Category - Audio Podcasts

Rick Rome, CEO Wash Club

A former Wall Street executive, Rick caught the entrepreneur bug and for the past 10 years has been running Wash Club, now in 75 cities and 4 countries. "COVID...

Jim Owen

Jim was a former "rainmaker" and partner at three different investment banks on Wall Street for most of his adult life. He's written 7 different books, has a...

Eddie Tock, CEO, REX Roundtables

When asked about how the industry has been responding since COVID, Eddie Tock, CEO of REX Roundtables states, "I think it's great to see the industry coming...

Charles Friedberg, Jijo, Founder & CEO

"The problem that trainers are looking to solve is finding and keeping new clients. For clients? They don't need another tool to find new content. They want...

Jack Thomas, Founder & CEO BASE Gyms

"I'm very bullish on the return to boutique and studio in-person fitness," states Jack Thomas, Founder & CEO of the high end chain BASE out of Bangkok...

Marcus Johnson, CEO, Flo Brands

Marcus Johnson is a modern Renaissance Man! He's an independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist. Also...

Ross Campbell, Founder & CEO, FIT Summit

With a background in planning, promoting and executing C-level, multinational conferences in the gas and oil sector, Singapore based, Ross Campbell went on to...

Aaron Zack, Founder, Revolving Mind Media

Aaron attended the University of Texas at Austin and followed that up by obtaining his MBA. He worked his way through the ranks in a sports agency and...

Adam Zeitsiff, President & CEO, Intelivideo

"I always had a love for tech, what it can do, and how it can transform business . . . .and nothing is transforming fitness these days more than technology,"...

Erika Wasser, Co-Founder, Prospr At Work

Asked how Prospr began and what her initial pain points were, Erika laughs, "I thought I must just be a bad people manager! It wasn't until I started meeting...

Stu Brauer, Owner, WTF Gym Talk

"Before you become this fancy Swiss Army knife, are you even a decent pocket knife first? Do you do one thing really well yet? People will cancel memberships...

Dr. Elizabeth Stanley

Dr. Elizabeth Stanley earned her B.A. from Yale, her M.B.A. from MIT, and her Ph.D from Harvard. She's a former Army Intelligence office and author of the...

Good Soul Hunting Executive Recruiting

"We help first, and we hunt second," states Co-Founder Matt Adey of their newly rebranded company, Good Soul Hunting. (Formerly Pipeline Partners.) Along with...

Lorenzo Lewis, CEO, The Confess Project

"The Confess Project is America's first mental health barbershop movement. Currently in 14 cities, it is a grassroots movement committed to building a culture...

Todd Waks, CEO, NXT Water

"It's not about the exit. It's about working with the right people who recognize that this brand stands for something and they're prepared to put the resources...

Greg Commins, Founder, Three Sages

"It's the travel channel meets wellness," states Greg Commins, CEO of the three year old company, Three Sages Wellness. He continued, "Particularly where we...

Scott Welle, Founder, Outperform The Norm

Scott Welle is a #1 international best selling author, speaker and founder of Outperform The Norm, a leading program for business leaders and athletes looking...

Jennifer Maanavi, Founder & CEO, Physique 57

Originally from the finance and wealth management world, Physique 57 Founder Jennifer Maanavi states, "I always wanted to get into the business world, and I...

Kal Jamshidi, Founder, onPodio

"If you ask my parents, they'd still say I'm crazy--jumping from banking to an early start up!" laughs Kal Jamshidi, former investment banker turned...

Pete Leibman, Founder, Stronger Talent

"You can't just plug someone in to a vacuum. You've got to think about how they fit into a bigger picture," states Pete Leibman, author of Work Stronger, and...

Joe Burton, Founder and CEO, Whil

After 20 years serving as a Fortune 500 executive in various public companies, Joe Burton founded Whil, the leading enterprise digital solution for training...

Denise Imbesi, CEO & Founder, Muscle Mixes

Denise founded Muscle Mixes in 1988 and was selling cassettes back then. "We were pioneers because nobody was doing it legally at the time!" she jokes. This is...

Lester Morales, CEO, Next Impact

"Most people back their way into the insurance business . . . but I got into it on purpose," jokes Lester Morales, Founder of Next Impact. Lester's family was...

Ann Marie Barbour & Mike Hanson, Endorphinz

"A lot of people . . . just look for a platform. We say, pause a second, think about what's your content strategy and what you're trying to achieve . . . Once...

Sun Sachs, Co-Founder & CEO, ReWire Fitness

ReWire is a full neuro-performance solution that's not just for professional athletes, but definitely for amateurs as well . . .a hardware/software combo that...

Anthony Vennare, Co-Founder, Fitt Insider

"It's not about the Men's Health, 'be jacked' model as much anymore . . it's more about community, it's more about the social hour. . .but doing it in a...

Floery Mahoney, Founder, Board30 Global

"Ours is truly a unique, and patented system . . . and that's really been our main selling point," says Founder Floery Mahoney. After rebranding the DaVinci...

Tamika Harden, Body by Tamika

"We have many hats, but not all hats fit!" states Tamika Harden when discussing entrepreneurship and starting out on your own. Tamika is an industry veteran...

Tony Greco, Greco Fitness Founder

"Everything stems from the mind . . . in order to change the way you feel, you have to change the way you think," states industry veteran,  Tony Greco. Tony is...

Brian Von Ancken, Founder, Anckor

Brian was one of the first employees at Tough Mudder after graduating law school. Since then, his rather unique background eventually led to his starting...

John Ford, CEO-USA, eGym

"How do we make the gyms useful for building health in the de-conditioned population? It's a hard problem to solve, and that's what the majority of our...

Rick Richey, Co-Founder, ReCOVER

Rick Richey has been in the HALO sector since 2002. As the Owner of the Independent Training Spot, he's since gone on to start ReCOVER, in 2018, the first...

Coach Dana Cavalea

"The strength coach is the ultimate fall guy in professional sports. It's almost like the more players are paid, the less accountable they became for their own...

Jared Verteramo & Partha Unnava, Lasso Gear

"Everybody moves and everybody wears socks! It's what we call the movement cycle. . . and there's an entry point for everyone and that's a great opportunity,"...

Isaac Boots, Founder, Torch’d

"You can get great experience working with other companies, but you always have to have something bubbling . . . if you want to create your own thing. You have...

Alex Plonsker, Splitgym

"The level of conviction has to be high enough even if it seems to be insane by everybody," states Alex Plonsker of SplitGym, referring to how crazy it can be...

Joana Meneses, Founder, BodyRoots

"Just move! It doesn't have to be about how many sets, reps, and time. There is no magic pill. We are the magic pill!" states entrepreneur Joana Meneses...

Lee Spieker, Railyard Fitness, Founder

"Kids who exercise up to an hour a day will do up to 40% better on tests in school," states Lee Spieker a 30+ year industry veteran. Lee has done it all! From...

Dan Millman, Peaceful Warrior

"We can control our efforts in life, we cannot control the outcomes," states Dan Millman, a former world champion athlete, gymnastics coach, martial arts...

Matthew Richter, Thiagi Group, President

"If you do it because you see value or you do it because it's intrinsic . . . it's sustainable. If you do it because you feel guilty, obligated, for the reward...

Bill Davis, ABC Financial, CEO

"If you govern your decisions by what's in the best interest of your members, while it may more difficult in the near term, I fundamentally believe it'll...

Ryan Freed, Co-Founder, hOM

"Our whole goal is to help build community within buildings, to help people get to know each other better, and to make the city feel a little smaller, and a...

Ryan Drummond, The Athlete Book (Update)

"If I owned a fitness facility and needed trainers, sales or membership staff, what better person would you want than a college (or former college) athlete?"...

Ruth Zukerman, Flywheel, Founder

25 years after working incredibly hard to attempt to dance professionally in NYC, Ruth stepped into her first indoor cycling class at the Reebok Sports Club on...

Deekron Krikorian, Sharp Body

"You have to really learn how to manage yourself as an entrepreneur. . .nobody's coming to rescue you. It's consistency and persistence that makes the...

Jay Wagnon, Wagnon Capital

"We test where we know we can be true to ourselves. Where we don't test is to go trying to be everything to everybody else," states industry veteran Jay Wagnon...

Dr. Neil Paulvin

Dr. Paulvin's practice is very highly regarded in NYC and on the leading edge of advances in science, tech, and personalized precision medicine. In this wide...

Marc Cohen, Fitness Industry Consultant

"Once you learn how to build something and understand the fundamentals of keeping something going--and training people to do that--you can apply that model to...

Rick Caro, Management Vision

If you've been in the HALO space for any length of time, you've most certainly come across one of the icons in the industry--Rick Caro. Rick is one of the...

Vandana Hart, Creator, We Speak Dance

"When you start with dance, people aren't victims anymore. . .their full potential is reached," states Vandana Hart, creator of the highly regarded Netflix...

Austin Cohen, CEO & Founder FlexIt

FlextIt allows users to work out at thousands of fitness clubs across the US at affordable, by-the-minute rates. They're now in 20 states and recently hit...

Brrrn, Jimmy Martin & Johnny Adamic

"We have a baby. . . and its name is Brrrn," laughs Co-Founders Jimmy and Johnny. The initial idea started back in 2013 and, after many iterations and...

Sarah Levey & Lauren Roxborough, Y7 Studio

"We didn't spend any money on marketing or advertising in the beginning, it was all word of mouth initially," says Sarah Levey, CEO & Founder of Y7 Studio. ...

Alex Patterson, Founder, Beat the Bomb

 "Some of the best sports-ish businesses are putting data over existing sports. . .just look at Top Golf for example," states Founder Alex Patterson. Alex...

Brian Anderson, Principal, Small Pond Group

"A leader's job is to put a really buttoned up, solid, strategic plan in place to execute on [the company] vision, and after that. . .it's ALL about people,"...

Michael Leonardi, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu

In his wide-ranging career beginning at in film & TV at the WWE, to starting a rehab staffing business, to becoming the Red Cord North America distributor, and...

Colleen Gurda & Dan Lee, Comvest

"The one foundational element of Comvest that goes back to the beginning is our our owner's belief in good management teams," states Dan Lee. What are some...