We are putting a shoulder into the fitness industry and pushing it forward into the modern digital age. Eric Malzone, the co-founder of Level 5 Mentors, interviews the brightest movers and shakers in the fitness industry. Topics will vary covering best business practices, marketing secrets, technological advances, and much more. If you're a fitness professional, this is how you keep your edge sharp.
Kelsey Ramsden: Mindcure & The Future of Psychedelics
Kelsey Ramsden is the Co-founder and CEO of Mindcure. She has over 15 years of experience founding, scaling, and operating innovative companies across Canada and the Caribbean. She has built multiple 8-figure businesses from the ground up and has twice been named Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur. Kelsey also serves on the Entrepreneurship Council for the University of Western Ontario, where she is also a faculty member teaching Design Thinking. Kelsey holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and published author.
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Chris Ashenden: Athletic Greens & The Beauty in Simplicity
Chris Ashenden is a native of New Zealand, he is a serial entrepreneur, a health and fitness expert, investor and world traveler. Chris’s own wellness journey strikes right at the heart of Athletic Greens’ belief that you can’t achieve your best self without nurturing your body with the essentials.
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Jim Huether: Hyperice & The Hyper-Connected Recovery Ecosystem
Jim Huether is the Chief Executive Officer at Hyperice. He earned his MBA in Finance andMarketing at Loyola Marymount University, joining Hyperice in January 2014 after serving asExecutive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Xenith, LLC, a sports health and technology company at the forefront of head protection. Prior to Xenith, LLC Jim led as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development andStrategy for the Sports Concussion Institute and held senior Marketing and Finance roles atAnschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and Smith Barney, Citigroup.
Under his leadership, Hyperice has grown explosively, placing on the Inc. 500 for five years in a row while defining the international standard for Sport Recovery and Movement EnhancementTechnology. In 2020/2021, Hyperice has inked partnerships with pro-sports leagues to optimize player performance including the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA TOUR and UFC, pro sports teams including English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur, the New Zealand All Blacks, theKansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, Kaulig Racing and most recently the Los AngelesLakers, and introduced its next-generation HyperSmart Technology set to revolutionize recovery and movement. A continuous learner with a real passion for business, Jim prides himself on the team-first culture he has built at Hyperice and looks forward to the Hyper-Connected RecoveryEcosystem that will usher Hyperice into its next and most exciting era.
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Gil Blander : InsideTracker - Your Guardian Angel of Health
Dr. Gil Blander is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of aging and translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. He leads a team of biology, nutrition & exercise physiology experts, and computer scientists at InsideTracker, and has been featured in CNN Money, The New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, The Boston Globe to name a few.
Dr. Gil Blander received a Ph.D. in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his Post Doctoral fellowship at MIT before finding InsideTracker. The InsideTracker platform analyzes key biochemical and physiological markers and applies algorithms and large scientific databases to determine optimal zones for each marker. The system then provides nutrition, exercise, supplements, and lifestyle interventions that empower people to optimize their markers, increase vitality, improve overall health, and athletic performance and extend healthspan.
Adam Sedlack: UFC Gyms & Returning To A 3D World
Adam Sedlack is an experienced with a demonstrated history of excelling in the health wellness and fitness industry. Highly skilled in Negotiation, Lease Process, Budgeting, Coaching, Marketing, Digital and overall Operations. Had the honor to be selected by NeV co-founders of UFC GYM. UFC Gym now is under development in 37 countries around the globe and is known as the worldwide leader in MMA conditioning. Through the growth of UFC Gym, expertise around domestic/international operations and development has been achieved.
Stuart Brauer: Navigating Your Brand Through Social Uncertainty
Stuart Brauer is a 15-year student of strength and conditioning, and he was fortunate to find CrossFit in 2006. Since then he's dedicated his life to building a fitness business simply based on the pursuit of excellence. From humble beginnings making three figures and running park workouts to owning a million-dollar gym, he's now ventured into business consulting for gym owners looking to chase their dream.
He also helps owners solve their business problems through direct coaching and create entertaining + educational content for micro gym owners in the fitness industry via the handle WTF Gym Talk.
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The Gym of 2025
Great resource for insight on the future of fitness! Eric’s interviewing style and range of guests makes this a must subscribe for any fitness facility owner or trainer that wants to know about what lies ahead.