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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 real action items to make a difference in your business - no matter the size or your role. There has been a weekly show since 2015 making it the longest running podcast to help fitness business owners, managers, career individuals and entrepreneurs to lead, manage and run their businesses. There are 3 spin off shows: The Value Proposition where you find out the real value of industry suppliers bring to your business; Educational Intensive is a 60 minute show where you are taught a new business skill; and Thinking Ahead is a show to challenge how we should we be doing things into the future. The show is supported by Active Management, Discover Strength Franchise, Tribe Team Training, One Fit Stop, MyZone, Team RockstarFit and Keepme.
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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!

Sep 6, 2022

Welcome to the first of four episodes that unleash what each generation is looking for in a fitness facility, according to Murphy Research. Join Dr. Sarah Marion as she gives us the rundown on each generation, starting with Generation Z. The findings are quite interesting and will definitely help you market and design your programs to tailor to each generation's wants and needs.

Aug 30, 2022

The Global Health & Fitness Alliance just released its Deloitte Report, and the findings are fascinating. This first ever report examined the economic and socioeconomic impact of the global health and fitness industry. We invited Andrea Bell, Chair of the GHFA, to highlight key findings of the 64-page report.

 

 

Aug 25, 2022

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Brad Thorpe, Inventor of the Isophit, to learn about this safer, more effective, and more efficient workout. We cover the benefits of isometric training, how to partner with Isophit, and which Isophit model is the best fit for your business!

Aug 23, 2022

Attention personal trainers and PT departments, this episode is for you! Michael Hughes, Functional Movement Specialist and CEO of Gymnazo EDU, is here to help you improve your fitness business and your skill set. Michael has 7 skills that have helped him become successful, and he wants to share them with you. Grab a seat, a pen, a note pad, and follow along.

Aug 16, 2022

Finding and keeping the best talent is a hot topic in the fitness industry. Do you need ideas to keep your employees from running off to the competition? Our industry expert will share some fresh and unique ideas on how to hire and retain the best employees. Our expert doesn’t believe it is any harder to find employees, it’s just different! 

Aug 9, 2022

Join Chantal Brodrick on sadly, her last show with the Fitness Business Podcast. Keen to take pics like a pro? Take a listen for some great tips from Collette on snapping pics using your smartphone, along with some terrific recommendations on social media content creation and planning.  Join co-host Chantal Brodrick for this special educational intensive episode!

Sadly, this will be Chantal’s last show with the Fitness Business Podcast. Chantal joined the podcast 7 years ago, as the weekly host, when Justin Tamsett had a forward thinking idea about starting an educational series. Chantal has interviewed hundreds of guests - the best of the best in the industry. She has been in our cars, our offices, and has educated us during our workouts – right? Chantal has been an intricate part of the success of this podcast.  She will be dearly missed!

Aug 2, 2022

According to brand strategist and designer Naomi Gee, branding is like a tapestry. There are multiple facets that need to come together.  1) A clear message and 2) Strategic design. Weave them together, and it will be impactful. I don’t know about you, but that statement has peaked my interest. Tune in for more great information about making your brand on point!

Jul 28, 2022

Join me as I catch up with our podcast partner, Myzone. Mike Leveque, Group COO of Myzone, gives us the inside scoop on everything new with Myzone. Learn about exciting new products, a new mobile app platform, new app integrations, and more.  But first, we talk IHRSA 2022 swag, some surprising data revealed during a recent exercise location study, and Myzone's decision to continue to deliver free live gym classes. 

Learn more about Myzone at https://myzone.org 

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Jul 26, 2022

Looking for new and fresh ideas on how to not only build your online community, but to keep it? Today's episode will answer those questions. Kelly Coulter, Founder and President of Fit Pros Connect, shares her expert advice on how to build your online program and the return you can expect.

Jul 21, 2022

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Allison Porter from Ecore. You’ll hear how Ecore uses reclaimed materials to create unique performance surfaces, how they manufacture in the US and supply globally, and how their incredible team will act as a design resource throughout the entire construction and installation process.

Jul 19, 2022

Technology isn't just for the tech geeks, it's for your staff and particularly for your members. With the right software and technology, you will have the tools to know exactly what your members want, as well as what they don't want. This episode will help you run towards technology, not away from it.

Jun 28, 2022

Lisa Haggis is a business expert, brand strategist and founder of Realize Your Brand. According to Lisa, your brand is the way you give people a reason to choose you. Therefore, if you only have surface level marketing, your members won’t stay. I’d say that is a powerful statement.  This episode is filled with a lot of powerful information that your business needs to hear.

Jun 23, 2022

Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Amy Boone Thompson, the NEW Owner & CEO of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, about her vision for the association, what to expect at this years’ IDEA World Convention, and how they are working hard to provide continuing education to fitness professionals globally!

“If there’s something you really want, you have to put that out into the universe. I asked for this opportunity and made it a reality.” - Amy Boone Thompson

REGISTER FOR IDEA WORLD CONVENTION LAS VEGAS | JULY 20 – 24, 2022

May 19, 2022
Ever wonder how you can turn your health club into a health hub?! Join host Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Ashley Ziegler from EVOLT 360. We’ll talk all things body composition, analytics, marketing, recurring revenue, and how you can monitor your members’ body composition data to quantify the impact you’re having on your fitness community!
Nov 9, 2021

Did someone say Pinterest for fitness marketing? That is exactly what Kate Ahl, from Simple Pin Media, talks about today in our episode. Kate will give you all of the inside information on "how to" use Pinterest as another social media platform to market your business and/or your brand. Once you get comfortable with the platform, all you need is a little time and a sprinkle of creativity can help you reach a whole new fitness market with hardly spending a dime.

Oct 26, 2021

Richard Toutounji has been working in the fitness industry for 20 years when at just 17 years of age he bought Australia's First Private Fitness studio. Richard shares his forecast on what marketing looks like moving forward. In his episode, Richard stresses that NOW more than ever, it's time to focus on your marketing budget. Listen up, as Richard will help you disperse your funds to find the perfect marketing budget for your facility.

Oct 19, 2021

TikTok is a video-sharing focused social networking service.  It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes. Our guest, Keenya Kelly, is a TikTok for Business Expert and breaks down how to use this social media platform to promote your business and your brand. She will encourage you to just get started and take it "one button at a time." TikTok became an overnight success during the pandemic as it quickly grew to 2.6 billion monthly users by the start of 2021.

Sep 14, 2021

Finding a personal training sales advisor amongst your pt staff is the key to success in increasing your pt revenue. Not all trainers are good at selling pt, but they don't have to be if you can put together a pt sales advisor to handle all the fitness sales. In this episode, Jeff explains how to create a pt sales advisor that focuses on selling fitness not memberships....watch your pt sales revenue sore!

Jun 17, 2021

Join host, Sarah Pellegrino as she discusses the important anchors that make up IHRSA with Brent Darden, their new and improved membership options with Nicole Johnson, and the details about this year’s cannot miss ‘Super Bowl’ of a convention in October with Luke Ablondi!

May 6, 2021

Named as Canada’s most promising young HR leader, Jomana Elwenni is a strategic HR Executive with progressive experience in demanding, global environments in the Fitness, Retail, and Hospitality worlds. Jomana is currently the Director of Human Resources for Orangetheory Fitness Canada. Championing national leadership and management of full range of HR functions for over 110+ locations across multiple groups (Franchises, corporate, and headquarters). She is an innovative HR leader focused on developing and promoting engaged cultures and cultivating teams of natural brand champions. 

Mar 1, 2019

Dr Paul Bedford has over 20 years experience working in the fitness industry, including role​s​ as a gym instructor, personal trainer, fitness manager and club manager. ​ ​He has a master's degree in exercise and health behaviours, and a PhD from the London Sports Institute. The aim of ​his​ PhD research was to identify interventions in a gym environment to increase adherence. The study increased average participation from 6 months to 13 months. ​He then went onto ​develop a training programme to assist retention that has now been delivered to 25 operators, involving nearly 93 facilities.

Jan 10, 2018

Deb Heisler is Active Wellness' Director of Operations overseeing the company's day-to-day activities on the East Coast. is responsible for operational best practices and client relationships across many of our Active sites. With almost 20 years experience, Deb has held a multitude of management positions and worked in various channels from commercial to corporate. Deb lives in Tampa, FL and when she is not working you can find her camping or spending time at the beach with her family.

During the interview we discuss: 

What is a Brand Ambassador

What qualities should we look for in a Brand Ambassador? 

and can we look internally for a Brand Ambassador?

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