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Fitness is an industry of entrepreneurs and visionaries, a place where innovation changes the world. These are the stories of the men and women behind those innovations.

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Fitness is an industry of entrepreneurs and visionaries, a place where innovation changes the world. These are the stories of the men and women behind those innovations.

    Ep 13: John Aglialoro

    Ep 13: John Aglialoro

    It may not seem special to see treadmills in a gym today, but when John Aglialoro saw a use for a heart-testing tool as a means to run indoors, it changed the course of the fitness industry forever. In this episode of Gym Class, Aglialoro, the chairman and CEO of Cybex joins Hossein and Leigh to talk treadmills, economics and the challenge of getting the world to value exercise. Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 50 min
    Ep 12: Jim Worthington

    Ep 12: Jim Worthington

    Few people in the fitness industry are as self-effacing as Jim Worthington, but it becomes hard to believe when you hear what this former gym manager, professional racquetball player and hometown kid has turned the Newtown Athletic Club into over the past 30 years. In this episode, Jim joins Leigh and Hossein to discuss creating a Lifestyle Club, his lessons learned in life and the best place to get a cheesesteak in Philly. Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 11: David Von Storch

    Ep 11: David Von Storch

    David Von Storch's story of success began when a mysterious buyer made an offer he couldn't refuse on his first business: a nightclub in Washington, D.C. With the capital from that sale, Von Storch went on to create one of the most exciting fitness clubs in the country, VIDA Fitness. In this episode of "Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness," Von Storch joins Hossein and Leigh to discuss operating a club with a city vibe, the differences between running a restaurant and a gym, and how he plans to expand his empire. Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 54 min
    Ep 10: Randy Hetrick

    Ep 10: Randy Hetrick

    Randy Hetrick is the creator of the TRX Suspension Trainer and the founder of TRX. Inventing a workout while operating in a war zone probably makes Hetrick's story one of the most interesting the fitness industry has ever known. But it's what he has done afterward that is just as incredible. In this episode of "Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness," Hetrick, a former Navy Seal, joins Hossein and Leigh to tell the start-up stories that have led to one of the most innovative new products to hit the fitness industry in years. Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 9: Phil Wendel

    Ep 9: Phil Wendel

    Phil Wendel was a high school teacher in 1967 looking to make extra cash when a friend asked him to help chaperone a junior high trip to Washington, DC. That trip spurred an idea that turned into Lakeland Tours and made him a millionaire. It also gave him the bug to dive into another business – opening the first Atlantic Coast Athletic Club in 1984. On this episode of “Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness” Phil joins Hossein and Leigh to talk about medical fitness, entrepreneurship and how he learned that he had to pay attention to his clubs if they were ever going to succeed.  Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 51 min
    Ep 8: Tom Campanaro

    Ep 8: Tom Campanaro

    Total Gym founder Tom Campanaro was wrapping up a bodybuilding career when he and his partners thought up a creation that improved upon an idea dating back to the 1800s. Then they hit the road to find anybody who might find their new invention useful. But it was the emergence of cable television that launched them into a new stratosphere of success. Through infomercials, Total Gym took off.In this episode of "Gym Class: Heroes of Fitness," Campanaro joins Leigh and Hossein to tell the true story behind what is arguably the world's best-known fitness brand. Presented by iClubs and Motionsoft

    • 52 min

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