64 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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    • 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.

    Grant Thomas on Exploring & Integrating the Spiritual Side of Movement

    Grant Thomas on Exploring & Integrating the Spiritual Side of Movement

    In this episode, Director of Programming at Gymnazo CJ Kobliska, sits down with Movement Specialist and Creator of Smoov Moves Grant Thomas. They explore topics like what it means to be strong, integrating intentions and awareness into movement, the differences between a movement matrix and movement pattern, and a whole lot more!
    About Grant Thomas:
    Grant is a movement specialist that dances in the realms of bodyweight strength, rhythm, and various forms of play. His deep dive into movement began with chronic back pain at age 19 which led him down an alternative path to physical training, mentality, and holistic health. Today, Grant empowers individuals to create their own movement legacy through SMOOV Moves, an online fitness platform that focuses on foundational movement, practical strength and skill development. You can find Grant in the park crawling on the grass, spinning the rope and kicking the hacky sack around for hours on end.
    Connect with Grant:
    IG: @grantsthomas @smoovmoves
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_aUjXGesQJd3Xf2Qb1gEIw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_aUjXGesQJd3Xf2Qb1gEIw)
    Connect with CJ
    IG: @movement_exploration_channel
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head tohttps://my.captivate.fm/www.joinmdmc.com ( www.joinmdmc.com)!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    We Aren't Doing Enough to Help People Move Better

    We Aren't Doing Enough to Help People Move Better

    In this episode, CEO and Founder of Gymnazo Michael Hughes, talks about how we - as trainers, therapists, doctors, medical staff, etc. - can be doing more to help people move better. He talks about where the opportunities are in fitness and what we can do with those opportunities. This episode is a rally cry to the trainer who really wants to move the needle forward within the fitness industry by helping push it into its next evolution. So if that's you, make sure to give this episode a listen!
    Connect with Michael:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/3d_athlete/?hl=en (@3d_athlete)
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head tohttps://my.captivate.fm/www.joinmdmc.com ( joinmdmc.com) to be a part of our next mentorship class.

    • 30 min
    Principles Based Thinking vs "Evidenced" Based Thinking in Fitness

    Principles Based Thinking vs "Evidenced" Based Thinking in Fitness

    In this episode, CEO and Founder of Gymnazo EDU Michael Hughes, chats with Director of Programming at Gymnazo and Functional Movement Specialist CJ Kobliska on what the differences are between HOW to think and WHAT to think and how to discern what is truth within the fitness industry.
    Connect with Michael:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/3d_athlete/?hl=en (@3d_athlete)
    Connect with CJ:
    IG:https://www.instagram.com/movement_exploration_channel/?hl=en ( @movement_exploration_channel)
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head tohttps://my.captivate.fm/www.joinmdmc.com ( joinmdmc.com) to be a part of our next mentorship class.

    • 53 min
    Chi Torque, Coiling and Movement Communication with DJ Murakami and Chris Chamberlain

    Chi Torque, Coiling and Movement Communication with DJ Murakami and Chris Chamberlain

    In this episode, Functional Movement Specialist and Director of Programming at Gymnazo CJ Kobliska, sits down with Chi Torque course creator DJ Murakami and Program Director at Weckmethod Chris Chamberlin. In this episode they cover their experiences with psychedelics and how that has helped them expand their movement practices to deeper levels, what is chi torque and how it came to be, how to build better communication with your body and more!
    DJ Murakami is a trainer with 15+ years experience in Southern California. He is a movement libertarian, the owner of Human Strong Training and the creator of the Chi Torque Course, Torque Stick Course, Predator Protocol Program
    Connect with DJ:
    IG: @https://www.instagram.com/strongcamps/?hl=en (strongcamps)
    Chris Chamberlin brings with him a lifetime of personal practice and over 15 years of coaching experience in the field of health and wellness. He has worked with individuals of all ages and abilities including world class athletes. His passion for educating others has led him to his current role as Lead Educator and Director of Programming at Weckmethod. Here he continues his unrelenting pursuit to master.
    Connect with Chris:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/_christopher.chamberlin_/?hl=en (@_christoper.chamberlin_)
    Connect with CJ:
    IG:https://www.instagram.com/movement_exploration_channel/?hl=en ( @movement_exploration_channel)
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head tohttps://my.captivate.fm/www.joinmdmc.com ( joinmdmc.com) to be a part of our next mentorship class.

    • 57 min
    From Debilitating Back Pain to Confident Movement Specialist with Katrina Ackerman

    From Debilitating Back Pain to Confident Movement Specialist with Katrina Ackerman

    In this episode, Director of Programming at Gymnazo CJ Kobliska, sits down with Functional Movement Specialist and recently graduated Multi-Dimensional Movement Coach Katrina Ackerman, to talk about her journey from chronic debilitating back pain to workout out at Gymnazo to becoming a Functional Movement Specialist. If you're interested in becoming a trainer or you're looking to understand what makes a Functional Movement Specialist, this is a great episode for you!
    Connect with CJ:
    IG:https://www.instagram.com/movement_exploration_channel/?hl=en ( @movement_exploration_channel)
    Connect with Katrina
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/katrina_ack/?hl=en (@katrina_ack)
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head to www.gymnazoedu.com to join our mentorship program and reach the next evolution of your coaching skills.

    • 50 min
    Nomenclature: How to Apply the Language of Movement

    Nomenclature: How to Apply the Language of Movement

    In this episode, Functional Movement Specialist and Director of Programming at Gymnazo, CJ Kobliska sits down with Functional Movement Specialist and Pelvic Core Specialist, Kaleena Ruskin to dive deep into the rabbit hole of nomenclature. They cover what it is, why you should be using it in your programming and they give some examples of how to use it. This is an episode that will help open you up to more streamlined and creative ways of training movement.
    Connect with CJ:
    IG:https://www.instagram.com/movement_exploration_channel/?hl=en ( @movement_exploration_channel)
    Connect with Kaleena:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/kaleena.ruskin/?hl=en (@kaleena.ruskin)
    More from Gymnazo EDU:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnutuW7li3BbbmlqYIdkE4Q (Check out our Youtube)
    Follow us on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gymnazo_edu/?hl=en ( @gymnazo_edu)
    https://gymnazo.thinkific.com/courses/spherical-movement (Start Exploring Your Sphere with the Spherical Movement Course)
    https://discord.gg/QUHcMSfydt (Join The Movement Collective Discord Community)
    To dive deeper into these concepts and learn alongside a team of Movement Specialists and Masters, head tohttps://my.captivate.fm/www.joinmdmc.com ( joinmdmc.com) to be a part of our next mentorship class.

    • 57 min

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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!

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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!!