381 episodes

High Intensity Business is a high intensity strength training and strength training business podcast offering content to help you realise your health goals, become a great personal trainer, and build a successful HIT business. Content includes training protocols, workouts, exercise science, nutrition, and biohacking. From a HIT business perspective, we cover personal training, coaching, startup, sales, marketing, operations, systems, hiring, scaling, etc. Guests include Dr Doug McGuff, Drew Baye, Skyler Tanner, Patty Durell, Walter Vendel, Fred Hahn, James Fisher PhD, James Steele PhD, Luke Carlson, Adam Zickerman, Kyle Recchia, Adrian Antigua, Bill Crawford, Joe Cirulli, Dorian Yates, Simon Melov PhD, Roger Schwab, Simon Shawcross, and many more.

High Intensity Business Lawrence Neal

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

High Intensity Business is a high intensity strength training and strength training business podcast offering content to help you realise your health goals, become a great personal trainer, and build a successful HIT business. Content includes training protocols, workouts, exercise science, nutrition, and biohacking. From a HIT business perspective, we cover personal training, coaching, startup, sales, marketing, operations, systems, hiring, scaling, etc. Guests include Dr Doug McGuff, Drew Baye, Skyler Tanner, Patty Durell, Walter Vendel, Fred Hahn, James Fisher PhD, James Steele PhD, Luke Carlson, Adam Zickerman, Kyle Recchia, Adrian Antigua, Bill Crawford, Joe Cirulli, Dorian Yates, Simon Melov PhD, Roger Schwab, Simon Shawcross, and many more.

    376 - How to Create Beautiful Strength Training Studio Interior Design with Ted Harrison

    376 - How to Create Beautiful Strength Training Studio Interior Design with Ted Harrison

    Ted Harrison (vitalexercise @ gmail.com) is the owner of Vital Exercise, a private, personal training studio based in Essex. Ted has been a personal trainer for more than 30 years helping people transform their health and physique using HIT-influenced, science-based principles. 
    In this episode, Ted goes through Vital Exercise’s decorative process, specifically the architectural theme, the interior design team, flooring and lighting ideas, equipment and design cost, impact on client acquisition, and much more.   
    Access how-to guides from successful studio owners
    This podcast episode is brought to you by ARX
    Do you struggle to attract and retain clients in your strength training studio? ARX machines use breakthrough motorized resistance and computer software to give your clients the perfect workout every time, so you can start to deliver great workouts and grow your business with confidence. Get $500 OFF by going to ARXFit.com/HIB and booking a call with the ARX sales team – Book Here
    This podcast episode is also brought to you by Strength Portal
    Are you still using pen, paper, and spreadsheets? Do you worry about providing inconsistent workout experiences that disappoint your clients and stifles the growth of your business? Don't put up with tools that frustrate you!
    Use Strength Portal to easily track workouts, deliver consistently high-quality client experiences, and scale your business painlessly and grow faster — go to StrengthPortal.com/HighIntensityBusiness and try Strength Portal now
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    How To Set Up New Personal Trainers Hires For Success with Matt McGunagle

    How To Set Up New Personal Trainers Hires For Success with Matt McGunagle

    Matt McGunagle (matt @ strengthportal.com) is the CEO and Founder of StrengthPortal, a software platform for personal trainers, gym owners, and multi-location gyms to manage their personal training staff and track personal training services. Matt graduated from Cal Poly SLO as an Economics major with a concentration on Entrepreneurship. 
    In this episode, Matt talks about the issues and challenges of the personal training career, compensation plan and key roles, sustainable business models and systems, content curation for trainers, and much more.   
    Grow your strength training business 
    This podcast episode is brought to you by ARX
    Do you struggle to attract and retain clients in your strength training studio? ARX machines use breakthrough motorized resistance and computer software to give your clients the perfect workout every time, so you can start to deliver great workouts and grow your business with confidence. Get $500 OFF by going to ARXFit.com/HIB and booking a call with the ARX sales team – Book Here
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Value of Isometric Exercise with Brad Thorpe - Part 2

    The Value of Isometric Exercise with Brad Thorpe - Part 2

    Brad Thorpe (brad @ isophit.com) is a multi-patented inventor and CEO of Isophit™, a versatile isometric system for fitness, rehabilitation, and sports performance professionals. Brad is considered as the world's leading expert in isometric strength training with over 29 years of experience in the fitness and performance industry.
    In this episode, Brad joins me for part 2 of our Isometric Exercise series where he talks about utilizing isometrics and Isophit™ with injuries and rehabilitation, effects on brain function, designing a 30-minute isometric program, spot reduction of fat, and much more.  
    Learn client acquisition and retention strategies 
    Listen to Part 1:
    371 – The Value of Isometric Exercise with Brad Thorpe This podcast episode is brought to you by ARX
    Do you struggle to attract and retain clients in your strength training studio? ARX machines use breakthrough motorized resistance and computer software to give your clients the perfect workout every time, so you can start to deliver great workouts and grow your business with confidence. Get $500 OFF by going to ARXFit.com/HIB and booking a call with the ARX sales team – Book Here
    For all of the show notes, links and resources - Click Here

    • 1 hr 21 min
    373 - Should You Always Train To Failure? (with Dr. James Fisher)

    373 - Should You Always Train To Failure? (with Dr. James Fisher)

    James Fisher PhD (james.fisher @ solent.ac.uk) is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Sport, Health, and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University in the UK. He is one of the leading exercise scientists publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles related to resistance training, health, and fitness.  
    In this episode, James continues discussing his research paper Resistance Training Recommendations to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy in an Athletic Population: Position Stand of the IUSCA where he explains set endpoints and training to failure. We then further discuss interesting debates and models regarding training to failure in his paper Intensity of effort and momentary failure in resistance training: Are we asking a binary question for a continuous variable?  
    Hire great personal trainers for your strength training business
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Imagine Strength Equipment; the New HIT Revolution with Clay Steffee

    Imagine Strength Equipment; the New HIT Revolution with Clay Steffee

    Clay Steffee (claysteffee @ gmail.com) is the owner of Imagine Strength and is the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at Exerbotics. He has worked alongside Arthur Jones in designing Nautilus and MedX equipment, as well as engineering strength equipment for LifeFitness. 
    In this episode, Clay talks about Imagine Strength’s equipment line, machine modifications, customer support, maintenance tips, equipment recommendations, and much more.
    Build a thriving strength training studio business
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Value of Isometric Exercise with Brad Thorpe

    The Value of Isometric Exercise with Brad Thorpe

    Brad Thorpe (brad @ isophit.com) is a multi-patented inventor and CEO of Isophit™, a versatile isometric system for fitness, rehabilitation, and sports performance professionals. Brad is considered as the world's leading expert in isometric strength training with over 29 years of experience in the fitness and performance industry.
    In this episode, Brad discusses the Isophit™ isometric system, the physiological and neurological benefits of isometrics, dynamic exercise vs. isometrics, and much more.
    Learn client acquisition and retention strategies
    For all of the show notes, links and resources - Click Here

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Arthurian Legend ,

The Greatest HITs ;)

I discovered HIT through Doug McGuff's Body by Science, and it was a revelation in my 20 years of resistance training. I'm very grateful that Lawrence has done an awesome job of interviewing the experts in this field. I've relistened to many episodes several times, and have learned some invaluable info that will keep me training and feeling the benefits for at least another 40 years! The recent episodes offering business advice around the Covid crisis have been fantastic, and some of Luke Carlson’s nuggets of wisdom have made me stop in my tracks and inspire me to take new action!

Bissonboy ,

Thought provoking

I have been listening to Lawrences’ podcast for a while. One of the main things I appreciate is how Lawrence has continued to evolve in his interview technique. He has a great ability to mine the gold from some of the greatest minds in the industry, and has been really enjoyable to listen to.

Thank you for the work you do and I look forward to each episode.

Matt BCFC88 ,

Great podcast Lawrence

Listen every week really enjoy! Keep up the good work!

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