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Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. Each week, we bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brought to you by the Fitness Industry Technology Council, who is mobilizing resources to drive the fitness industry forward, and representing leading companies and organizations to success through collaboration. This show is supported by Vedere Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm helping early mature and late stage enterprises succeed in a new era.

Fitness + Technology Bryan O'Rourke: Fitness Industry Technology Council

    • Business
    • 5.0, 37 Ratings

Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. Each week, we bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brought to you by the Fitness Industry Technology Council, who is mobilizing resources to drive the fitness industry forward, and representing leading companies and organizations to success through collaboration. This show is supported by Vedere Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm helping early mature and late stage enterprises succeed in a new era.

    102 Adopting Technology For Club Operation Success

    102 Adopting Technology For Club Operation Success

    This week, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time colleague Daron Allen to the show. Daron has been in the club business for over 25 years, notably as the CEO of Visual Fitness Planner which specializes in point of sale and customer relationship management support for personal training. This episode focuses on the challenges for club owners in adopting technology and the processes involved in dramatically improving their operations.

    • 29 min
    101 The Revolution Of The Role Of Fitness Professionals And The Future Of Health Coaching

    101 The Revolution Of The Role Of Fitness Professionals And The Future Of Health Coaching

    This week, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Dr. Ted Vickey to the show. Ted is an educator and advisor with over 25 years of experience. He currently works as an assistant professor at Point Loma Nazarene University as a professor of kinesiology and is the founder of FitWell. This episode focuses on the dynamics behind health coaching and the impact of technology for fitness professionals. Bryan and Ted have an open conversation about the trends and what this means for the industry as a whole.

    • 21 min
    100 COVID-19's Impact On Fitness Instructors & Trainers

    100 COVID-19's Impact On Fitness Instructors & Trainers

    This week, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Dan McDonogh. Dan is a fitness leader with over 20 years experience and has played key roles for several global brands including Les Mills, TRX, and Under Armour. He currently works as the Director of Performance Programming for GoodLife Fitness where he continues to drive brand awareness, growth, and retention. This episode focuses on the impact and changes in the marketplace as a result of the pandemic and how industry professionals such as Dan have responded.

    • 23 min
    099 Club Management: Guidelines For Reopening Your Facilities

    099 Club Management: Guidelines For Reopening Your Facilities

    This week, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Tim Keightley to the show. Tim heads up fitness operations and sales as a VP for Texas Family Fitness. His experience track record ranges from creating the largest personal training business in Europe to elevating some of the most successful health club operations in the US. Listeners will hear Tim’s insights into how he and his team used the pandemic to reorganize Texas Family Fitness and implement new guidelines for reopening their facilities.

    • 31 min
    098 Preparing For a Rebirth: The Future of Health Clubs & Gyms Post COVID-19

    098 Preparing For a Rebirth: The Future of Health Clubs & Gyms Post COVID-19

    This week, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time friend and colleague Dana Milkie to the show. Dana is a key executive leader well known and respected throughout the industry including his positions as Senior VP of ABC Financial, President & CEO of InTouch Technology, and now VP of North America at eGym. Listeners will hear Dana’s insights from his new position and how he is changing the direction at eGym as a result the crisis in business shutdown and uncertain consumer behavior.

    • 18 min
    097 Dealing With COVID-19: Partnerships & Strategy In a New Era

    097 Dealing With COVID-19: Partnerships & Strategy In a New Era

    This week, we welcome long time friend and business partner Robert Dyer. Robert is a health club and fitness industry leader with thirty years of experience operating health club business models. His most notable position was CEO of Fitmarc, where he nurtured a team of fitness professionals into the largest distributor of Les Mills group exercise and business solutions in the U.S. Robert’s shares his advice on continuing to operate businesses and how to move forward during these unprecedented times.

    • 23 min

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Always insightful with a finger on the pulse of the reality of business and the future of the industry.

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Very informative podcast

I thoroughly enjoy listening and learning more about this intersection of fitness and technology. This is a must listen to podcast for those interested in these two spaces.

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Superb

I can't believe I didn't know abou this sooner. Thank you! Loving both your shows.Such heartfelt content.

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