If you're in the studio fitness space, the fitDEGREE Podcast is for you!
This is the PERFECT podcast for studio fitness owners looking to gain an edge. We bring on real studio owners from Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Kickboxing, CrossFit and more that share real stories of what they've been through to get to the point they are at today, what they're currently working on and what their plans are for the future!
Episode 42 Pulse Yoga/ Fitness
Emily is the original owner of Pulse Yoga and Fitness in Marysville, OH. She has been a fitness professional since 2001 and in 2015 Emily decided it was time for her own boutique brick and mortar studio. In the three and a half years that Emily owned pulse, she expanded the building, services offered and tripled the number of instructors working there before eventually selling the business in September of 2019.
Bridget Riepl, is the founder of both Vibewell and the NJ Yoga Collective. The NJ Yoga Collective is a resource for empowerment through yoga, meditation, mindfulness, karma, food and deep thoughts.
Vibewell Yoga Festival is an amazing gathering of yogis and business people to discuss, practice and meditate.
Together these two organizations that Bridget have created have brought about a whole new yoga ecosystem in New Jersey that promotes growth and the love of mindful practice.
Michael Hughes embodies an individual whose calling is to help others recover and live actively but as a “B” student, he fell just short of grad school acceptance. Michael continued his education however he could and opened Gymnazo in a Californian college town. Michael’s performance training was superb and when he added recovery specific programs to the menu, Gymnazo exploded into a 7 figure business.
Tiffany Fleeman, owner of Workhorse Fitness and Yoga. Like many eventual owners Tiffany was an instructor, then ran her own home business and eventually said “hey why not open up my dream studio?” so she made the transition from a lone ranger to a team leader which is more than just working with people. Tiffany is going to talk with us about the importance of documentation, managing expectations and communication within the business to be successful.
Taking a Leap of Faith
Ashley Hanna is the owner of Titanium yoga and although her studio is Titanium, her ear is gold! Titanium yoga is the only yoga studio in a very affluent part of Florida with an aging population. This isn’t by mistake either. Ashley found “her studio’s people” by diving into her demographic, listening to their needs and ultimately creating the perfect space for her community. Today she is going to talk to us about how she did it and how you can too.
Rapid Expansion With a Plan
Amanda Goolsby is the founder of Aligned Success through which she supports CEO’s and their leadership teams in implementing EOS. EOS is a business operating system designed to grow and scale your business with a track record to prove it. Amanda was a key player in the rapid expansion of Orange Theory fitness and helped open over 50 locations. Her 15 years experience in the fitness industry combined with the innovative EOS system is a gold mine of knowledge for any business owner looking to level up.
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Awesome episode today! Loved the guest and the content. My favorite golden nugget was posting a transformation pic of a client (either from winning a weekly challenge or other event), and others wanting the shoutout too. I think that creates a healthy competitive environment for the clients with a healthy end goal. Thanks for sharing!
I am loving this podcast. So much insight, and knowledge shared thank you for contributing to the dance community.
Love the stories that are told on this podcast. Great boutique fitness thoughts and ideas from those who are killing it in the industry!