100 episodes

Inside the minds of fitness industry influencers.

Find out what drives, fuels and motivates the leaders in health and fitness. Each episode of Escape Your Limits reveals the mental, physical and emotional ingredients involved in standing out above everybody else. Discover why successful people keep going when most people stop, and what keeps them going day after day. It’s not about shortcuts for dreamers; these people prove that constant hard work fuelled by the right frame of mind is what makes dreams a reality. Join Matthew Januszek, co-founder of Escape Fitness, as he delves into the mindset of leadership and success.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

Inside the minds of fitness industry influencers.

Find out what drives, fuels and motivates the leaders in health and fitness. Each episode of Escape Your Limits reveals the mental, physical and emotional ingredients involved in standing out above everybody else. Discover why successful people keep going when most people stop, and what keeps them going day after day. It’s not about shortcuts for dreamers; these people prove that constant hard work fuelled by the right frame of mind is what makes dreams a reality. Join Matthew Januszek, co-founder of Escape Fitness, as he delves into the mindset of leadership and success.

    Ep 245 - barre3 | Women Empowerment in a Male Dominant Fitness Industry| Sadie Lincoln

    Ep 245 - barre3 | Women Empowerment in a Male Dominant Fitness Industry| Sadie Lincoln

    On this week’s episode of the Escape Your Limits podcast, our guest today is on Inc.'s Female Founders 100 list and the MO100 Impact list, has been featured on NPR's How I Built This, and speaks regularly on the topics of mindful leadership and the movement to redefine what success in fitness means.
    Sadie Lincoln is the co-founder and CEO of barre3, a fitness company focused on teaching people to be balanced in body and empowered from within. Starting in 2008 with the flagship studio in Portland, Oregon, barre3 has grown to include more than 170 franchise studios powered by female entrepreneurs, plus an online-workout streaming-subscriber base in 98+ countries.
    In this week’s episode we cover several topics including:
    why diversity in the fitness industry helps improve mental health why women are taking over fitness studios how zoom creates thousands of dollars in revenue To learn more about barre3, click here! https://barre3.com/

    • 44 min
    Ep 244 - CITYROW | From an Idea to Conception: How to Build A Connected Franchise | Helaine Knapp

    Ep 244 - CITYROW | From an Idea to Conception: How to Build A Connected Franchise | Helaine Knapp

    On this week’s episode of the Escape Your Limits Podcast, our guest today was hustling hard for fast-growing Saas Software companies. She was soon sidelined by a severe lower back injury that led her searching for workouts that were low impact, yet super effective. This concept led her to find the most underused machine in the gym- the rowing machine.
    With this in mind, Helaine Knapp founded CITYROW. CITYROW is now the trusted and only true omnichannel approach to smart fitness. What started as one studio on the 15th floor of an office building in New York City, is now over 11 studios across the country (with over 60 more in development) and a booming digital fitness business.
    In this week’s episode Knapp covers several topics including: when a business owner should decide to franchise their business & how to find a partner for it, deciding between creating an app versus creating a brick & mortar business, and how to market a digital fitness business.
    To learn more about CITYROW, click here! https://cityrow.com/en-us/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 243 - Midtown Athletic Clubs | Re-Imagining the Fitness Industry | Richard Earney

    Ep 243 - Midtown Athletic Clubs | Re-Imagining the Fitness Industry | Richard Earney

    On this week’s episode of the Escape Your Limits Podcast, our guest today,  Richard Earney, has over 20 years of international experience within the fitness & wellness industry. Holding National & International club & executive operation roles within North American & European markets, he designed award winning fitness environments and implemented innovative programming experiences throughout Europe, Australasia, and North America.
    Earney is currently the Head of Product for the prestigious Midtown Athletic Clubs. Throughout his 8 years there, he led the club through change management, developed a world class team, and implemented innovative programing, technology and education (Midtown U) to improve brand awareness, revenues and retention.
    On this week’s episode we cover why mental health is taking over the recovery & wellness aspect of fitness, the number one reason why hiring up within a business leads to success, and the endless possibilities that technology has to positively impact the fitness industry.
    To learn more about Midtown Athletic Clubs, click here! https://www.midtown.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 242 - America's Fitness Masterminds Part 2 | SIBEC North America 2022

    Ep 242 - America's Fitness Masterminds Part 2 | SIBEC North America 2022

    On this weeks episode of the Escape Your Limits podcast, Escape Fitness continues their journey at Sibec in Coronado, California where Matthew Januszek meets with multiple founders and CEOs of various fitness studios across the United States.
    Sibec is an unparalleled way to do business.  A key component to a successful business is the ability to develop a network of industry partners – suppliers who can provide products that can serve the best interests of the fitness and fitness club management from throughout the country to be able to network and share best practices.  SIBEC creates the platform to foster these relationships--the event combines a forum of one-on-one meetings with great networking activities for the perfect combination to promote business relationships.
    He was able to sit down with The Chief Strategy Officer of REGYMEN FITNESS & Co-Founder of The Covery Wellness Spa, Edward Navan, The President, CEO, and Founder of Fitness Project, Bryan Murphy, The Senior Director of Fitness of Fitness Formula Clubs, Jon Baraglia, and The Chief Operating Officer at World Gym International, Jarrod Saracco.
    These guests explain why recovery centers are gaining more traction in the fitness industry, why interest in functional training has increased overall, and why social aspects are considered key in joining a gym.
    To learn more about REGYMEN FITNESS, click here! https://regymenfitness.com/
    To learn more about Fitness Project, click here! https://fitnessproject.us/
    To learn more about Fitness Formula Clubs, click here! https://ffc.com/
    To learn more about World Gym, click here! https://www.worldgym.com/
    0:00 Intro
    0:40 Edward Navan - REGYMEN FITNESS
    18:55 Jon Baraglia - Fitness Formula Clubs
    36:30 Jarrod Saracco - World Gym International
    55:04 Bryan Murphy - Fitness Project

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 241 - America's Fitness Gamechangers at Sibec

    Ep 241 - America's Fitness Gamechangers at Sibec

    On this weeks episode of the Escape Your Limits podcast, Escape Fitness was fortunate enough to attend Sibec in Coronado, California where we interview multiple founders and CEOs of various fitness studios across the United States.
    Sibec is an unparalleled way to do business.  A key component to a successful business is the ability to develop a network of industry partners – suppliers who can provide products that can serve the best interests of the fitness and fitness club management from throughout the country to be able to network and share best practices.  SIBEC creates the platform to foster these relationships--the event combines a forum of one-on-one meetings with great networking activities for the perfect combination to promote business relationships.
    We had the opportunity to interview Joel Tallman, the CEO & Founder of MUV Brands, Jeff Jeran, the Corporate Director of Fitness Services at Valley Health, Peter Jenkins, the Director of Fitness at Blink Fitness, And Robert J Shannon Jr, Global Event Director of Sibec Events,
    These guests were able to share their desires to keep on expanding their fitness facilities through consumer research, why having an amazing team of employees contributes to the retention of memberships, and how affordability plays an essential role for returning customers.
    To learn more about MUV Brands & Fitness, click here! https://www.muvfitness.com/
    To learn more about Valley Health, click here! https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/
    To learn more about Blink Fitness, click here! https://www.blinkfitness.com/
    To learn more about Sibec, click here! https://www.sibecna.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 240 - The Experts of Boutique Fitness | Founders & CEOs Share Their Insights | The Summit by BFS

    Ep 240 - The Experts of Boutique Fitness | Founders & CEOs Share Their Insights | The Summit by BFS

    On this week’s episode of the Escape Your Limits Podcast, Emma Barry & Matthew Januszek continue their interviews with various founders, CEOs, and much more of boutique fitness studios at The Summit hosted by Boutique Fitness Solutions.
    The Summit by BFS was created to bring like-minded individuals together to find solutions for their businesses, and to learn and create a better business for their consumers. Boutique Fitness Solutions is a peer-to-peer network & business education provider that guides, connects and empowers boutique fitness owners. BFS’ aim is to educate, connect and support boutique fitness business owners to enable them to grow profitable businesses that serve the evolving needs of their clients.
    The On the Edge co-hosts speak to the director of marketing of FitCo, Kay Brawn, CEO & founder of Harlem Cycle, Tammecca Rochester, the CEO of THE DRIPBaR, Ben Crosbie, and CEO & co-founder of B/SPOKE Studios, Mark Partin.
    Each of these guests covers topics including how they plan on expanding their businesses across the US, why technology is important in moving forward in boutique studios, and the heavy influence that an instructor has on their clients.
    To learn more about FitCo, click here! https://www.fitcolatam.com/?utm_campaign=Consideraci%C3%B3n&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bio
    To learn more about Harlem Cycle, click here! https://harlem-cycle.com/
    To learn more about THE DRIPBaR, click here! https://thedripbar.com/
    To learn more about B/SPOKE Studios, click here! https://bspokestudios.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Dwilks1986 ,

Best fitness podcast i know.....

Matthew has an amazing way of interviewing his guests that really allows them to express themselves naturally without being led. His guest are also incredibly interesting and from many different walk to the fitness world which makes for great listening!! 👏🏼

DDDDarb ,

Phillip Mills podcast

Amazing interview and insight I found this so interesting to listen to . Great overall discussion around current sector challenges and future opportunities.

alez stab ,

Amazing content

Thank you for the amazing content that you share with us (the fitness professionals).

It’s not a secret that we as a industry provide such a massive value to people’s life however it is quite common that we struggle with our businesses and thanks to people like you that are showing us the missing the piece of the puzzle so that we can become better providers and get rewarded accordingly to our output

Thank you
Alex STANOEV
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