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The Fitness Founders Podcast

Jun 16, 2021

This week we talk to David Marquet, a retired United States Navy captain and submarine commander, leadership expert and bestselling author of Turn the Ship Around and Leadership is Language.

In this episode David describes how he transformed USS Santa Fe into what has been called the most empowering organization...


Apr 30, 2021

This week we talk to April Fisk, the CEO of Rockbox Fitness, a boxing inspired boutique fitness franchise based in the US.

In this episode, April tells us about what the best franchises do at the highest level of operations, the key qualities of a successful franchisee and the importance of building strong communities...


Apr 15, 2021

This week we welcome back Chris Cooper, a gym owner, author and the founder of the fitness business mentorship program Two Brain Business. 

In this episode Chris tells us about how gyms were forced to rethink their business models during Covid-19, where fitness operators need to spend their time and money to be...


Apr 1, 2021

This week we are joined by Laurie McCartney, who is the President of Global Fitness and Wellness Solutions at Ascend Learning, which includes The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Premier Global, ActiveIQ, and ClubConnect.

In this episode Laurie talks...


Mar 18, 2021

This week we talk to Debra Strougo and Eric Von Frohlich, the founders of Row House, an Xponential brand and boutique fitness franchise that offers a low-impact, cardio enhancing, full-body strength workout for all fitness levels.

In this episode Debra and Eric tell us about the challenges and successes starting out,...