We are celebrating our first 20 shows by looking back on some of the very best advice, tips, ideas and lessons our guests have shared on The Fitness Business Podcast so far! We rewind to interviews with Amanda Vogel who shares advice on social media, Bill McBride with tips on strategy, Steve Jensen shares his experience on sales, Mark Miller gives us insights on leadership and Bryan O’Rourke talks about technology! All of that, plus we hear from the CEO of Exercise New Zealand, Richard Beddie about FitEx 2015.
Randal Godden is the CEO and a chairman of VISTAGE South Africa and also operates as a strategic management consultant and Company Director in South Africa and internationally. His career spans over 50 years and includes line management experience, Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer plus strategic consulting and mentoring to clients in a broad range of industries.
During this week's show we ask Randal:
Justin Tamsett is 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.
This week's show we chat about:
Also in this week's show, we hear more from Tribe Team Training, the complete small group training business system that’s helping clubs make more money without having to sell more memberships.
Working in almost every role a Fitness business has to offer, Rhys Cutifani was General Manager of the Southern Cross Health Club when awarded Australian Health & Fitness facility of the year by Fitness Australia in 2008. Over the last 6 years Rhys & his wife Bridie have opened 18 Anytime Fitness Franchises & currently own & operate 7 AF clubs around Australia. They were awarded Australian Franchisee's of the year in 2009 & 2010, & most recently won international Franchisee of the year 2013.
Rhys' group of clubs goal is to "add 100,000 healthy life years by 2020" to their members lives. During the show Rhys talks about the main differences between a franchise club and an independent club, the importance of community involvement in business success and his top keys to success for a franchise club owner.
Bryan O’Rourke is the President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council, the CEO of Integers Advisors and the CSO of Fitmarc and Flywheel Group. Bryan is an entrepreneur, investor and former club owner who has worked in the health club and fitness industry with his partners for 18 years. IHRSA named him one of 13 people to watch in 2013. He has presented as a keynote speaker at industry and corporate conferences on four continents. He is widely published and quoted in periodicals like Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and was recently recognized as one of the top 17 most influential entrepreneurs on twitter.
During our interview, Bryan tells us the coolest things happening in fitness technology right now, he gives us tips on staying up to date on all the new technology coming into the market plus he shares his non-negotiable tech tips for fitness professionals.