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THE LAST GYM THEY’LL EVER JOIN — WITH ALWYN COSGROVE

Because gym owners almost always love coaching, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to do all the hands-on stuff yourself. You love your work, so why would you want to let anyone else take over? This week, we talk to Alwyn Cosgrove of Results Fitness to find... read more

GETTING YOUR SYSTEMS IN PLACE — WITH DANNY PUTNAM

It’s a tale as old as time: A Major League Baseball right-fielder starts selling deer-antler supplements to teammates during pitching changes. Word spreads until members of rival teams are making transactions on base, until finally, one day, he’s inadvertently made... read more

WHAT IS CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE? — WITH GARRY LINEHAM

Just because you’ve eaten in a restaurant doesn’t mean you know how to run a restaurant. Most people will agree with that in general, but it’s harder to see the truth when looking at your own business. The same goes for working out or coaching in a gym versus running... read more

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

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.