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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

    258: Open Swim!

    258: Open Swim!

    You know what they say, “When Kim’s away, the co-hosts will play….”


    Maybe that’s not the saying, but this one is a hoot! It’s no secret that your co-hosts have become fast friends over the years on the mic together, so in this episode, you’ll get a glimpse of what it’s like when the crew gets together (minus one). Expect no structure. Expect no specific topic of discussion. Expect lots of laughs, and know that you’ll likely walk away feeling a little lighter.


    Gloria dishes on her latest crush, you’ll hear about Dylan’s “other” cat, and Drew is buying a cow but also used to be in that business. (These are the things you won’t hear on most episodes - except Gloria’s crushes, of course.)


    And you’ll also hear some insider scoop about the latest happenings with the FTA (Floatation Tank Association), because we’re not all fun and games. And just like our group text messages, you might think the conversation is winding down, but then it picks back up with someone crying over Shark Tank.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    257: Hiring a Manager

    257: Hiring a Manager

    When is it time to hire a manager? Why would you? What do you look for if you make the choice? The gang dives in on this weeks episode!


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    • 37 min
    256: Breathwork with Samuel Whiting

    256: Breathwork with Samuel Whiting

    One of the 2022 Float Conference speakers joined the crew to talk about some deep business - the power of the breath. Samuel Whiting was gracious enough to join the 2020 Virtual Float Conference and share his breathwork expertise, and he’ll be coming back again to Portland, Maine, to offer an experiential workshop, as well as a main stage talk about the power of the breath when combined with the float practice.


    In this episode, you’ll be mesmerized by Samuel’s voice, inspired by his passion for creating awareness and disrupting “business as usual” in order to explore the intersection of the brain, body, and breath. He shares about the science and the spirit of using the breath for physiological adaptation.


    Links
    Samuelwhiting.com
    Instagram: @whitingenergy


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    • 39 min
    255: Float Conference 2022 - Portland Maine with James and Amy Harder

    255: Float Conference 2022 - Portland Maine with James and Amy Harder

    If you haven’t heard about it, there’s a big event happening in Portland, Maine. Some might even call it the Maine Event - the 2022 Float Conference!


    We’re incredibly excited to hear from the local liaisons for this year’s conference - James and Amy Harder, who also serve on the Board of Directors and special committees for the conference. They’re not only two of the coolest humans on the planet, but they’re also amazing event hosts and have a ton of great fun planned for us in August!


    You’ll hear a bit about things you can do in this beautiful, coastal city - from whale watching to partaking in “nature’s cold plunge”. There’s so much magic to be had by arriving early or staying late, exploring the sites, and making lifelong connections with the best people on the planet. As small business owners, fitting in a vacation can be a challenge, so just squeeze it in with the conference!


    Jack White will be performing at the Cross Arena just days before we all arrive, using the same space as us, so you know it’s going to be legendary.


    (P.S. Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for a surprise visual at the end that you don’t want to miss!)


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    I-Sopod Float Tank
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    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
    Support Art of the Float

    • 44 min
    254: We Ain't Inflation Proof

    254: We Ain't Inflation Proof

    Inflaaaaaation! Yup. We said it. Many of us in the float world are feeling it - inflation has been an issue for a long while now, and it’s starting to make an impact for many businesses that rely on disposable income spending.


    From gas prices to the other G word - Groupon - you’ll hear what’s happening across our co-hosts’ centers, including those who have been running strong schedules at capacity for a while. Someone might start driving a truck, someone is giving away services, and someone is looking for more ways to connect with local businesses.


    For added fun, you’ll hear from a podcast crasher near the end of the episode!


    Be sure to take notes on nurturing your current guests, how to bring in new audiences, and being smart with your spending.


    Links
    Art of the Float Groupon Episode
    Search Art of the Float for Groupon articles and episodes


    Sponsors
    HelmBot
    I-Sopod Float Tank
    Mindfull Solutions
    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
    Support Art of the Float

    • 1 hr 2 min
    253: Wearing all the Hats with Kelly Caldwell

    253: Wearing all the Hats with Kelly Caldwell

    We’ve said it before, and our guest on this episode proves it’s true - float center owners are a special breed. Sure, we could just own one business and run it, but why do that when we can run MULTIPLE businesses?!


    Kelly Caldwell, who owns Drift Float Spa in Greenville, SC, joins Kim and Drew in this episode to talk about wearing all the hats, including providing consulting services and selling float pods!


    You’ll hear all the details about Float Spa pods that drain and filter 100% of the solution after each guest, as well as some unique features like aromatherapy, but you’ll also hear how Kelly offers SIX services at her center. She also dives into some hiring strategies, including her theory on asking why you might want to ask potential new employees if it bothers them to hear people chewing, why it’s a good idea to delegate and outsource some of your work, and how to grow your team so you don’t have to be the one to do it all. (And of course, that might lead to you starting another side venture like she has!)


    Kelly will also have a sponsor table at the Float Conference in Portland, Maine this August, so be sure to stop by and say hello!


    Sponsors
    Drift Greenville - Start a Float Spa
    HelmBot
    I-Sopod Float Tank
    Mindfull Solutions
    [Art of the Float Store](Shop.artofthefloat.com)
    Support Art of the Float

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Drunkbad ,

Industry Leaders on a Mission

Love these folks, Dylan, Gloria, Kim & Drew are so kind and share everything they know about everything running your float center!

ElliottLMT ,

Great Pod!

Excellent weekly podcast for current or future float center owners! Dylan is the man!

BVP663 ,

Fun and engaging podcast

I love the hosts and their perspectives on the floating industry.

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