Lisa Simone Richards is a publicist for fitness business owners who want to build their authority to grow their business. Lisa Simone helps her client get free exposure using PR to get in front of their ideal client, and build the awareness, buzz and credibility that gets clients running TO you. When she’s not shooting national TV segments or working with editors on magazine features, you can find her swinging a kettlebell, getting her zen on at hot yoga, or shopping at her local farmer’s market.
Simon Flint is CEO of Evolution Wellness, which owns and
operates Asia’s largest network of wholly-owned fitness
A 27-year veteran in the Asia health and fitness industry,
Simon oversees Evolution Wellness’s growth strategy
and expansion, and performance of its portfolio brands
in six SEA markets.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and is
also a Certified Master Performance Coach, a
certification awarded by the International Coaching
Robbie Kellman Baxter is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant with more than twenty years of experience providing strategic business advice to major organizations including Netflix, Consumer Reports and LinkedIn, as well as leaders in industries including Software-as-a-Service, Media, Retail, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Financial Services and Hardware.
David Meerman Scott spotted the real-time marketing revolution in its infancy and wrote five books about it including The New Rules of Marketing and PR, with more than 400,000 copies sold in English and available in 29 languages from Albanian to Vietnamese.
Now David says the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of superficial online communications. Tech-weary and bot-wary people are hungry for true human connection. Organizations have learned to win by developing what David calls a “Fanocracy” - (the subject of his Wall Street Journal bestseller) - tapping into the mindset that relationships with customers are more important than the products they sell to them.
In January of 2014, David Vobora, a 5-year veteran of the NFL, met US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee. David opened up his personal gym to Travis, offering his training expertise. The pair started working out together, customizing and adapting to the unique challenges posed by Travis’ injuries. Through working with Travis and engaging the veteran community, David developed a passion for helping those with life-altering injuries find life-fulfilling adaptive performance training
In part one of today’s episode you will hear from Jose Teixeira, the Head of Customer Experience at SC Fitness in Portugal, then in part two, we speak with Kristen Davis, the co-owner and co-founder of Illuminate Sweat, a boutique fitness studio based in Houston, TX.
In part one of today’s episode you will hear from Rich Hutson, the Business Development Manager for Evolution Wellness and Rich joins us to share 5 Tips for Leading through challenging times.
Then in part two we speak with Christina Sjahli, On-Demand CFO and Cash Flow Catalyst, and Christina shares 3 financial tips that club owners can do during the COVID-19 crisis.
This is the second edition of our COVID19 Mastermind panel.
In this broadcast, our expert panel covers:
1. An update about the COVID19 landscape in their territory USA, Canada, Asia, UK and Australia.
2. Top three pieces of advice based on their area of expertise, those focus areas are Business, Marketing, Customer experience and retention, people and leadership.
In part one of today’s episode you will hear from Kari Saitowitz, the Founder + CEO of Fhitting Room in New York City. Kari shares what it is like to own a fitness club in the epicenter of COVID-19 and what actions her club has taken to keep New Yorkers moving during the crisis. Then in part two we speak with Drew Campbell, the General Manager of ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition) based in Shanghai, China. Drew shares his insights on the state of the fitness industry and life overall in Asia during COVID-19.
In part one of today's episode you will hear from Matt Wright, he is the Vice President of Personal Training and Programming at City Fitness and he joins us to talk about their online app THRIVE and their new City Fitness LIVE product. Then in part two, we are joined by Lindsay Bollinger, the General Manager of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, who talks about how she is communicating and training her staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
In part one of today's episode you will hear from Jason Stowell, he is the fitness and membership consultant to JCC's of America and has created a 3 step guide to running effective team meetings online.
Then in part two, our guest is Terry Hawkins, Founder, and CEO of Progress Retail. In the interview, Terry shares advice for owners, managers and employees that have been affected by the circumstances of covid 19. She helps us understand what we need to do, to get out of the Pit and Flip the switch.
In part one of today's episode you will hear from the owner of Field and Function, Chris Lilley about how they are providing live virtual classes and hiring out gym equipment.
Then in part two, I’m joined by Lachlan Creighton, the owner of 3 Anytime Fitness Clubs who shares how he is staying connected with their members and with the community.
Joe De Sena Founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand – has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive since his pre-teens. After building a multimillion-dollar pool and construction business in college, and creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena set his sights on ripping 100 million people off their couches by creating the Spartan lifestyle.
The Mastermind Panel Solving The Covid-19 Challenges You Are Facing.
Our panel of experts understand the pain you are currently in with compulsory closures, members suspending, grappling with virtual or on-line programming, members cancelling and the numerous staff issues. They'll share their top idea for where you are currently.
They want to help you maximise this 'quiet' time with strategies, plans and actions for post COVID-19.
Darren Jacobson is the Senior Vice President of Instructor Programming for Zumba Fitness LLC based in Miami. He holds a bachelors degree in Human Movement Science and is a featured writer for numerous fitness industry publications. In addition, Darren sits on the IDEA Program Directors Committee, and is an IHRSA industry expert in the field of Personal training. Darren was previously with the Virgin Active Group in South Africa as the Head of Product for their chain of 100 plus Health clubs. Darren is a recognised speaker at most major international fitness conventions including IHRSA, IDEA, CAN-FIT-PRO and FILEX and has presented at conventions across South Africa, Canada the USA and Asia.
Dennis Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults.
Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.
He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit.
Scott Stratten, is the President of Un-Marketing.
Scott is a Disruptive and UN-traditional Sales, Marketing, Branding & Relationship Expert.
As the president of Un-Marketing, he has transformed how corporations, like PepsiCo, Century 21, Fidelity and Microsoft do business, with radical insights on how to engage better with customers through social and viral marketing.
Named a top 5 social media power influencer by Forbes.com, Scott elevates the conversation by putting the focus back on what matters most to current and potential buyers. Values like trust, authenticity, relationships and service. In 2018, Scott was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.