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HOW TO SCALE UP — OR SIT TIGHT — WITH MIKE MELBY

How do you know when your business is big enough? When can you stop raising capital? Can you get out of your building’s terrible lease terms? Mike Melby is a venture capitalist who works exclusively in sports and fitness. He’s overseen the inception and growth of a... read more

RON WILSON – HOW TO FIND YOUR FOCUS ZONE W/ HYLETE CEO

If you want to learn how to juggle, you don’t start with five balls. You become proficient with two and add from there. The same is true for gym owners.  We often see gym owners take on multiple projects and attempt to create multiple revenue streams at the same time.... read more

HOW TO WORK WELL WITH BUSINESS PARTNERS

Entrepreneurship is inherently lonely. Not to mention, it can be stressful. Being the only one in charge means you hold all the responsibility, which is why partnerships are often so appealing to experienced entrepreneurs. When executed correctly, partnerships can... read more

HOW TO SET UP SYSTEMS IN YOUR BUSINESS

There is a big difference between working IN your business vs ON your business. No matter what industry you are in, there is a milestone that every entrepreneur needs to hit in order to take their business to the next level. That milestone is systemization. In this... read more

THE VALUE OF INVESTING IN YOURSELF

As gym owners, we are in the business of showing people the value of coaching and investing in their health. As entrepreneurs, it only makes sense that investing in ourselves is equally as valuable. In this week’s show we interview Marci Lock. Marci is a very... read more

PART 1: THE VALUE OF PERSONAL BUSINESS COACHING

Anytime I’ve wanted to be the best or even just a little better at something, I got a coach. Whether it was being a better weightlifter, a better entrepreneur, or a better husband to my wife, I got a coach to help me. As a gym owner, you know the value of coaching to... read more

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION

If you have been watching our show, you have heard us say it many times- We are in a relationship business. With the amount of gyms in the market, that is more true than ever before. If you want to succeed in building a strong community, you need to focus on... read more

THE VALUE OF MENTORSHIP

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a process in life that could help you rapidly advance your progress? Well there is. It’s called mentorship. Just like a coach or a personal trainer, a mentor is someone who can guide you through the process and show you a clear path... read more

HOW TO TURN YOUR SIDE HUSTLE INTO A FULL TIME BUSINESS

If you are like most gym owners, you started a box because you are passionate about fitness. You wanted to turn your passion into a career, and you started a gym on the side in conjunction with your day job. Now if you are like most gym owners, you also noticed that... read more

HOW TO STEP INTO YOUR ROLE AS A LEADER W/ AJ RICHARDS

Hey Business Tribe,  We are coming at you this week from Mesa, Arizona. Our journey takes us through the desert to catch up with one of our good friends, Aj Richards. AJ is the owner of CrossFit Mesa and the founder of Rush Club Nation. He treats his box as a well... read more

LIVE Q&A: WE ANSWER YOUR BUSINESS QUESTIONS

We are sharing something unique on the podcast this week, and I think you are going to find a lot of value in this episode. Last week, we recorded a podcast of the crew and I doing live Q & A session on Facebook. Gym owners from around the world tuned in to ask... read more

ARE YOU HAVING FUN RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS?

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview Guy Ferdman. We discuss How to treat your business as a game How to have consistent motivation and passion in your business Why relationships are the most important part of your business How to adopt the process of... read more

THE HOSTS

MIKE BLEDSOE

MIKE BLEDSOE

CO-HOST

CO-OWNER OF BARBELL SHRUGGED. HOST OF FULL DEPTH BY BARBELL SHRUGGED. GYM OWNER. VISIONARY.

DOUG LARSON

DOUG LARSON

CO-HOST

CO-OWNER OF BARBELL SHRUGGED. FOUNDER OF BARBELL UNIVERSITY. GYM OWNER. VISIONARY.

MARKUS GERSZI

MARKUS GERSZI

CO-HOST

CO-OWNER CROSSFIT ACTIVE PERFORMANCE. CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EXPERT.