This week's guest is John Bellamy from Direct MSGing, a direct response communications company. In this show we are talking about LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. If you aren’t already using it to grow your database of fitness clients, you're not alone! It's an underutilized platform by the fitness industry, and John tells us why we should be using it and how!
This week's guest is Andrew Watson from the County Sports Partnership Network in the UK. The CSP Network is a nationwide group of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) which share a common goal of Improving Lives by Growing Grassroots Sport and Physical Activity.
During the interview, Andrew tells us about the specific programs that appeal to a broad range of demographics - groups like corporates, young adults, children and the disabled. He also takes us through the National Workplace Challenge, shares some results they have gotten and gives us tips on how a fitness facility could establish and run their own workplace challenge.
Scott Rawcliffe is a trainer geek turned social media nerd who is an international presenter and the social media marketing mind behind some of the biggest names in the fitness industry. He specializes in helping fitness professionals grow their business and influence through the power of Facebook marketing.
During today's show, you will learn:
Luke Carlson is the founder and CEO of Discover Strength whose personal training facilities are among the highest volume/revenue training facilities in the U.S. Luke is a sought after speaker to businesses and leaders in a variety of industries.
Luke is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and has a BS Bachelor of Science and MS Master of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.
During today's show, you will learn:
Monique Valcour is an executive coach, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. She believes that everyone has the right and the capacity to thrive at work and in their lives beyond work.
Monique’s coaching expertise is built on over 12 years of work as a management professor, combined with rigorous coach training, certification, and high-level coaching experience in multiple countries and industries.
She has served as a professor of management on the faculties of EDHEC Business School (France) and Boston College (U.S.). She coaches and provides training in leadership development and career management for the United Nations and for several top business schools.
Group training is a topic we get lots of questions about. Last year on show 50, Adrian Antigua from Gainsville Health and Fitness answered a number of your questions, and this time we have invited Rick Mayo and Mike Gelfgot along to share their expertise on the subject.
To start the show, we talk about great apps to help you get organised in your business.
After that, you will learn:
• Great strategies for converting current members over to group training
• Critical systems you need to run a successful program
• Tips for launching group training in your club
In 2009, Coss Marte was sent to jail as the ringleader of a multi-million dollar cocaine operation. He was grossly overweight and warned by his physician that his current lifestyle, if left unchecked, would likely kill him. Today, Coss has turned his life around, and in the process, has built ConBody, a prison style bootcamp that has over 6,000 clients. During this show, you will hear how he went from a jail sentence to becoming a successful fitness business owner.
Things you will learn:
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.
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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.