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The Fitness Business Podcast

THE Fitness Business Podcast is the #1 podcast to help any size and any variety of business in the fitness industry. With a goal to provide profound insights to help your fitness business you will be guaranteed amazing interviews every week full of ideas, strategies and insights to help you. If you are in health club management or personal training business ownership/management you will truly benefit. All of this hosted by the amazing Chantal Brodrick.
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Feb 25, 2020

Jason Stowell is the Health & Wellness Consultant to JCC's of America. 

With over twenty-four years of experience, Jason has sold over 18,000 individual fitness agreements making him one of the top sales performers in the health and wellness industry.

 

Feb 18, 2020

Bill Flynn has more than thirty years of experience working for, and advising, hundreds of companies, including startups, where he has a long track record of success.

He’s had five successful outcomes, two IPOs, and seven acquisitions, including a turnaround during the 2008 financial crisis.

He is a sought-after speaker for Vistage, YPO, and well-known business conferences. Bill is also a multi-certified growth coach, is Certified with Distinction in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership and is a Certified Predictive Index Partner.

His upcoming book Further, Faster - The Vital Few Steps that Take the Guesswork out of Growth is due out in March 2020.

 

Feb 11, 2020

Ben Midgley is the Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner Crunch Franchising,

Ben is a 27 year veteran of the fitness industry and the only person in the industry to serve as the CEO and President of the 2 largest and fastest growing full size high value low price franchisees.

Ben has led the growth of Crunch Franchising from concept to one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the industry and is regularly featured in prominent business publications and programming.

He co-Authored - with his father -  the book, Golden Circle Secrets, and on release it reached the #1 ranking on Amazon.com for Sales Management and Customer Service books.  He is also a contributing writer to Forbes.com.

Feb 4, 2020

Robert Jackson is a Bay Area native, Founder and CEO of Forma Gym, a Club Industry top 100 club, and is the creator of Fitness BI. Serving more than 1800 health club locations in the US and Canada, Fitness BI is the Business Intelligence platform of choice for top brands including, Crunch Fitness, Retro Fitness, Golds Gym, Planet Fitness, Chuze, EOS Fitness and many more. Recently named one of the Bay Area's 40 people under the age of 40, Jackson personally works with many top operators to uncover hidden insights and bring to life stories found within millions of rows of data.

Jan 30, 2020
J.P Richard is the CEO of TRIBE Team Training USA. Since launching TRIBE Team Training® in North America back in 2014, J.P. has grown the company to help over 80 facilities and over 1000 Certified TRIBE Coaches who are changing lives every day.  JP pride's himself in the fact that all of TRIBE member clubs are earning more money and are more profitable than ever by using the TRIBE Team Training system and education platforms and continuing support.  Prior to TRIBE Team Training, J.P. was a successful VP of Sales for a Montreal based commercial relocation company where he handled some of the largest relocations in the Montreal market.  J.P. has a business degree from the University of Alabama and was captain and earned All-American status for their Swim Team.
 
Jan 28, 2020

Emma Barry consults to the fastest-growing segments in the sector: boutique studios, budget clubs, digital workouts and fit-tech start-ups and Tracy Minnoch -Nuku  has grown up in the fitness industry, from starting as an 18-year old “aerobics” teacher through to managing personal training and group training teams in New Zealand.

In this episode they join us to discuss 3 key metrics we should improve around customer service, Action steps to achieve the result for each metric, Tips to remain focused on your New Years customer service resolution

Jan 21, 2020

Ken Weichert, better known as “SGT Ken" is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and decorated combat veteran.

Ken is a Certified Speaking Professional, a member of the National Speakers Association, and a graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course.

He is a multi award winner including IDEA WORLD 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year and CanFitPro 2017 International Presenter of the Year amongst his many recognitions.

Jan 14, 2020

Jaquie Scammell is Australia’s leading customer service expert, helping create a service mindset to those seeking growth in their organisations and themselves.

In 2013 she launched her own business following a diverse career with over 20 years of leadership experience in public, private and not for profit sectors.

Jaquie has worked with the McDonalds franchise system as well as major sports and entertainment venues such as Wembley National Stadium (UK), Emirates Stadium (UK) and the Australian Open Grand Slam. She authored the book, Creating a Customer Service Mindset and is a regular blogger, offering practical tools, resources and a set of Mindsets to help leaders transform their own behaviours and service habits to help them teach others.

 

Jan 7, 2020

Dr Paul Bedford has over 20 years experience working in the fitness industry, including roles as a gym instructor, personal trainer, fitness manager and club manager. He has a master’s degree in exercise and health behaviours, and a PhD from the London Sports Institute. The aim of his PhD research was to identify interventions in a gym environment to increase adherence. The study increased average participation from 6 months to 13 months. He then went onto develop a training programme to assist retention that has now been delivered to 25 operators, involving nearly 93 facilities.

Dec 17, 2019

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’
Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired
for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of
Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and
coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has
spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.

Dec 10, 2019

Jose Teixeira is the Head of Customer Experience at SC Fitness in Portugal.

Jose was a professional athlete in beach volleyball and studied a degree in Sports and Physical Education, before joining Solinca in 2004.

He worked as a sales consultant, club manager, area manager, operations director and now head of customer experience for the group, overseeing the Fitness Project, innovation and data.

Jose is an amazing expert in the area of customer experience and incredibly passionate about sharing his knowledge to help others,  if you are heading to IHRSA 2020, then go along to his session called - Creating Loyal Customers.

Dec 3, 2019

Rich Hutson is the CEO CHi Fitness, he is a career “lifer” in the fitness industry starting as a personal trainer in Canada. He moved to Australia and spent 10 years working with the biggest brands including Healthlands and Fitness First. In 2001 he was given the opportunity to be part of the senior exececutive team that took Fitness First across 6 Asian countries and to over 100 clubs. He also spent 6 years as the Sales Director for Fitness First Europe overseeing 6 countries and 210 clubs. In 2016 he left FF to open Fire Fitness, the first boutique fitness clubs in Malaysia. 2017 saw him take his biggest challenge, the CEO role at CHi Fitness, where he was instrumental in turning the business around and taking it to sale in less than 15 months. Rich starts a new role in 2020 as the business development Manager for Evolution Wellness and will leading their brand new Low cost high value brand called GoFit.

Nov 28, 2019

Mark Miller is the Chief Operating Officer of Merritt Clubs with over 25 years of experience at the Senior Management level; Mark joined the Merritt Team in 2000 as Regional Fitness Director responsible for all Fitness, Programming and Operations. Since that time he has moved into the strategic role of COO. In this capacity Mark is responsible for all the day to day management and operations of all 9 clubs, the Merritt consulting arm – MCM as well as its new Wellness division. He has a broad range of expertise including, club management, sales, revenue generation, personal training, programming, budgeting, and Cultural and service design in multi company environments.

Nov 26, 2019

Paul Roetzer is founder and CEO of PR 20/20 and Marketing Artificial Intelligence Instituteauthor of The Marketing Performance Blueprint (Wiley, 2014) and The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley, 2012); and the creator of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON). As a speaker, he's focused on making artificial intelligence approachable and actionable, and helping change agents drive transformation through marketing talent, technology and strategy.  

Nov 19, 2019

Wellness Entrepreneur Tony De Leede has been in the industry for over 35 years, he brought the Fitness First chain to Australia, launched FitnFast clubs and YogaBar brands, created Move and Mind 123 digital content brands and most recently launched his latest business Wellness Solutions – these are just a few highlights from a long list of his accomplishments

Nov 12, 2019

Sophie Lawler is at the helm of Total Fitness as CEO, she is one of the youngest CEO’s in the industry.

With 20 years’ fitness experience, Sophie has previously transformed Fitness First, overseeing strategic growth, and the development of new products and propositions in the UK and overseas.

Sophie applies her passion, unique leadership culture and vast experience to Total Fitness, where the power of people has grown the membership base by 10% this year to date.

Nov 5, 2019

This weeks guest is our very own host - Chantal Brodrick!  Chantal worked for 15 years in senior sales and marketing roles in the media industry before transitioning careers. In 2008 she became a qualified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Soon after she combined her corporate background with her love of fitness and became a Fitness Business Coach. In 2015 Chantal became the host of the The Fitness Business Podcast.  Chantal has interviewed over 300 fitness industry leaders, coaches, consultants and authors including Jim Worthington, Rick Caro, Bill McBride, Brent Darden, Derek Gallup, Allison Flatley, Mo Hagan, Carrie Kepple, Emma Barry, Ryan Holiday, Jeb Blount, Michelle Segar and hundreds more.
In 2019 Chantal was recognised as 1 of 20 'Women Who Inspire' by IHRSA's Club Business International Magazine and this year she is a featured speaker and MC at industry events across the world including, IHRSA, FILEX, IDEA, Athletic Business Show and FITEX.

Oct 29, 2019

Ashley Selman is the Owner of Thrive Studio Coaching & Evolution Trainers.

Ashley is an international presenter and business consultant who is passionate about coaching fitness studio owners across the country to run more successful, profitable and THRIVING studio businesses.

As the founder of Evolution Trainers - a 14,000 square foot private personal training and wellness studio with a world-class team of 45 expert health and fitness professionals serving over 500 clients - she has seen it all and has many lessons to share to help other owners reach higher levels of success faster.

She serves on the advisory committee for the Idea World Club and Studio Summit, and has spoken at many industry leading events such as IDEA World, IDEA PTI East and West, IHRSA, The Mindbody BOLD Conference and the Nor Cal Fitness Summit.

Oct 22, 2019

Adam Zeitsiff is the President and CEO of Golds Gym International

Throughout his career, Adam has served in CEO and CIO positions for a number of major organizations, including serving as CIO for Gold's Gym from 2016 to 2018.

He specializes in accelerating and managing global operations, growth, expansion and brand innovation of multi-unit retail and franchise companies in highly competitive landscapes.

Oct 15, 2019

Jason Reinhardt is the owner of Go M.A.D Fitness.  Go M.A.D. Fitness was born from Jasons passion for exercise and his commitment to helping others improve the quality of their lives.

He has served over 15 years as a multi-club leader, he was elected to serve a four year term on the Board of Directors of IHRSA in 2016, and as of July 2019, he now serves as the Chair of IHRSA.

Oct 8, 2019

Tim Lyons is  the founder and CEO of Pro-Fit Marketing Solutions and Pulse Fitness Training. Tim has spent the last decade as gym owner and operator in the fitness industry and he knows first hand the challenges of gym ownership and understands the need for reliable, results-driven marketing solutions.  

Oct 1, 2019

Greta Wagner is the Executive Director and Senior Vice President at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

Chelsea Piers is a premiere sports and entertainment complex with locations in New York City, Brooklyn, and Stamford.

As the Executive Director/EVP of Connecticut, Greta is responsible for the leadership, development, and financial success of the 500,000+ square foot Stamford facility. She has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years.

Greta is a board member for the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund and the Stamford School of Ballet and supports over 25 additional charitable organizations and as you will hear later in the show, she is also one of the panelists for the 2019 IHRSA Womens Leadership Summit.

Sep 26, 2019

Jon Nasta is a Consulting Partner for Retention Solutions Ltd, Listen360.com and Keepme.ai.  Often accused of being obsessed with member engagement and retention Jon has held positions such as COO of Retention Management, Sales Director of Matrix Fitness and Marketing Director for Xercise4Less. He is currently combining all he has learnt about member engagement and club operations by launching a new club concept, In addition, he enjoys bringing the health club industries leading attrition defence systems, Listen360 and KeepMe to market.

Sep 24, 2019

Matthew Walrath is the founder of Beyond Macros. Matthew teaches fitness industry professionals how to create remarkable client experiences that get results, increase retention, and generate referrals while decreasing admin and marketing tasks.

He founded the online nutrition coaching company, Beyond Macros, in 2016 after being on a consistent waitlist as a nutrition coach for over a year. He's since helped 40 nutrition coaches (and counting) bring their services online.

Sep 17, 2019

Sam Mutimer is the Founder and Director of Social Media at Thinktank Social. During this weeks show you will learn, who should use social media to grow their personal brand, how to develop your personal brand statement, why you should be using Instagram and LinkedIn more than you think, how to find what content style best suits you and last of all we chat about the benefits for a business to have a team member with a strong personal brand

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