Category - Audio Podcasts

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...

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...