70 episodes

Welcome to the Gymnazo Podcast where you get to peak behind the curtains of what it takes to create and run a 7-figure fitness facility that ranks in the top 5% of boutique fitness studios for revenue. But to be honest, that’s the least interesting thing about us. Founded by Michael Hughes, Gymnazo has created an eco-system of services that blend performance with restoration techniques and attracts top coaches to its facility.

Hosted by owners Paden and Michael Hughes and their top coaches, this podcast shares their best practices on everything from how to build a sustainable fitness business, to how to program for maximum results, to how to build a hybrid training model (online and in person), marketing secrets, movement innovation and breaking down trends in the industry. If you're a fitness professional or fitness business owner, this is where you learn how to sharpen your skills and see maximum results.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to the Gymnazo Podcast where you get to peak behind the curtains of what it takes to create and run a 7-figure fitness facility that ranks in the top 5% of boutique fitness studios for revenue. But to be honest, that’s the least interesting thing about us. Founded by Michael Hughes, Gymnazo has created an eco-system of services that blend performance with restoration techniques and attracts top coaches to its facility.

Hosted by owners Paden and Michael Hughes and their top coaches, this podcast shares their best practices on everything from how to build a sustainable fitness business, to how to program for maximum results, to how to build a hybrid training model (online and in person), marketing secrets, movement innovation and breaking down trends in the industry. If you're a fitness professional or fitness business owner, this is where you learn how to sharpen your skills and see maximum results.

    3D Movement: Enhancing Body Awareness and Joy

    3D Movement: Enhancing Body Awareness and Joy

    In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of connecting with the body through movement and fascia. Nick shares insights from Tom Myers' work on fascia and its impact on consciousness, while CJ discusses his observations from his Kinesiology studies and practical experiences with cadaver tissue. Together, they explore the profound effects of 3D programming on body awareness and joy, and the limitless potential of movement programming. Listeners will learn about the principles of fitness programming, the importance of storytelling in movement, and the significance of bridging body and mind through breathwork. CJ emphasizes embracing discomfort, building community, and personal growth through dynamic functional training.
    Key Takeaways:Fascia and Consciousness: Understanding how fascia connects to overall body consciousness and the importance of movement in this connection.Body Awareness: Insights into how 3D programming enhances body awareness and joy, moving beyond traditional fitness metrics.Infinite Growth: Exploring the limitless potential of the human body through movement and biomechanics.Storytelling in Fitness: The importance of creating a narrative through movement to connect with one's body and personal growth.Bridging Body and Mind: Techniques to improve body awareness and connection through movement and breathwork, emphasizing emotional and physical integration.
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    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn how to apply them to your training sessions so you can help your clients move better and pain-free, click here to be a part of our next mentorship class.
    Stay in Touch! Connect with Nick:
    IG: @focused_training_
    Connect with CJ:
    IG: @movement_exploration_channel
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Revolutionizing Boutique Fitness: Sustainable Growth, Career Development, and Industry Trends

    Revolutionizing Boutique Fitness: Sustainable Growth, Career Development, and Industry Trends

    In this episode, CEO and Founder of Gymnazo, Michael Hughes discusses the future of boutique fitness, highlighting trends, innovations, and strategies in the industry. He emphasized the importance of movement training, personalized care, and sustainable scalability.
    Michael also discussed the challenges of growing a team in the health and fitness industry and the need for trainers to adapt to the growing trend of boutique services. Additionally, he shared his insights on establishing a long-lasting career as a personal trainer, emphasizing the importance of offering more than the standard quo, prioritizing personal and professional growth, setting clear goals, and creating a well-defined action plan.
    Shownotes:
    0:52 Future of boutique fitness industry with insights from industry leaders.
    6:13 Personal training career sustainability and growth.
    11:14 Movement as medicine, gym business models, and the importance of muscle building for overall health.
    15:51 Setting goals and creating a plan for success in the fitness industry.
    21:23 Growing a team in the fitness industry, challenges and solutions.
    26:33 Fitness industry trends, focusing on blending restoration with exercise.
    30:43 The growth of boutique fitness and the need for trainers to provide sustainable, impactful coaching.
    35:42 Industry trends and the need for movement coaches.
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    Learn how to lead a restoration-based group class - in this free PDF, get the outline for how to lead your clients through a 45-minute restorative session that utilizes foam rolling, stretching and light functional movement, leaving them feeling refreshed, revitalized and oftentimes pain-free.
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    • 39 min
    7 Skills for Reaching Your Full Potential as a Movement Coach

    7 Skills for Reaching Your Full Potential as a Movement Coach

    Welcome to the Gymnazo Podcast! In this episode, join us as we delve into the core skills every personal trainer needs to succeed in the competitive fitness industry. Our host and Founder of Gymnazo, Michael Hughes, a renowned expert in fitness entrepreneurship, shares invaluable insights and proven strategies to help personal trainers elevate their game and stand out in today's dynamic market.
    Michael dives deep into the essential skills that set top-tier personal trainers apart. From conducting comprehensive movement assessments to effectively addressing musculoskeletal dysfunctions, they leave no stone unturned. Learn how to master communication, deliver exceptional customer service, and craft sustainable training programs that yield remarkable results for your clients.
    Discover the importance of understanding client needs and goals, and gain valuable insights into tackling movement pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Michael sheds light on the limitations of traditional assessment methods and introduces innovative techniques for achieving optimal client outcomes.
    Moreover, this episode explores the nuances of client motivation and communication, delving into the psychology of personality types and their communication styles. Gain practical tips on tailoring your coaching approach to different personalities, and creating personalized training experiences that drive client satisfaction and loyalty.
    Whether you're a seasoned fitness professional or just starting out, this episode equips you with the tools and strategies you need to thrive in the competitive world of fitness training. Tune in now and unlock the secrets to success with Michael Hughes on the Gymnazo Podcast!
    Resources:
    If you want to learn more about the Multi-Dimensional Movement Coach (MDMC) Mentorship, check this out.
    If you want to join us for a live 2 day in person workshop at our headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California, we're hosting a 3D Movement Workshop even April 20-21, 2024. Tickets are $299 (unless you're a MDMC student or grad, then it's free!)
    Links:
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Unlocking Sustainable Vitality: The 3D Movement Approach

    Unlocking Sustainable Vitality: The 3D Movement Approach

    Join us in this episode as we delve into the essence of movement and fitness beyond mere workouts. Discover the transformative power of integrating intentional, multidimensional movements into your daily routine.
    From understanding movement patterns to structuring sustainable workout programs, we explore how to build vitality that lasts a lifetime. Learn how to infuse creativity, purpose, and progression into your fitness journey, and unlock the secrets to achieving holistic well-being through movement.
    Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or a seasoned trainer, this podcast offers invaluable insights to elevate your approach to fitness and cultivate sustainable vitality.
    Resources:
    If you want to learn more about the Multi-Dimensional Movement Coach (MDMC) Mentorship, check this out.
    If you want to join us for a live 2 day in person workshop at our headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California, we're hosting a 3D Movement Workshop even April 20-21, 2024. Tickets are $299 (unless you're a MDMC student or grad, then it's free!)
    Links:
    Connect with us on Instagram.
    Connect with us on Tiktok.

    • 1 hr
    Crucial Crossroads: Identifying the Right Time for Fitness Education

    Crucial Crossroads: Identifying the Right Time for Fitness Education

    Join Gymnazo Founders, Paden and Michael Hughes in this enlightening episode as we delve into the journey of Michael, a kinesiology graduate turned successful personal trainer and 7 figure gym owner. We address a burning question in the fitness industry: when is the right time to invest in your education as a personal trainer? Discover how to identify your knowledge gaps and explore the most effective educational pathways to establish a solid foundation for your expertise.
    We dissect the crucial disparity between quick-fix weekend certifications focused on single modalities and the invaluable depth offered by comprehensive systems that integrate scientific principles with the intricacies of human physiology. Plus, don't miss out on an exclusive preview of our forthcoming program, the MultiDimensional Movement Coach Mentorship, designed to empower fitness professionals like you to excel in a dynamic and multidimensional fitness landscape.
    Tune in for invaluable insights, practical tips, and a glimpse into the transformative potential of holistic education in the fitness industry. Whether you're a seasoned personal trainer or just embarking on your fitness career, this episode is packed with actionable wisdom to elevate your journey to the next level.
    Resources:
    If you want to learn more about the MultiDimensional Movement Coach (MDMC) Mentorship, check this out.
    If you want to join us for a live 2 day in person workshop at our headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California, we're hosting a 3D Movement Workshop even April 20-21, 2024. Tickets are $299 (unless you're a MDMC student or grad, then it's free!)
    Links:
    Connect with us on Instagram.
    Connect with us on Tiktok.

    • 42 min
    Fitness Education Has a Problem...

    Fitness Education Has a Problem...

    In this episode, Gymnazo Founder Michael Hughes reflects on a recent conversation that he had with a college professor and dean about the standard of education in our country.
    This episode explores topics that dive deep into the fabric of "How" we get taught to think and process learning as we go through our educational journey. The traditional educational system we are currently in does a great job of producing a certain type of learner or professional.
    In this episode, Michael questions whether or not our educational system is teaching its students to ask the right questions and how it is massively affecting the healthcare system and the way the fitness industry has coached its clients. Perhaps there is a better process!
    Connect with Michael
    IG: @3D_Athlete
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
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    Join The Movement Collective Discord Community
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, click here!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Favorite Friday Podcast

Every Friday I listen to this amazing group of fitness practitioners while I cook dinner! They celebrate our God given gift of movement daily! Put them on your list! Fun and so informative!!

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The next wave of growth

An amazing tool to get you fired up about the fitness industry. I’m excited for more to come from this channel!

Clinton J K ,

Thought Provoking

This podcast is FIRE! Love hearing from different people in this organization as they breakdown fitness, performance, and restoration from the science to the business. Gives good insight into what it takes to be a successful business that builds great leaders in the health and fitness industry. Thanks for your compassion and thought provoking content Gymnazo!!

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