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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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Dec 20, 2016

This week's special guest is Michelle Bowden. She is an expert in persuasive presenting in business and one of only 35 Australia female CSPs (Certified Speaking Professionals). The CSP is the highest designation for speakers in the world.

In today's show we discuss:

  • Why presentation and communication skills are such an important part of every one of our lives – every day
  • What body language and appearance has to do with success
  • Preparation tips for presenting to and communicating with the people around you
  • Techniques that assist with converting a lead to a sale
  • PLUS she tells us why we shouldn’t use the word "but" in our conversations, and what words we should use instead

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Dec 13, 2016

Kayley Riddle is the Owner and Director of People Engine, working with businesses to align their workforce actions with their strategy every day to improve performance and profit.

Kayley began in the Health and Fitness Industry, working in Group Fitness and Personal Training while completing University study. She went on to perform in various management roles, including the National People Manager for the Australian LivingWell clubs within Hilton International. With her experience in club re-branding and openings, she re-located to London as a Director of Human Resources, leading teams and opening several hotels across the Hilton family of brands. Now the head of People Engine, it’s easy to see how Kayley’s passion and experience have made her an expert coach in Human Resources – recruiting the best people, retaining them and maximizing performance ... all leading to healthy profits, and making her the perfect guest for todays show!

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Dec 7, 2016

Dr. Sherry Pagoto is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-founder of the UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media.

She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioural counseling for obesity. Her research has been funded by the NIH for 13 years and she has published 148 peer-reviewed papers on the science of health behaviour. Her current research is examining how technology and social media can be leveraged for health promotion and disease prevention.

During today's interview we talk about the role social media can play in supporting your client's weight loss journey and she tells us the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight. We discuss some strategies for creating healthy habits, plus we talk about Sherry's online challenge - PlankaDay. PLUS later in the show, I chat to one of our listeners, Ben Ritchie from Genesis Fitness in WA Australia.

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Nov 29, 2016

Carol Michaels is the owner of Carol Michaels Fitness and Recovery Fitness which is a cancer exercise program developed to improve recovery from cancer surgery and treatments. She is also the IDEA Personal Trainer of the year for 2016.

During this interview she talks about her journey to building Recovery Fitness and she also gives us an insight into how she approached and established relationships with the medical industry to help develop and support the program.

Also coming up later in the show is another amazing woman in fitness, Jessica Glazer. I first came across Jess on my Instagram feed. It was her image of a Fitness game for kids that got my attention and I soon found out Jess is an incredible role model and advocate for keeping kids fit, and she shares today a few of the ways she has made fitness FUN!

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Nov 22, 2016

Ilana Wechsler is the founder and director of Green Arrow Digital, and she is a former data analyst turned pay per click (PPC) expert.

She has worked at many of the global financial institutions but switched careers many years ago when she finally gave in to her passion for PPC and online marketing. She is truly passionate about working closely with her clients and also teaching businesses how to run profitable ad campaigns themselves, without needing an agency.

During today's interview, Ilana defines all the most frequently used terms in Facebook advertising, and she tells us about the importance of pixels and conversion tracking.

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Nov 15, 2016

Emmett Williams is an entrepreneur and leader in the health and fitness industry who has turned around an international marketing company located in Australia, built or purchased 7 health clubs, and helped create a commercial gym equipment distribution company.

Five years ago, Emmett relocated to the United States to co-found the international wearable technology start-up MYZONE INC. For anyone that's not familiar with MYZONE, it is a wearable heart rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.

As MYZONE approaches its 6th anniversary the business has progressed from a startup technology company to a market leader in the commercial fitness niche.Emmett, just a few weeks ago, was entered into the Fitness Australia Roll of Honour.

During this interview, Emmett talks to us about technology – specifically how technology and data can come together to help drive customer connection, member engagement and growth for fitness business owners.

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Nov 9, 2016

In 2002, Chuck Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness.

For his unprecedented and unique contributions to the fitness industry, in 2009, Chuck was honoured as the “John McCarthy Industry Visionary of the Year” by the (IHRSA).

More recently, he was honoured by Chief Executive magazine with its inaugural “Leadership” award for his commitment to investing in people and relationships. Under his leadership, Anytime Fitness has earned numerous industry accolades, including:

• “The #1 Top Global Franchise”
• “One of America’s Most Promising Companies”
• “The Fastest-Growing Fitness Club in the world”
• “The Best Place to Work in Minnesota”

During this interview, Chuck shares his experience on staying focused in a busy environment, he talks about the importance of the people in our businesses and he tells us the key traits to be a great leader.

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Nov 1, 2016

Susan Fowler implores leaders to stop trying to motivate people. In her bestselling book, "WHY MOTIVATING PEOPLE DOESN’T WORK… AND WHAT DOES: The New Science of Leading, Engaging, and Energizing," Susan educates leaders on motivation best practices based on solid science communicated through compelling storytelling, case studies, and real-life examples.

Susan is dedicated to providing leaders around the world with a cutting-edge framework, dynamic model, and pragmatic course of action to shape workplaces where people flourish while producing sustainable results.

Susan is a professor in the Masters of Science in Executive Leadership program for the University of San Diego. She is a global speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She is also the author of by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling "Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager" with Ken Blanchard.

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Oct 27, 2016

Jay Baer, CSP (certified speaking professional) is the world’s most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books including "Hug Your Haters."

Jay has advised more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, The United Nations and 32 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that helps prominent companies gain and keep more customers through the smart intersection of technology, social media, and customer service. His Convince & Convert Media division owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog, the world’s top marketing podcast, and many other education resources for business owners and executives.

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Oct 19, 2016

This week's guest is the editor of Health Club Management Magazine – Kate Cracknell. She joined the company in 2006 and has led the magazine to become a leading title for the health and fitness industry around the world.

During the interview, Kate shares why its so important to keep your customer front of mind. She tells us what Brexit means for the UK fitness industry, she challenges clubs on how their interacting with members and connecting with the inactive community, plus she gives us some insider tips on how to get PR for your business.

Also during this week's show we have a very special announcement and we have next week's guest, Jay Baer join us for a round of Quick Fire Five!

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Oct 12, 2016

Rasmus Ingerslev is an experienced fitness industry entrepreneur with an international footprint. He has multiple successful start-ups and exits behind him, including two of Denmark’s largest health club groups (fitness dk and Fresh Fitness). He has been pointed out as one of the top CEOs in Denmark and is a recipient of the IHRSA European Club Leadership Award.

On a board level, Rasmus serves as Chairman of IHRSA as well as REPEAT and Executive Vice Chairman of Wexer Virtual, a company he founded, which supplies video based group exercise and cycling classes to the majority of the top 25 health club groups globally. He has also served as Vice Chairman of one of Europe’s largest club groups and Chairman of Exerp, who supplies an ERP system to numerous leading health club groups.

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Oct 5, 2016

John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of EOFire, an award winning podcast where he interviews today's most successful entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has interviewed over 1200 entrepreneurs and EOFire generates over 1 million monthly listens.

John's latest project is The Freedom Journal - a gorgeous leather bound journal that guides you in accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days. Launched on Kickstarter, it raised $453K in 33 days and became the #6 most funded publishing project of all time. You can learn more at TheFreedomJournal.com.

During today's show, JLD shares his key takeaways on topics including social media, marketing, managing your team, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and balance. He tells us about his passion project, The Freedom Journal and we talk about why you shouldn’t be afraid to give away free content.

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Sep 28, 2016

Rachel Bevans is a strategic marketer, brand and communications planner and business director with over 23 years of experience leading and motivating people to drive and transform businesses to be brand-driven, customer-centric and employee-engaged. Rachel is the founder of The Healthy Brand Company and she talks to us about what we need to consider when developing our brand.

Also during this week's show, we have Pam Kufahl from Club Industry telling us about this year's show and this week's Quick Fire Five features none other than John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire!

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Sep 20, 2016

Over the past 12 months we have come across some amazing stories of business owners who have raised money for charities or increased awareness about causes that are important to them. We frequently hear about fitness businesses that want to do something to give back to their local community or a charity, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start or what to do.

In this week's show, we hear from two businesses – One on One in the USA and Onward Fitness in Australia. Both have approached community support in a unique way and both have made an incredible difference in people's lives.

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Sep 14, 2016

Jason Kelly is the New York Bureau Chief of Bloomberg and oversees more than 1,200 journalists. During his time there, he's written about topics ranging from semiconductors to economic development during the war in Afghanistan. But today's focus is all around his latest book, "Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body." During the interview, we talk about how to connect with Millenials, and Jason tells us his thoughts on the future for different business models in the fitness industry. He also gives us some insights into reaching different markets including high end corporates and the currently in-active community.


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Sep 7, 2016

Sean Greeley has an unrelenting passion for growing people and companies. Over the last 10 years, he’s developed Net Profit Explosion into the global fitness community that empowers entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth and development.

NPE now serves over 21,500 fitness business owners in 95 countries. With offices in the U.S., UK and Australia, the company has been listed six times on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing, privately owned U.S. corporations with over $10+ million in annual revenues in 2015.

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Aug 31, 2016

Andrew Simmons is the Founder and CEO of Vision Personal Training which has 53 locations in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew was voted National Personal Trainer of the Year in 2003 and his original studio in Caringbah was awarded National PT Studio of the Year in 2010. He holds a degree in Exercise Science and has been presenting regularly at international fitness and business conventions since 1995. Andrew is the author of 2 books, “Fat Loss Take Control” and “Ready Set Go – 3 Steps to Better Health.”

During this show we discuss:

  • How to overcome business hurdles
  • The importance of learning from others
  • The challenges of running a franchise business
  • The highlights of running a franchise business

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Aug 25, 2016

Tema Franks is a best-selling author and has worked in customer experience, marketing, and usability testing for over three decades.

In 2001 she founded Web Mystery Shoppers, the world’s first company to test omnichannel customer service: web, phone, chat, email and in-store. Using social media techniques before social media existed, she built a database of 75,000 “mystery shoppers” worldwide. Clients have included Bank of America, Expedia, the Royal Bank of Canada, government departments, businesses and non-profits of all sizes.

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Aug 17, 2016

Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology (www.Hireology.com), where he's on a mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology. He is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with over 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management.

During the show we discuss:

  • The importance of finding the right person for the job
  • Should you hire on attitude or skills
  • What holistic evaluation means and why it's important
  • The role for behavioural profiling in the interview process

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Aug 10, 2016

This week our guest is Justin Tamsett, the Managing Director of Active Management. He has managed and owned fitness clubs since 1990, and now travels the globe speaking on topics from business skills to work-life balance. JT has recently started a weekly Facebook live segment called, JT in the Raw! During the show, he tells us about JT in the Raw and explains why videos are such a powerful tool to connect with your clients. We also discuss qualities of a great leader and he shares some research with us that you can use with your business and your teams.

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Aug 3, 2016

Sean Greeley has an unrelenting passion for growing people and companies. Over the last 10 years, he’s developed Net Profit Explosion into the global fitness community that empowers entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth and development.

NPE now serves over 21,500 fitness business owners in 95 countries. With offices in the U.S., UK and Australia, the company has been listed six times on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing, privately owned U.S. corporations with over $10+ million in annual revenues in 2015.

During the show Sean tells us key factors in running a successful business, plus he takes us through a step by step exercise to identifying our ideal customer.


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Jul 26, 2016

Vickie Saunders is fast becoming the world's leading expert in athlete sponsorship. She empowers individuals and organisations with the knowledge and skills to create and manage valuable, effective and sustainable sponsorship. Her work has been commissioned by the International Olympic Committee, and her clients include the Australian Institute of Sport, Team GB, Deloitte and many individual athletes, as well as local and global companies who sponsor athletes.

During the show we talk about - what a sponsorship consultant does, how you can partner with other businesses to gain sponsorship for your brand or say for an in-club challenge, plus steps to fostering relationships and building the network around your business.

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Jul 20, 2016

This week our guest is Justin Tamsett, the Managing Director of Active Management. He has managed and owned fitness clubs since 1990 and now travels the globe speaking on topics from business skills to work-life balance. It's been a few months since our last catch up, so this week's show is a little bit of a mixed bag. We chat about a marathon, snapchat, email marketing and role play - there is lots of ground to cover!

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Jul 13, 2016

This week's show is all the very best bits of advice, information and inspiration from some of the AMAZING Men in Fitness that we’ve had as guests on the show over the past few months.

From Show 42, Mike Arce from Loud Rumor talks about Facebook advertising. Then from show 48 JT from Active Management updates us on what brands consumers are supporting and how brands are turning the tables on consumers. Next Adrian Antigua from Gainsville Health and Fitness shares insights on small group training and finally Jeb Blount shares the 5 most important questions asked in sales.

 

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Jul 6, 2016

This week's show is all the very best bits of advice, information and inspiration from some of the AMAZING Women in Fitness that we’ve had as guests on the show over the past few months.

We start with Show 45, when An Coppens talks about how to engage members with gamification. From show 47, we have Mo Hagan from GoodLife Fitness and CanFit Pro who tells us what group exercise will look like in 2021. Last, but not least, we have Petra Kolber from Moving to Happiness. Petra appeared in show 53 and in this best bit, we tune in to when she is talking about the principals of goal setting.

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