Open Gym amplifies the voices, experiences, & insights of some of the brightest minds in the gym business. New conversations every Tuesday morning.
Are you looking to help at-risk kids in your area?
Leora Hafri is the executive director of the Steve's Club National Program. Alongside more than 20 gyms running local clubs, they are working hard to get fitness, community, & mentorship to at-risk kids all over the country.
Why does representation at the highest level matter?
SayKay Brown and Cam Brown co-own CrossFit HCS in Michigan. Together, they started Robin Hood Fitness, a nonprofit aiming for a "redistribution of health." We talk about their hopes for the future of diversity in CrossFit.
What's it look like to be in it for the long haul?
Adam Kramer is a coach & mentor at the Green Beret Project, an organization providing long-term mentoring to at-risk youth. They do that by providing opportunities, demanding discipline, & teaching them how to get healthy.
Can passion & patience help overcome the odds?
Adam Kramer has been helping the Green Beret Project grow since 2016. Their mission: to provide long-term mentoring to at-risk youth by building relationships, providing opportunities, & teaching them about discipline & health.
How can you borrow other peoples' experience?
Ben Davis is the founder of Noble Clay Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia. In part two of our conversation about the gym, Ben talks about how he was able to build an experienced team who are helping him see the mission come to life.
Is individual design better for the underserved?
Ben Davis is the founder of Noble Clay Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia. Together with his team, he's working to build the YMCA of functional fitness. In the first of a two-part conversation, he explains how & why he's doing that.