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The Fitness Business Podcast

The Fitness Business Podcast is the most unique podcast, as it dives deep into educational topics and action items to make a difference in your fitness business - no matter the size or role. Since 2015, there has been a weekly show, making it the longest running podcast to help fitness business owners, managers, career individuals and entrepreneurs lead, manage and run their businesses. There are 2 spin off shows: The Value Proposition, where you find out the value industry suppliers bring to your business; and Thinking Ahead, is a show to challenge how we should be doing things in the future. The show is supported by Active Management, MyZone, KeepMe, Hapana, REX Roundtables, ISSA, MX Metrics and Bodymapp
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Feb 7, 2023

What makes us buy the things we do? What triggers the fear of missing out, also known as FOMO. These are real questions that marketing directors in the fitness industry need to ask themselves. Our guest, Mindy Weinstein, is here to answer those questions and many more. Stay tuned for an enlightening episode about scarcity marketing.

Mindy Weinstein, PhD, was named one of the top women in digital marketing globally. She is founder of the digital marketing firm Market MindShift. 

Get full show notes here:  https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/481

Jan 31, 2023

Looking for a refresher when it comes to sales calls? Eric Tepper, the founder of Sales Architect, is here to remind us that the phone should be used as a gateway to persuasive sales conversations, as he believes fitness sales staff have strayed away from the basic sales conversations. Grab your sales team and listen!

For show notes visit: https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/480

Jan 24, 2023

After a $5 billion company acquisition, Cassandra Worthy, frustrated and stressed, almost quit her job.  Just another top talent voluntarily resigning during a significant organizational change. Instead, she woke up one day and decided to view those feelings as a signal that she was sitting in a moment of opportunity. 

Cassandra Worthy is here to preach about cultivating a mindset and shifting your perspective, so you can ensure your organization has the tools to grow through change. She discusses their journey from a positive and optimistic child to embracing the difficult emotions that come with change, while still maintaining optimism and positivity. She emphasizes that it is not about blindly being optimistic in the face of change, but rather embracing the difficult emotions and using them as signals to guide people through change. 

Cassandra is this year's keynote speaker at IHRSA Conference 2023. Listen here for a sneak glimpse of her session topic.

Get show notes and download the full transcript here:  https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/479

Jan 17, 2023

Why is it that some brands and logos seem to hit our 5 senses stronger than other brands?

In today's episode, Brand Strategist and Brand Magic author, Debbie O'Connor, shares steps to update your brand so it oozes personality, speaks to your members, and truly represents who you are. 

 

Jan 10, 2023

Across the globe, there is a labor shortage, and gym owners compete not only with other gyms for quality staff, but also other industries. Today, we dedicate an entire episode on helping our FBP Family find and select the right people to join your team!

Jan 3, 2023

Sales expert Larry Levine was fired from his corporate job at 50 years old. Then...he started a movement. 

Attention sales leaders, sales people and sales managers. Think about what it would mean to you and your business growth if you led with heart and empathy, when it came to sales.  Author Larry Levine encourages us to repair and rebuild the trust that is sorely lacking in this industry. Have your sales team listen and then meet up for a coffee discussion. It's a perfect team bonding session to start the year!

Full show notes and transcript:  https://www.fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/476

Dec 22, 2022

Our country is suffering from an inactivity crisis, and the Physical Activity Alliance has identified a brilliant way to bring awareness to this issue.

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Graham Melstrand, President of the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA). We'll be talking about our country's inactivity crisis, and PAA's call to action called the "The CEO Pledge for Physical Activity". , which aims to help leaders create a culture of physical fitness.  He will share ideas that leaders can easily implement to create a physically fit ‘work’ culture.  He also talks about fitness specific opportunities that fitness business operators need to be mindful of going into 2023.

Dec 20, 2022

Abby Marks Beale spent her adolescence, college years, and 3 years in the business world hating to read. Then, she got a job that completely transformed her attitude towards reading.

Dori chats with speed reading expert Abby Marks Beale. Abby has taught thousands to build reading confidence and competence for over 30 years.  She shares some simple, yet powerful strategies to read faster and talks about the impact that speed reading has on comprehension. 

 

Dec 13, 2022

One mentorship transformed him from an introvert with dyslexia to a master connector and changed his life forever.

Steve Spiro, host of the LinkedIn Live show Master Connector, is on the show today. He is an inspirational speaker and professional development expert. Steve shares unique strategies and tactics to grow a strong professional network.  He also shares how to be your most authentic self, and how to build more meaningful connections and collaboration.

Connect with Steve: https://10000cards.com/card/steve-spiro

For more detailed show notes, visit https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com.

 

Dec 6, 2022

As we wrap up our Generations in the Gym series, Dr. Sarah Marion is here for our final segment on the Baby Boomers.  Dr. Marion shares some insights on what baby boomers are looking for in a fitness program, and how to best reach them. Learn tips for attracting boomers into fitness facilities that will help make the gym more appealing and accessible to seniors. This episode will give you the information needed to ensure your marketing and programming is attractive for the members of this generation. 

What You'll Learn:

  • 3 Tips for Attracting Boomers Into Fitness Facilities
  • How Baby Boomers Approach Healthy Living
  • The Differences Between Male and Female Baby Boomers' Health and Fitness Routines
  • How to Appeal to Baby Boomers in Your Marketing
  • The Different Generations of Fitness Enthusiasts
  • The Impact of Age on Fitness Motivation and Approach
  • The Impact of the Pandemic on Boomer Fitness Trends
  • The Impact of Price on the Exercise Habits of Older Adults
  • The Benefits of Exercise for Boomers
Nov 29, 2022

Are you looking for secrets to content marketing? John Egan, author of The Stripped-Down Guide to Content Marketing, brings infectious energy to this episode on content marketing. John has a fun, but intriguing approach to what works and what doesn't, when it comes to content marketing. John will guide and navigate you to marketing success.

Nov 17, 2022

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Ken Reinig and Rick Mayo about liabilities in the fitness industry today, ways in which Reinig Risk Management can help protect your fitness business and train your staff, and recommendations on how to best manage your fitness business in 2023!

Nov 8, 2022

We launch a new segment called "Industry Current Affairs" with Kaumil Gajrawala from Credit Suisse. In a report Kaumil released in June 2021, it was forecast that the wellness economy – including fitness - could grow 7.1% annually from 2018 to 2024, with many sub-segments growing quite a bit faster. Over part of that time, we’ve had a pandemic, inflation, labour shortages, world leaders turnover, and even the media telling us there is an impending recession.  Find out what Kaumil thinks of our industry from an investors perspective in our first episode of Industry Current Affairs!

Nov 1, 2022

This episode is designed to help you strategize your 2023 budget to attract Generation X to your club. This generation has the money for a membership, but time is a barrier. Convenience is top of their list when considering joining a gym. Find out what else is important to this generation when it comes to their approach to fitness!

It has been fascinating to compare the generations side by side and see the difference in wants and needs from Generation Z to the Millenials to Generation X. There are some parallels, but there are also key differences.

Oct 27, 2022

Are you passionate about growing and achieving dramatically better results in your fitness business? If so, REX Roundtables is what you need to help you achieve your goals. Join me, Dori Nugent, as I interview REX chairperson Justin Tamsett to discuss the benefits of Rex Roundtables in this episode of The Fitness Business Podcast.

Oct 25, 2022

Just in time for your budget planning season! Danielle loves to crush numbers, and she is here to give her expert advice on how to improve your profits by tweaking each of your profit centers by 1%. Also in this episode, Danielle dissects the 7 drivers in business: Price, Volume, Direct Labor Costs, Operating Expenses, Accounts Receivables, Inventory and Accounts Payable. So if you are looking to improve your profits...hit the play button!

Oct 20, 2022

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Mary Milkie, InTouch Sales & Customer Success Leader. Learn how InTouch’s lead generation platform helps operators capture leads, automate follow up, track staff performance, and support the new member throughout their entire journey!

Oct 18, 2022

Paul Meldrum stops by the Fitness Business Podcast to drop a few powerful tips on how to become the best possible trainer for your clients' wants and needs. Getting your clients to use a food journal is vital, and learning how to approach your training depending on your clients level is a great place to start. Stop what you are doing, grab a notebook, because I guarantee you will take away a few key points from today's episode.

Oct 11, 2022

Ben Ludwig is a returning guest on The Fitness Business Podcast. In today's episode, Ben takes on the topic of leadership and managing your team through the ugly. Leading your team through changes and challenges can be stressful and frustrating for a leader.  Ben's calm and natural way to lead offers inspiration, hope and positivity to those leading the way for their teams.  Take 30 mins and give yourself a boost of optimism!

Oct 4, 2022

The fitness needs of Millennials are different than Generation Z or Generation X, according to Dr. Sarah Marion. Take a listen as she explains exactly what they are looking for and what isn't on the top of the list for them. Make sure your marketing is on point for this generation, sit down, relax and take a few notes! There are lots of potential new members in this generation!

Sep 29, 2022

For gym operators, finding qualified trainers in today’s market is challenging. On the flip side, personal trainers are having a hard time finding jobs. Today’s episode will speak to both of those issues. Johnny August from ISSA delivers beneficial information on personal trainer recruiting trends and solutions. If you are a gym operator, learn tips on how to find and retain qualified talent. If you are a personal trainer, learn the value of arming yourself with several certifications.   

Sep 27, 2022

Let's talk Group Fitness! In today's episode, Vanessa covers group fitness topics such as programming, using group fitness to promote small group training, the importance of a great experience for retention, and introducing an instructor assessment to your group fitness team. Vanessa does a wonderful job at capturing a fresh, updated vision of group fitness. Take a listen and see for yourself!

Sep 22, 2022

We caught up with Jarron Aizen, CEO and Founder of Hapana. If you are looking for a software company that focuses on marketing automation, nurturing the members journey, and digital content as a marketing tool, this is the episode for you.  

Sep 20, 2022

“How you show up matters”, according to today’s guest Brian Weaver. Showing up to work with the right mindset will not only set you up for success, but will also trickle down to your sales team. And speaking of success, Relationshipping Wednesday will take your employee and member engagement to new heights! Listen to Brian’s advice on how to implement this into your monthly schedule.

Sep 13, 2022

Laugh your way through this Thinking Ahead episode. Michael Kerr delivers not only a humorous episode, but also one that we can all relate to. Your attitude towards your job has a huge impact on your happiness. If you sit in a leadership position at your workplace, Michael will deliver some tips to ensure your employees are happy! Take 30 mins to make your life and your employees' lives brighter!

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