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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

WHAT IS THE BARBELL MASTERMIND?

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we talk about the Barbell Mastermind. We discuss: The difference between a mastermind, a workshop, and a conference The value of being a contributing member of a mastermind Why Masterminding is one of the best ways to grow your... read more

MARKETING, SALES, & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT W/ GUY FERDMAN

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview Guy Ferdman. We discuss: The psychology of change and habit development Why everyone will benefit from working with a coach Understanding the difference between “doing” and “being” in your... read more

BOX OWNER EPISODE: DREW GIRTON OF CROSSFIT PENDULUM

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview Drew Girton of CrossFit Pendulum. We discuss: How to understand what type of entrepreneur you are When to learn more and when to take action on what you know The process of stepping out of coaching and admin work to... read more

FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR EPISODE: DAVID NEWMAN OF RX SMARTGEAR

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview David Newman of RX SmartGear. We discuss: How David built his business on the simple idea of wanting to make a better jumprope How to scale your business on top of what you are known for best Why you need to focus... read more

HOW TO USE COPYWRITING TO CONNECT WITH YOUR BEST CLIENTS

 This week on BARBELL BUSINESS, we interview Makena Sage. We discuss: How to shift your marketing from feeling “salesy” to authentic Why good copywriting is essential for connecting with your clients How to strategically understand your potential... 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.