60 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
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

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 39: How MaxEdge Fitness is tackling the pandemic

    Episode 39: How MaxEdge Fitness is tackling the pandemic

    Jay Collins is someone I look up to as a gym owner and entrepreneur. As we all have been forced to close our doors, Jay has made crucial decisions not just to get through today, but changes that will change his business model forever. 
    Learn how Jay faced closing his doors and his pivot into online training. He also closes with amazing words of wisdom.
    Your gym doesn't have to close forever due to corona virus. You can make this happen IF you are doing what it takes to be in business for the long haul. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 38: How CrossFit Big D is tackling Corona Virus with Chase Ingram

    Episode 38: How CrossFit Big D is tackling Corona Virus with Chase Ingram

    Chase Ingram, owner of CrossFit Big D, was one of the first movers in the fitness industry to shut their doors. Chase had great insight from doctors in Italy as well as within his community.
    Hear his story on the steps he has taken and plans to take through this pandemic we are all facing. 
    Gyms will struggle through the corona virus. What are you doing to still be open at the end of this?

    • 51 min
    Episode 37: When Corona Virus and Disaster Strikes

    Episode 37: When Corona Virus and Disaster Strikes

    This past few weeks have been tough, motivating and inspiring. The Corona Virus, specifically COVID19 is taking it's toll not only on human life but on business as well.
    Here is our story. Listen, learn and go forward.

    • 26 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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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