We are putting a shoulder into the fitness industry and pushing it forward into the modern digital age. Eric Malzone, a 14-year industry veteran, entrepreneur, advisor, and coach, interviews the brightest movers and shakers in the fitness and health industries. Interviewing some of the industry's top executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders, topics will vary covering cutting edge technology, entrepreneurship, hot industry trends, and so much more. If you're in or around the industry, this is how you keep your edge sharp.
Bruce Smith - Hydrow & Live Outdoor Reality
Join host Eric Malzone in this engaging podcast as he sits down with Bruce Smith, the CEO and founder of Hydrow. Bruce delves into the world of creating an immersive rowing experience at home, emphasizing the importance of capturing the essence of rowing and translating it into a digital experience. Learn how Hydrow combines software and hardware to offer a unique fitness journey with "live outdoor reality" workouts that keep users motivated. Discover how the pandemic has shaped the fitness industry, the future of personalized fitness, and Hydro's commitment to delivering real value to its members. Plus, gain insights into the company's current status and its vision for making rowing a transformative fitness modality.
Tom Dowd - The Future of F45
In this episode, host Eric Malzone sits down with special guest Tom Dowd to dive deep into the evolution and future prospects of F45. Tom shares his journey of getting involved with F45, initially through an investment with Mark Wahlberg, and sheds light on the challenges the company encountered along the way, including operational efficiency and profitability issues. Drawing from his extensive background, including 25 years at GNC, Tom discusses how his experiences prepared him for his pivotal role at F45. He reveals his passion for tackling challenges and revitalizing businesses. Tom unravels the reasons behind F45's decision to go public and later delist, underscoring the benefits of remaining a private company regarding flexibility and cost-effectiveness, especially in the fitness industry.
The episode culminates with Tom Dowd outlining his vision for F45's future, focusing on maximizing their existing concepts, robust franchisee support, and expansion plans into markets like Asia and North America. Tune in for insights into leadership, growth, and the promising path ahead for F45.
Mike Arce - Loud Rumor & Fundamental Principles for More Profitable Gyms
In this episode, host Eric Malzone interviews Mike Arce, CEO, and Founder of Loud Rumor, as they delve into various aspects of helping gym owners succeed in the fitness industry. Mike emphasizes the importance of focusing on profit, pricing, and marketing strategies while highlighting the distinction between business owners and entrepreneurs. He discusses Loud Rumor's purpose, the significance of profit over revenue, and marketing strategies beyond social media ads. Mike also shares insights into price manipulation as a profit booster, overcoming price increase anxiety, and the role of continuous product improvement in marketing. Mike provides valuable insights for gym owners looking to achieve financial success and innovate in the fitness industry.
Mike Taylor - BeaverFit & Bespoke Training Solutions
In this episode, join us in an exhilarating conversation with special guest Mike Taylor, co-founder of BeaverFit. Prepare to be inspired as Mike delves into the captivating story of BeaverFit's rise as a pioneer in outdoor fitness solutions. From their humble beginnings as a niche rig business in the UK to becoming industry leaders in container gyms and military-grade fitness equipment, Mike unveils the remarkable journey that shaped BeaverFit's trajectory. Discover the core elements that fuel BeaverFit's triumph, including their unwavering team synergy, service-driven ethos, nimble problem-solving, and relentless pursuit of advancement. Explore their collaborations with fitness franchises, innovative military training equipment, and a holistic "human weapon system" approach to optimize performance. Join us to explore the crossroads of innovation, customization, and holistic fitness that defines BeaverFit's extraordinary contributions to the future of fitness.
Juliet Starrett & Alex Alimanestianu - Industry Deep Dive: Planet Fitness, Xponential, Life Time, Fuzzy Panda, Semaglutide, & "Built To Move"
Join host Eric Malzone in a series of enlightening podcast episodes as he sits down with industry titans Juliet Starrett and Alex Alimanestianu on the Future Fitness Podcast's Industry Round Table. In this episode, they unravel the intricate threads of the fitness and wellness world. From dissecting the remarkable financial rebounds of key players like Planet Fitness, Life Time, and Xponential post-COVID, to delving into the profound implications of revolutionary pharmaceutical advancements like semaglutide, the trio navigates the terrain with expertise and candor. The conversations not only traverse the economic and scientific aspects but also touch on the essence of holistic health, urging listeners to embrace accessible wellness benchmarks and uncomplicated daily routines. Tune in for MORE!
Dan Freed - Thesis & The Rise of Nootropics
In this episode, Eric Malzone interviews Dan Freed, the visionary founder of a groundbreaking nootropics company called "Thesis". Tune in as Dan shares his remarkable journey from overcoming personal challenges to creating a thriving business that transforms lives through cognitive enhancement. Discover how Dan's personal experience with ADHD and nootropics led to a transformative shift in his focus, confidence, and academic success. Delve into the innovative approach to product development that emphasizes individualization and experimentation, and explore the exciting potential of human optimization and longevity. Gain valuable insights into entrepreneurship, culture-building, and the dynamic landscape of the rapidly growing nootropics industry. Don't miss this engaging conversation that highlights the power of innovation, customization, and personal growth in the pursuit of enhanced cognitive function and overall well-being.
Great insights from a long time industry practitioner. I always learn something from every show!
I like the variety of topics this podcast hits.
I like the variety of topics this podcast hits, from fitness to entrepreneurship and how it's motivating to start living a healthy life!
Outstanding Podcast - Thank You!
Thank you for offering such interesting and informative discussions to the fitness community! I am an avid fan and appreciate you- keep up these incredible podcasts!