57 episodes

Starting a gym is easy, right? Well, it may be for some but has taken us several years and we are still learning. In this podcast I will share my experience as a gym owners.

What I will cover:
- How we started
- How we specifically use FaceBook and other platforms for ads
- Collecting payments from clients
- Creating email lists
- Creating content, how to do it and what to think about
- The struggles and the excitement
- Equipment for your gym
- The things I wish I knew (accounting, systems, etc.)
- So much more

Garage Gym Startup Coach David Deleon of OTL Fitness in Austin, Texas

    • Business

Starting a gym is easy, right? Well, it may be for some but has taken us several years and we are still learning. In this podcast I will share my experience as a gym owners.

What I will cover:
- How we started
- How we specifically use FaceBook and other platforms for ads
- Collecting payments from clients
- Creating email lists
- Creating content, how to do it and what to think about
- The struggles and the excitement
- Equipment for your gym
- The things I wish I knew (accounting, systems, etc.)
- So much more

    Episode 36: Apps for better business

    Episode 36: Apps for better business

    I recently received a question from a Garage Gym Start Up listener in regards to scheduling clients and which app we use or suggest (this was in relation to personal training). This gave me the idea of today's episode which is all about apps we use to schedule, run payment/financial history reports, do workout breakdowns and so much more!
    If you want to be great in your fitness business, I would suggest using these apps, or similar ones, in order to make that happen! 
    If you own a garage gym or fitness business check out our previous episodes.

    • 19 min
    Episode 35: Hiring a new coach - My ego in the way

    Episode 35: Hiring a new coach - My ego in the way

    Hiring a new coach (this would be our first one not through the gym if we find someone) has been difficult. Not just finding qualified applicants, but getting my ego out of the way. 
    In this episode I talk about just that, hiring and how I am stopping myself and you may be too.
    Have you hired before? If so, hit me up on instagram @otlfitness and let me know how it went.
    Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    Episode 34: 4 Topics on Business, Coaching and A Big Life Promise

    Episode 34: 4 Topics on Business, Coaching and A Big Life Promise

    In this episode I cover 4 topics in regards to business, life and a big promise I made to my wife because I want bringing too much negativity!
    A big issue we are currently facing in the business is construction next to our building and a big lack of communication from our landlord. 
    If you are a garage gym owner, I think this is a great (and short) episode to check out!

    • 15 min
    Episode 33: A Conversation with Zach Even-Esh

    Episode 33: A Conversation with Zach Even-Esh

    For many years I have used the content and resources Zach Even-Esh has provided both online and in person. From purchasing his books to going through the Underground Strength Coach Certification Zach has really been a go to for me over the years.
    I believe this conversation in important for anyone who is currently training out of their garage or a small space and looking to expand. We also discuss having a job while owning a gym...you may be surprised what Zach says about this and his new endeavors.
    I cannot wait for you all to listen to this one!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 32: A Conversation With Miranda Alcaraz of Street Parking

    Episode 32: A Conversation With Miranda Alcaraz of Street Parking

    Miranda Alcaraz may be remembered by those in the CrossFit community by Miranda Oldroyd, her maiden name. Since her time as a star in the CrossFit games, she and her husband Julian Alcaraz have built one of the most amazing online fitness communities around through their business, Street Parking. 
    I was really excited to have this conversation not only because I think Miranda is awesome, but because we are in a time when online is the way to go. However, it is not for everyone. Not only do you need the smarts for programming, but to truly build an online platform/community you have to have the ability to build brand. You are fighting in a crowded space with a lot of "instagram starts" many of whom are fitness based. Miranda and the Street Parking crews ability to build their brand and their community is truly amazing.
    I hope you all enjoy this episode!

    • 38 min
    Episode 31: What I would do different

    Episode 31: What I would do different

    I sometimes think about what I would have done differently if I could go back knowing what I know now. I wouldn't change much, and honestly, I think it's all a learning process. But, if I could go back, there are a few things I would have done and done differently in order to better prepare myself for the future of OTL Fitness.
    7 years will teach you a lot, but I know I still have a ton to learn.
    I hope you enjoy the episode. Follow our gym @otlfitness on instagram or the show @garagegymstartup.
    Have a great one!

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

Kallepaoli ,

From a guest perspective

As someone who has had the opportunity to be interviewed on several podcasts, I must say that being on the Garage Gym Startup was one of my favorite experiences as a guest.

David and Travis were prepared, asked engaging questions, shared their personal thoughts on the topics at hand without taking away from the message I was trying to get across and ultimately provided a safe place to engage with them and their audience as my most authentic self.

I am thankful for David and Travis, this show and for being a part of the growing community around it.

Zombie Bekah ,

Honest, helpful insights from a small business owner

Whether you are in the health or fitness industry or own any other type of small business, this is great. And if you're interested in fitness either personally or professionally, you'll get a lot out of it from that perspective as well.

Lc123879 ,

Awesome, Real, Straight-forward Podcast

Coach David is a straight forward, honest and genuine guy that has a lot of good experience/advice to those that have similar interest and goals as he.

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