This episode celebrates female fitness professionals who are blazing a trail towards progress! Reena Vokoun, CEO & Founder of Passion Fit, LLC ignites an inspirational spark with her words, encouraging female warriors to make their mark in the fitness industry. She passionately speaks of gender equity and highlights how essential it is for women to be represented in this field.
In an ever-changing landscape, gender equity remains a pressing issue in the workplace. To bolster health and wellbeing during times of challenge, women must play their part by supporting one another - particularly when leading an industry such as fitness through example.
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The average job applicant looks at 16 job opportunities in every job search. The workplace has changed, and it's not going back to the way it was. Richard Hadden, co-author of the Contented Cows Leadership book series, explores the benefits of building an employer brand for recruiting and retaining top talent in the post-pandemic workplace. Learn how to put your company's best foot forward to convince them that working for you will be the best decision. The only way to solve the labor shortage is to be better than the next organization.
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Mason Bendewald has helped build top fitness companies and coached trainers to become on-camera fitness stars.
If you can spark imagination with the foundations of a well-told story, you will get people to turn their heads in your direction, instead of yawning and ignoring you. So how do you do that? This episode will teach you step by step to become the best video storyteller!
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ISSA has seen rapid growth in recent months, launching new certifications and acquiring new ventures. They offer three custom health coaching programs, launched the Yoga 200 program, the only full online yoga course approved by the Yoga Alliance, and recently acquired the Functional Aging Institute and Revolution Running. Additionally, they have a joint venture agreement with Train Fitness, offering over 50 specializations, and are providing recruitment solutions to help students find careers rather than just jobs.
Johnny August, Manager of Strategic and Business Partnerships at ISSA, joins Dori to update us on these exciting new developments.
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Calling all group fitness instructors...this episode is the state of the union address for Group Fitness! Jenn delivers the latest trends in group fitness, as well as the current industry benchmarks around group fitness participation. It's a fun episode, but isn't that one of the secret ingredients that makes group fitness so special?
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Welcome to the Industry Current Affairs show by the Fitness Business Podcast. Our guest is Anthony Vennare, cofounder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. Anthony has his finger on the pulse of the industry, and we'll hear what he sees and hears from industry statistics to perspectives on industry development. Anthony is a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine. He now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health and fitness.
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Are you a fitness business operator whose group fitness schedule could use a little refresh? Are you a fitness business operator still recovering financially from the pandemic? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, you have come to the right place – WARRIOR could be just the ‘edgy’ programming to help your health club reinvent itself!
Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Ellen de Werd, Owner of WARRIOR Rhythm, Strength, Kids, and Combat to hear how you can incorporate this unique, rebel-like, license free programming into your fitness business or become a WARRIOR instructor!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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!
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
In today's episode, learn how your email list can add value to your business, and what's the most common mistake when composing an email. Email marketing has been around for a while, so this is the perfect episode to refresh your practices. Come along with Corey Hiben for the next 30 mins to put some spice into your email marketing campaign.
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!
Jim Czupil from Battlefield Leadership delivers a superb episode. Jim is the Senior Business Facilitator for Battlefield Leadership, and he talks about this amazing program that you and your team can experience together. Jim stresses the importance of your "hallway reputation." That means you need to be intentional and mindful of your hallway reputation, because Jim will tell you that the importance isn't what you think, the importance is what your team thinks of you. Seeking out your blind spots will allow for personal growth and growth among your team. Leadership is a skill set, and Battlefield Leadership is a way to manage your skill set. Come along for the journey today in today's episode, and walk away with knowledge that you can convert into power.
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!
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.
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.
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!