Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’
Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired
for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of
Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.
Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and
coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has
spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.
Jose Teixeira is the Head of Customer Experience at SC Fitness in Portugal.
Jose was a professional athlete in beach volleyball and studied a degree in Sports and Physical Education, before joining Solinca in 2004.
He worked as a sales consultant, club manager, area manager, operations director and now head of customer experience for the group, overseeing the Fitness Project, innovation and data.
Jose is an amazing expert in the area of customer experience and incredibly passionate about sharing his knowledge to help others, if you are heading to IHRSA 2020, then go along to his session called - Creating Loyal Customers.
Rich Hutson is the CEO CHi Fitness, he is a career “lifer” in the fitness industry starting as a personal trainer in Canada. He moved to Australia and spent 10 years working with the biggest brands including Healthlands and Fitness First. In 2001 he was given the opportunity to be part of the senior exececutive team that took Fitness First across 6 Asian countries and to over 100 clubs. He also spent 6 years as the Sales Director for Fitness First Europe overseeing 6 countries and 210 clubs. In 2016 he left FF to open Fire Fitness, the first boutique fitness clubs in Malaysia. 2017 saw him take his biggest challenge, the CEO role at CHi Fitness, where he was instrumental in turning the business around and taking it to sale in less than 15 months. Rich starts a new role in 2020 as the business development Manager for Evolution Wellness and will leading their brand new Low cost high value brand called GoFit.
Mark Miller is the Chief Operating Officer of Merritt Clubs with over 25 years of experience at the Senior Management level; Mark joined the Merritt Team in 2000 as Regional Fitness Director responsible for all Fitness, Programming and Operations. Since that time he has moved into the strategic role of COO. In this capacity Mark is responsible for all the day to day management and operations of all 9 clubs, the Merritt consulting arm – MCM as well as its new Wellness division. He has a broad range of expertise including, club management, sales, revenue generation, personal training, programming, budgeting, and Cultural and service design in multi company environments.
Paul Roetzer is founder and CEO of PR 20/20 and Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute;
Wellness Entrepreneur Tony De Leede has been in the industry for over 35 years, he brought the Fitness First chain to Australia, launched FitnFast clubs and YogaBar brands, created Move and Mind 123 digital content brands and most recently launched his latest business Wellness Solutions – these are just a few highlights from a long list of his accomplishments
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.