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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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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

Sep 10, 2019

Joanna Stahl is the CEO & Founder of Go2Practice. 

Joanna is a 20 year industry veteran teaching for Crunch & Equinox

Throughout her career, she has built third party brand partnerships for LifeTime Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness via in gym advertising and experiential marketing which included sponsored programming, sampling, branded areas, content and more

Joanna founded her business, Go2Practice,  after identifying the consumer shift in how we search for fitness experiences and the need for on demand access to a gym.

Sep 3, 2019

Mo Hagan is an International Health, Wellness, and Anti-Aging Expert,  #1 Best Selling Author & Speaker, and the newly appointed COO of Canfitpro.  This week Mo joins us for #TalkingTrends  where we discuss 6 key areas - Marketing, Sales, Managing Teams, Retention, Fitness Programming and Professional Development.

Aug 27, 2019

CJ Martin is the Founder of Invictus Fitness.  C.J. has coached more than 50 individual athletes and dozens of Masters athletes to the CrossFit Games.  He has also coached Team Invictus to the CrossFit Games for 10 consecutive years.

Aug 20, 2019

Simon Walshaw is the Founder of Grace Curve Consulting, an Australian based business that works with organizations to enhance their culture and grow their leadership capacity. Prior to founding Grace Curve Consulting in 2017, Simon was the manager of Mingara One Fitness, a 4000+ member fitness and aquatics centre.

Aug 13, 2019

Jon Canarick is the Managing Director of North Castle Partners the leading small cap consumer private equity firm focused in the Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors.  Jon started his career at  North Castle Partners  as an Associate out of investment banking and played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies.  He sits on the Board of Directors of companies including Echelon Fit, Barry’s Bootcamp, Curves, Jenny Craig and SLT to name a few.

Aug 6, 2019

Francesca Schuler is the Chief Executive Officer at In-Shape Health Clubs, a California-based chain of over 65 full services health clubs. Prior to her role as CMO and then COO at In-Shape, Francesca held executive positions as BevMo!, Treasury Wine Estates Americas, Method Products, Inc. and The Gap. She has an M.B.A. from Wharton and lives with her family in Sonoma.

Jul 30, 2019

Chris Mooney is Personal Training Performance Coach. In 2016 Chris launched 51FIT with the goal of leveraging his 20+ years’ experience in the industry to help prospective PTs make it through their first 12 months working as a commercial gym personal trainer. His business, 51FIT, has now evolved to offer coaching and mentoring services to established PTs to help keep them focused, accountable and succeed. Further to this, Chris has partnered with Australian based EMF Performance Centres as the PT manager across their 7 and rapidly growing clubs.

Jul 25, 2019

Jarron Aizen is the founder One Fit Stop. 
He is an entrepreneur immersed in the health and fitness 
industry with a passion to leverage technology to create efficiencies 
and experiences.

Jul 23, 2019

Tyler J. McCall is Instagram and social media marketer and he teaches people how to use Instagram with the intention to grow their community online and grow their business. He focuses on using Instagram and social media to tell stories, build relationships, and convert followers to fans, drawing from his 10 years of experience in non-profit marketing, management and community organizing.

Jul 16, 2019

Shawn Stewart is the Chief Operating Officer for O2 Fitness. He oversees the operations of 28 clubs in North and South Carolina.While studying Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Florida, Shawn Stewart began his career in the fitness industry in 1994 at Gainesville Health & Fitness in Gainesville, FL. He quickly discovered his passion for values based leadership and the power of company culture.

Jul 16, 2019

Shawn Stewart is the Chief Operating Officer for O2 Fitness. He oversees the operations of 28 clubs in North and South Carolina.While studying Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Florida, Shawn Stewart began his career in the fitness industry in 1994 at Gainesville Health & Fitness in Gainesville, FL. He quickly discovered his passion for values based leadership and the power of company culture.

Jul 9, 2019

Kate Toon is an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with over two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing.

Kate is the founder of The Clever Copywriting School and The Recipe for SEO Success eCourse. Shes the co-host on the Hot Copy Podcast and the host of The Recipe for SEO Success podcast.

She recently published her book, The Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur and she is the founder of The Copywriting Conference.

Jul 2, 2019

Sunil Saha, the Founder and CEO of Perkville. Perkville is the largest rewards platform for the fitness industry.

Sunil started the company to help Small to medium businesses compete with large companies by giving them a powerful, yet affordable program.

He now works with companies of all sizes, primarily in the fitness industry. Prior to founding Perkville,  he held product management positions at Yahoo! and LinkedIn.

Jun 28, 2019

Adam Witty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage and Forbes Books. 

Adam has authored and co-authored several books including Lead The Field: How To Become An Authority And Dominate Your Competition, 21 Ways to Build Your Business with a Book and the book we are speaking about today, Authority Marketing: How To Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant.

Jun 25, 2019

Emmett Williams is the President of Myzone.  Prior to Myzone, Emmett built and owned a chain gyms  as well as having owned and grown the international sales & marketing company CFM International.

In recent years Emmett was inducted into Fitness Australia’s ‘Roll of Honor’ for his excellence in leadership, and also accepted IHRSA’s ‘Associate of the Year’ award on behalf of Myzone.

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