fitness, the inspirational energy of Asia and how the scene here compares to the US and Europe. GUEST RESOURCES MATTHEW ON LINKEDIN ESCAPE…
 
The Build Your Base show is a new podcast from our team at BASE. LISTEN TO THE BUILD YOUR BASE SHOW HERE! When you’re listening to this episode think about how a prospective client might feel listening to it. You may not be in Bangkok but I think this interview with our Fitness Manager can give you some solid insights into how to craft an effective…
 
Learn why Jack and the team at BASE decided to launch their own podcast, the Build Your Base show. LISTEN TO THE BUILD YOUR BASE PODCAST SHOW HERE! This podcast is NOT just about podcasting - you’ll learn about some principles of marketing , which will carry over to all other areas such as email and social media. RESOURCES JACK THOMAS ON LINKEDIN F…
 
In part 2, Jack talks to Brad Robinson, CEO of Ritual Gym, on how they’ve adapted to Covid-19, how they’ve been supporting franchisees and the quick roll out of Ritual Anywhere, a platform that Brad knew had to be world-class. Listen to part 1 of our interview with Brad here GUEST RESOURCES BRAD ROBINSON ON LINKEDIN RITUAL GYM RITUAL ANYWHERE APP D…
 
Jack welcomes on Brad Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Singapore’s Ritual Gym to talk about how Ritual started and how they built the concept, brand and franchise model. Ritual now have franchise locations in markets including the US, Brazil and South Africa, with more planned domestically and elsewhere. GUEST RESOURCES BRAD ROBINSON ON LINKEDIN RIT…
 
Jack talks to the Glofox Fitness Founders podcast about how BASE quickly shifted to an online training platform and why it’s essential for both business and member for you to charge for online services and then deliver extreme value. GUEST RESOURCES GLOFOX RESOURCES JACK THOMAS ON LINKEDIN FITNESS BUSINESS ASIA WEBSITE FITNESS BUSINESS ASIA INSTAGR…
 
Jack welcomes back Sean for a candid discussion on digital fitness now and in the future, as well as insights into the need for collaboration, leadership and togetherness to elevate the industry and come out of the current crisis stronger. In part 1 we discussed how Sean has been managing industry shifts across multiple locations and countries. Whe…
 
Sean Tan is the Director of True Group, overseeing the growth and development of an industry-leading big box operation across Singapore and Taiwan. Sean and True Group have been at the forefront of the big box scene with innovative concepts and strong growth over the last few years. Hear how Sean has navigated the last few months, how Taiwan’s gyms…
 
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