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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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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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