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Navigating the Blue Ocean: The Power of Endings and Other Business Lessons with JT Tamsett
The Fitness Business Podcast is ending after 8 years and 527 shows, but we are leaving you with a thought-provoking episode. There is no easy business, and the fitness business certainly can present its challenges. But fortunately, our industry is filled with industry leaders willing to share their knowledge and advice. Today's episode is filled with exactly that.
Our guest is JT Tamsett, a business expert with extensive experience in the fitness industry. JT's work with Rex Roundtables and Active Management makes him the perfect person to share his knowledge and advice on the challenges of running a fitness business. Learn the difference between a blue ocean and a red ocean in the marketplace, highlighting the importance of finding unique opportunities. JT also defines the difference between trends and fads, emphasizing the significance of long-lasting styles and habits. He emphasizes the importance of strategy and planning, explaining how they support each other in achieving business goals. Lastly, JT discusses the misconception that quitting or ending a project is a sign of failure, emphasizing the importance of recognizing when to move on and focus energy elsewhere.
We hope you enjoy!
Show Notes: https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/527
The Fitness Business Podcast has been a beacon of education and inspiration for fitness business owners around the world. It has provided a platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and insights, helping listeners improve their businesses and achieve their goals. While the podcast may be taking a pause for now, the impact it has made will continue to resonate within the fitness industry.
As we look to the future, we can expect new opportunities and ventures from the hosts of the Fitness Business podcast. Their expertise and passion for the industry will undoubtedly lead to new ventures that will continue to shape the fitness business landscape.
In the words of JT Tamsett, "You never say never." So, while this may be the end of the Fitness Business podcast for now, who knows what the future holds? - Dori Nugent, Weekly Host
The Value Proposition for Connected Fitness with Echelon Fitness
Lou Lentine believes connected fitness is here to stay, as it offers convenience and affordability for people who may not have time to go to the gym. Echelon Fitness is constantly innovating and has several new products launching, including treadmills, ellipticals, a stair climber, and partnerships with Disney and Advent Health.
Join Sarah Pellegrino as she speaks with Lou Lentine, the founder and CEO of Echelon Fitness, who shares his background and story behind this global company. Echelon Fitness offers a range of smart fitness equipment, including bikes, rowers, treadmills, and mirrors. The equipment can connect to the Echelon Fit app, which provides access to over 1,500 live classes per month. Echelon Fitness has a strong community of supportive members and instructors who are relatable and real. The company has seen success in both the home and commercial fitness markets, with a low churn rate and high usage levels.
About The Guest
Lou Lentine is the founder and CEO of Echelon Fitness. With a background in product development and a track record of successful consumer products, Lou started Echelon Fitness in 2015. He was inspired to create fitness products after his doctor advised him to get in shape. Echelon Fitness has since become a global leader in connected fitness, offering a range of smart fitness equipment and an app with over 1,500 live classes per month.
Echelon Fitness offers a range of smart fitness equipment, including bikes, rowers, treadmills, and mirrors. The equipment can connect to the Echelon Fit app, which provides access to over 1,500 live classes per month. Echelon Fitness has a strong community of supportive members and relatable instructors. The company has seen success in both the home and commercial fitness markets, with a low churn rate and high usage levels. Connected fitness offers convenience and affordability for people who may not have time to go to the gym. Echelon Fitness is constantly innovating and has several new products launching, including treadmills, ellipticals, a stair climber, and partnerships with Disney and Advent Health.
Tim Keightley: Lessons of a Fitness LIFEtime "Live It Fully Everyday"
The passion that fills today's episode is inspiring. Tim Keightley has dedicated his professional career to making a difference in the fitness industry. His journey is incredible and worth a listen as he shares what he has learned along the way. From his time in the British Royal Marines to his leadership roles in fitness clubs, Tim provides valuable insights on fortitude, leadership, and building successful businesses.
Tim Keightley is a veteran in the fitness industry with over 25 years of experience. He has held various leadership positions in well-known fitness organizations, such as Fitness First UK and New York Sports Clubs. Tim is known for his expertise in building and scaling successful fitness businesses, as well as his passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Read show notes: https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/525
Mastering the Art of Selling Personal Training with Anthony Amen
Learn how to take your personal training business to new heights with Anthony Amen, the owner and visionary behind Redefine Fitness in New York. Anthony shares his expertise in selling personal training. He emphasizes the importance of knowing how to sell to help more people and make a difference in their lives. He discusses the steps to take before starting the sales process, including creating a welcoming and clean gym environment, making a personal connection with potential clients, and offering a tour that focuses on building rapport. He also highlights the importance of role-playing to improve sales skills and overcome objections. Anthony concludes by explaining the key elements of a successful fitness assessment and the importance of asking for the sale.
Check out the show notes here: https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/524
Terry Blachek: How to Build a Dream Team for Your Fitness Business
Terry Blachek, CEO and owner of Austin Fitness Group, LLC, which operates 133 Orangetheory studios across Texas, Arizona, and Kansas, shares his insights on building a dream team and cultivating a successful and productive work environment. Terry Blachek is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the fitness industry. He has successfully launched and managed multiple fitness businesses, and is known for his expertise in building dream teams. Terry is also the host of the podcast "Tuesdays with Terry," where he shares insights on self-development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and sales and marketing. He's also one of the original founders of Orangetheory Fitness.
Get the full show notes here: https://fit
The ChatGPT Revolution & Simplifying Your Life with Donna McGeorge
Donna McGeorge joins the Fitness Business podcast to discuss the power of ChatGPT (also known as Charlie) in improving productivity. ChatGPT is a language model that can generate written content based on a vast amount of data it has been trained on. Donna explains that ChatGPT can be a valuable tool for fitness business owners in various aspects of their work, such as writing social media posts, marketing materials, and website copy. She emphasizes the importance of approaching ChatGPT with curiosity and using it as a tool to enhance and refine written communication. Donna also highlights the need for proofreading and editing to maintain credibility and avoid potential errors or inaccuracies generated by ChatGPT.
SHOW NOTES: https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/522
Invaluable & Informative
The FBP has become my fitness industry bible. Dori, her guests and the topics they cover are always on point and relevant to the direction the industry is moving both locally, nationally and internationally.
A true #fbpfanatic
An absolutely invaluable resource for FitPros at every stage of the game.
It’s hard to fathom just how many Trainers, Instructors, managers and owners have been able to better serve their clients/members as a result of the information and inspiration shared.
I honestly don’t know if I’d still be in business today if not for this podcast. A huge thanks to the entire FBP crew and all of their expert guests for giving so generously week in and week out for so many years.
Relevant, engaging and interesting
Thanks Chantal for creating this empowering podcast. As a PT manager I’m learning practical, useful ways to improve my management skills and member experience.
Love listening to you, and the fantastic guest speakers you interview. 🤗