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Entrepreneurs in the Health, Active Lifestyle and Outdoor ("HALO") sector sharing their stories

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Entrepreneurs in the Health, Active Lifestyle and Outdoor ("HALO") sector sharing their stories

    Rick Caro, Management Vision

    Rick Caro, Management Vision

    If you've been in the HALO space for any length of time, you've most certainly come across one of the icons in the industry--Rick Caro. Rick is one of the original founders of IHRSA and is now on his 46th year. In this comprehensive, wide ranging discussion, Rick takes us through some of the key markers in the business: EFT, rise of educational programs, the beginnings of HVLP facilities, rise of the boutiques, corporate wellness, and concerns (and excitement!) for the future of the industry.  

    • 32 min
    Vandana Hart, Creator, We Speak Dance

    Vandana Hart, Creator, We Speak Dance

    "When you start with dance, people aren't victims anymore. . .their full potential is reached," states Vandana Hart, creator of the highly regarded Netflix show, We Speak Dance. As a lifelong dancer, Vandana's desire to effect greater change moved her into working with the UN on various humanitarian efforts world wide. Her future plans include launching a We Speak Dance Method which will benefit dancers worldwide on a variety of fronts.

    • 21 min
    Austin Cohen, CEO & Founder FlexIt

    Austin Cohen, CEO & Founder FlexIt

    FlextIt allows users to work out at thousands of fitness clubs across the US at affordable, by-the-minute rates. They're now in 20 states and recently hit their 1000th club to join the platform.  "We're not a discounting service. We're not the cheapest option on the market, and everything we do is owner or operator-centric. Everything is up to their discretion," states CEO Austin Cohen. Listen now to learn more from this seasoned entrepreneur and the incredible growth of FlexIt!

    • 22 min
    Brrrn, Jimmy Martin & Johnny Adamic

    Brrrn, Jimmy Martin & Johnny Adamic

     "We have a baby. . . and its name is Brrrn," laughs Co-Founders Jimmy and Johnny. The initial idea started back in 2013 and, after "hundreds" of no's, they ended up testing their cold weather workout idea at the SixPoint Brewery in Brooklyn!  Listen now to learn about the challenges of starting a concept which was (extremely) non-traditional at the time, debunking the myth that workouts must be hot and sweaty to be effective, the how's and why's of needing to switch your brand messaging and more! 

    • 28 min
    Marco Crespo, Gympass, CEO (US Market)

    Marco Crespo, Gympass, CEO (US Market)

    With a recently raise of $300 million, Gympass has been making huge waves in the HALO sector since they've entered the US market just a few years ago. Gympass is a company provided benefit which gives employees access to thousands of gyms, studios and fitness centers. In the USA alone, they currently have 10,000 fitness partners already on the platform and 90% of the users they bring to any gym are completely new. Listen now to learn more!

    • 26 min
    Rick Annichiarico, CEO & Founder, Gym Wisely

    Rick Annichiarico, CEO & Founder, Gym Wisely

    GymWisely is a game changing new platform that maximizes the number of visits someone can make to a gym, at their convenience, makes it economical for them to expand the amount of time they can devote to a club, and from a business owners standpoint, provides incremental revenue. Currently, 20 partners are going live with another 50 ready to on board. Listen now to learn more about this fantastic software that's long overdue! 

    • 26 min

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