Mike Arce is the CEO and founder of Loud Rumor, a 7-figure fitness marketing agency that helps studios and independent gyms grow and get more members. He's an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and advertising pro. Mike also hosts a top fitness business podcast, The GSD Show.
During the show, you will learn:
Matthew Wright is a fitness business leader, educator and innovator. He has a proven track record of increasing revenue at the individual and club level. Currently, he is the senior director of fitness for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, the president of NEHRSA and serves on the IDEA personal trainer committee. Matt holds a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology. In addition he has taught college courses in kinesiology, anatomy and physiology and exercise technique and prescription.
During the interview, Matt talks about leadership development for managers and teams, we discuss hiring new staff – and how far ahead you should plan, plus he tells us about the session he will be presenting at IHRSA 2017. Later in the show, Lynne Nieto from Augies Quest talks about the foundation and their big fundraising event that is coming up in just a few month's time.
Mike Bledsoe is the host and CEO of Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business. He has been coaching and honing his own health and performance for over 20 years. With the goal of creating the biggest possible impact, he uses video shows, podcasts, software and entrepreneurship to reach as many people as possible.
As an athlete he has competed and coached many sports, including Weightlifting and CrossFit, and as an entrepreneur he has successfully co-founded Faction Strength and Conditioning (Home of CrossFit Memphis), Barbell Shrugged, and Barbell Business.
During the interview he tells us about:
A great routine he does to start each day
What CrossFit and traditional gym models can learn from one another.
And I ask Mike about selling supplements within a fitness facility, what percentage of your income it could potentially generate and when the best time is to introduce and educate the concept to members.
Ray Algar is the managing director of Oxygen Consulting. He has a wealth of knowledge and has been analysing and commentating on the industry’s evolution for the past 15 years.
He talks to us about some of his recent research around fitness substitutes and boutique fitness studios. We also discuss Gymtopia, a website that shares stories on how the global health and fitness industry uses the power of philanthropy to reach out and support people and communities.