Category - Product & Services

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...

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...

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...

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,"...

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...

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...

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?"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeff Stokes, VP of HYPOXI North America

A hybrid of fitness & beauty that can generate significant revenues in 250-500 sq feet. A feeder to your club that brings in a different type of customer. A...

Greg Dowd, President of Epsilon

Greg shares his marketing experience with health clubs on membership sales, creating email and print graphics and the wide ranging evolution of delivery tools.

Jesse Campanaro, CEO of Total Gym

Jesse’s focus is to bring healthy lifestyles to all. The approach is connecting content, equipment, experience, and shares his take on commercial markets.

Andres Moran, CEO of iKizmet

If you're into Business Intelligence, specifically the technology side in terms of recent innovation, you'll want to listen on Andres Moran, CEO of IKizmet...

Pete Moore Discusses the HALO Effect

The very first podcast! Mike Pesca host of The Gist podcast chats with Pete Moore, Founder of Integrity Square about the origins of the term "HALO," why he...