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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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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?

Dec 19, 2017

Blair is Former VP of Strategic Initiatives for Medallia, the world's leading operational customer experience management (OCEM) technology, subject matter expert on operationalizing voice of customer systems, and club owner for over 34 years. He is President of Club Works, Medallia’s Partner for Operational Customer Experience Management in the fitness industry. ClubWorks serves more over 500 clubs including Equinox, US Fitness Group, Fitness Connection, Gainesville Health and Fitness, The Houstonian and hundreds more high-end as well as low cost providers.

Nov 14, 2017

Casey Conrad, BA, JD, has been in the health and fitness industry for 27 years. In addition to authoring “Selling Fitness: The Complete Guide to Selling Health Club Memberships,” she has created and published over 25 other sales, marketing and management training products for the industry. 

During the Intensive Series on Sales you will learn:

  • Week 1: The 8 Steps to Fitness Sales
  • Week 2:  The 5 pre-qualifying questions you must ask a prospect
  • Week 3:  How to handle objections in sales
  • Week 4:  How to make follow up calls when a prospect doesn’t buy
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