Category - Audio Podcasts

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...

Dennis Remorca, Founder Remorca Fitness

"Action prevents anxiety. If I have this gut instinct and I feel like the risk is worth taking, I'll go all in," states Remorca. Dennis began his career at...

Samer Hamadeh, CEO ZEEL

"People are recognizing the more they do things like massage, the more they can prevent injury, the more stress and tension they can reduce. . . and as the...

Avi Greenberg, Wim Hof Method Instructor

"I think people are looking for the quick fix, but there is no quick fix. It's lifestyle changes. It's changing your diet, eating habits, recovery, exercise...

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

"People don't know the power of nutrition. They're given lies. . . It should be reading, writing, arithmetic, and nutrition taught in grade schools. It is one...

Sean Iacobone Founder & CEO, Holisticly

Sean entered the entrepreneurial world after launching a company around a concussion detection sensor. "You need to have a big vision and fully understand...

Tyler Scott, Co-Founder Hit House

"Muay Thai should be popularized and become more commercial and available to a larger scale of people," states Tyler Scott, a 12 year veteran of Muay Thai and...

Olivia Young, Founder Box & Flow

"What do you mean boxing and yoga? That makes no sense!" said basically everyone when Olivia floated the idea of this particular combination during her...

Rebecca Schonfeld, Mental Health Advocate

"You can and must make time for yourself, even if you think there's no time at all," states Rebbecca Schonfeld. Rebecca has battled mental health issues since...

Brett Maloley, CEO Ladder

"We wanted to find a way for health and wellness professionals to sell something that they were more confident in," states CEO Brett Maloley. Their team...

Chris Patton, Vice President, Peerfit

Peerfit began with 8 employees and now has 100+ spread across the country. Their mission is ambitious! "It's to redefine corporate wellness," states Chris...

Andrew Menter & Tyler Nicholson, Physmodo

Physmodo is a software that, at its core,". . .measures human movement," states Andrew Menter, CEO. It's a 30 second screening using an infrared camera and...

Mark Miller, COO Merritt Athletic Clubs

Mark began in the HALO sector in 1990 as a Personal Trainer and has worked with Merritt for 19 years. "You do the right thing, you take care of people, and the...

Robert Jackson, CEO Fitness BI

Robert began his career in the HALO sector as a trainer in the Bay Area. He later dove in and learned sales with the teams at 24 Hour Fitness. After opening up...

Jared Williams, CEO Dynamic Fitness

Jared has been in the HALO sector for over 10 years. He's a native Houstonian and scaled Dynamic Fitness to 3, full service locations ranging from 30-35,000 sq...

Scott Douglas & Nick Clayton, NSCA

The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) is, by a large margin, the industry leader when it comes to educating top tier strength coaches who...

Graham Melstrand, ACE Fitness

As the Executive Vice President of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Graham has been in the HALO sector since 1991. As a former competitive cyclist with...

Lisa Dougherty, Founder MedFit Network

"The industry is now embracing and accepting the space between medicine and fitness," states Lisa Dougherty, Founder of the MedFit network and--clearly--a...

Norm & Justin Cates, Club Insider

Club Insider has become the "gatekeeper of the industry's history," says Assistant Publisher, Justin Cates. . . and anyone who truly knows the HALO space knows...

Josh McCarter, President MINDBODY

Josh McCarter's background goes back to when a T1 line cost "thousands" to install and when AOL was first scaling their dial up service! And through it all...

Daron Allen, CEO Visual Fitness Planner

"Selling fitness has always been incredibly intangible, you're kind of buying it on faith. . .we made it tangible. You can see the vision of your future self,"...

Sean Gagnon, CEO The Abs Company

Sean has been in the HALO sector for 20 years. He got his start working for the inventor of the famous Ab Roller which went on to earn over 1 billion dollars...

Richard Pyle-Private Equity Case Study

Richard worked with Town Sports International (NYSC) for 20+ years as the CFO and a Founding Partner. Starting with $5M in revenue and eventually growing to...

Stephen Roma Jr., CEO Jersey Strong

Jersey Strong used to be called WoW (Work Out World.) The club (which was started by Stephen's Mom) eventually morphed into one of the most well known...

Shawn Stewart, COO 02 Fitness

How do you avoid standard interview responses? What's a better way to give & receive feedback? How do you get comfortable as the company rapidly expands...

Randy Hetrick, Founder TRX

"The best ideas are the ones people struggled with themselves, and suddenly had that epiphany of a great solution. If they had this problems, probably someone...

Adam Sedlack, President UFC Gym

"My motivation is to change the way people look at and experience life," states UFC Gyms President Adam Sedlack. A long time industry veteran, Adam moved 20...

Denise Debaun, DeBaun Development

With 30+ years in the beauty & skin care industry, Denise knows how to build and scale massive consumer brands from the ground up. How do you take a concept...

Nicolas De Alejo, BeingWell Lifestyle

As a Portfolio Manager in Emerging Markets at Blackrock for over 8 years, Nicholas effectively created his own "HALO portal" within the massive organization...

Keith Nowak, Founder & CEO Ten Thousand

"We launched for a very simple reason: It was way too hard to find a great pair of workout shorts!" laughs Keith Nowak, Founder of Ten Thousand. They're now...

Sal Venuto & Ashley Markowski, Macrolease

Macrolease has been serving clients in the HALO sector since 1969. Equipment financing has always been a critical part of the industry and Sal Venuto--VP at...

John Romaniello

"Learning how to write is universal. It's never going anywhere," states John Romaniello. John has been named "Top 100 Most Influential People In Fitness." He...

Joanna Stahl, CEO Go2Practice

"How we're accessing fitness has evolved. In the past, 2% of gym members were buying other fitness experiences. Now it's over 25%," says Founder and 20+ year...

Raj Chhabria, CEO First Credit Services

First Credit is a leading company in the Accounts Receivable space with an impressive, 25 year history. They work with over 4,000 clubs and have integrations...

Zach Lucas, Vice President Promotion Vault

"Why wouldn't you give free sessions? It doesn't cost you anything!" is an incorrect and unfortunately, all-too-common refrain that 22+ year industry veteran...

Dr. Jaime Schehr, RD, ND

Dr. Jaime Schehr is one of a small number of people who is both a Registered Dietitian and Naturopathic Physician. After serving as a clinician in Mount Sinai...

Jackie Stauffer, CEO & Founder RECESS

"I'm naturally scrappy, I love a good challenge. . . I don't need to be a hero and do it alone!" says Jackie Stauffer, CEO & Founder of the innovative company...

Ron Lamb & Jeff Van Dixhorn, Daxko

Ron is currently the CEO of Daxko but spent 26 years with Reynolds & Reynolds--the leading tech company in the retail automotive space. Jeff founded Club...

Hari Singh, Owner CrossFit NYC

Hari Singh was the Dairy Barn President for 15 years and learned about this "CrossFit thing" when it started making waves in NYC. He became a convert and...

Elana Frankel, Co-Founder Indigo & Haze

One day, Elana Frankel, Co-Founder of Indigo & Haze--a highly curated CBD marketplace specializing in plant-based wellness, beauty, and living--was in Miami...

Wayne Strobel, Founder Beachbox

Wayne Strobel's ambitious goal is to have Beachbox become, "The Disney of health and wellness, creating cohesive brand experiences in our studios, at home, on...

Gail Levy, Founder Hfactor Water

With two successful exits behind her, Founder Gail Levy wanted to aid a friend who was searching for something to minimize effects of chemotherapy. With 150...

Simon Mansell, Co-Founder Cryofuel

Using a device called the Cryoskin (and in only 28 minutes per session) how does $38K in revenue the first month with no advertising sound? "It's already...

Nick Staples, Founder of Zenergy Cycling

Indoor cycling without the mirrors?! YES! And there's a specific reason why Nick Staples, Founder of Zenergy, does it that way. Zenergy started in Charleston...

Mark Page, CEO of Zyn22

Mark Page is a former finance executive who initially turned to fitness because it was a passion. "I thought I'd seed it, but I ended up running it going on 3+...

Assaf Gal, Crunch Fitness Franchisee

What did it take to secure the extremely valuable Brooklyn, Bronx, & Queens Crunch franchise market? "Chutzpah!" laughs owner Assaf Gal. With 6.5 million...

Adam Greenfield, The Go Life

Diagnosed with depression and anxiety when he was younger, Adam Greenfeld has been his own ‘guinea pig’ for years. He’s remained incredibly driven to find...