234 episodes

Welcome to the Fitness Business Asia podcast, hosted by BASE founder and CEO Jack Thomas - a show with a strong and powerful mission to raise the standards of Asia’s fitness industry.

If you’re an ambitious gym owner, fitness manager, investor in the wellness industry or a coach that wants to get into the business side of fitness, this weekly resource will help you raise your game.

Fitness Business Asia Podcast Jack Thomas

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to the Fitness Business Asia podcast, hosted by BASE founder and CEO Jack Thomas - a show with a strong and powerful mission to raise the standards of Asia’s fitness industry.

If you’re an ambitious gym owner, fitness manager, investor in the wellness industry or a coach that wants to get into the business side of fitness, this weekly resource will help you raise your game.

    Building strong teams with shared values and a powerful mission - with Bill Davis, CEO of ABC Fitness Solutions

    Building strong teams with shared values and a powerful mission - with Bill Davis, CEO of ABC Fitness Solutions

    Bill Davis is CEO of ABC Fitness Solutions, the recent acquirer of Glofox. ABC also owns Trainerize and Gym Sales, two leading fitness companies. Bill talks about building and running a strong team, how the Glofox acquisition came about and what the data from 391 million (and counting) workouts has shown.
    If you missed last week’s interview with Conor O’Loughlin, go back to episode 225 to check it out (see below for links).
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    Glofox: Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
    ClassPass: The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    MyZone: Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Maya Agency: Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
     
    GUEST RESOURCES
    Glofox
    ABC Fitness Solutions
    Conor O’Loughlin Interview - Apple Podcasts
    Conor O’Loughlin Interview - Spotify Podcasts
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 53 min
    From Idea To Acquisition: The Glofox Story - with Conor O’Loughlin, Co-founder & CEO

    From Idea To Acquisition: The Glofox Story - with Conor O’Loughlin, Co-founder & CEO

    Glofox has built an incredible gym management platform that was born over a pint of Guiness in Dublin and is now one of biggest and most respected fitness industry softwares out there. Here is their inspiring story from co-founder Conor O’Loughlin.
    Glofox: Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    ClassPass: The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    MyZone: Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Maya Agency: Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
     
    GUEST RESOURCES
    Glofox
    Conor O’Loughlin LinkedIn
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 56 min
    Fitness Industry Trends for 2022-2023 - with Sam Canavan of ClassPass [Part 2 of 2]

    Fitness Industry Trends for 2022-2023 - with Sam Canavan of ClassPass [Part 2 of 2]

    We welcome back Sam Canavan, MD of Asia Pacific for ClassPass for part 2 of our interview, with today focusing on the fitness industry trends we can expect to see over the next few years.
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    ClassPass: The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    MyZone: Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Maya Agency: Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
    Glofox: Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
     
    GUEST RESOURCES
    ClassPass
    Studio Partner Page
    Sam Canavan LinkedIn
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 48 min
    What the data shows us on Asia’s fitness markets in 2022 - with Sam Canavan of ClassPass [Part 1 of 2]

    What the data shows us on Asia’s fitness markets in 2022 - with Sam Canavan of ClassPass [Part 1 of 2]

    Sam Canavan, MD of Asia Pacific for ClassPass joins the show to talk about what some of the data is showing us in the region’s markets and recovery, as well as some of the missed opportunities for gyms in creating a differentiated marketing message.
    Through his role at ClassPass, Sam has a great overview of the fitness industry in Asia and how it compares to other markets, making this episode a must-listen.
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    ClassPass: The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    MyZone: Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Maya Agency: Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
    Glofox: Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
     
    GUEST RESOURCES
    ClassPass
    Studio Partner Page
    Sam Canavan LinkedIn
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Is there such a thing as ‘too much’ community in your business?

    Is there such a thing as ‘too much’ community in your business?

    Is your ‘community’ your strength or your weakness? Do you call your staff ‘team’ or ‘family’? What should you do if a group of members want to change aspects of your fitness concept? Just some of the questions answered in today’s podcast on what this buzzword can mean for your business.
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    ClassPass
    ⮕ The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    Maya Agency
    ⮕ Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
    MyZone
    ⮕ Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Glofox
    ⮕ Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 17 min
    Barry and Shay Kostabi: How to create an incredible member experience

    Barry and Shay Kostabi: How to create an incredible member experience

    Group class experience experts Barry and Shay Kostabi return to the show to share with us how to build the foundations for a strong and successful brand, mission and member experience.
    If you find yourself looking at prices as a way to bring in and keep members, this episode will be perfect for you.
    Episode 86: Barry and Shay on creating an incredible digital experience
    Jack Thomas on the Fitness Career Mastery Podcast
     
    PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE SHOW
    Glofox
    ⮕ Innovative and comprehensive fitness management software
    ⮕ Glofox Website
    ClassPass
    ⮕ The app for all things fitness, spa & beauty
    ⮕ https://classpass.com/partners
    MyZone
    ⮕ Industry-leading heart rate monitor and online social platform for gyms and studios
    ⮕ https://www.myzone.org/
    Maya Agency
    ⮕ Branding, marketing and web development for fitness & wellness businesses
    ⮕ https://maya.agency/
     
    GUEST RESOURCES
    Book a Free Breakthrough Session
    Fitness Career Mastery Instagram
    Group X Conservatory Instagram
     
    SHOW RESOURCES
    Jack Thomas on LinkedIn
    Fitness Business Asia Website
    Fitness Business Asia Instagram

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

newuserTH ,

Love this podcast!

Clear, straight to the point, no nonsense extremely valuable information. Highly recommended!

Jack BASE ,

Top Podcast On Asia’s Fitness Business

Aiming to be the no 1 resource for those in Asia’s fitness industry but also a solid source of information and inspiration wherever you’re based.

SanTekasub ,

Jack doesn't waste your time.

It's a very well structured podcast that obviously has a lot of thoughts behind it. I'm subscribing.

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