Jason & MDV
Keeping Your Coaches
Today is all about coach retention and best practices for staff satisfaction. From paygrade and bonuses/incentives to creating culture and building rapport, today’s episode shares what we’ve learned about employee gratification over the last 11 years at NCFIT. Fitness aside, anyone in the service industry has a takeaway or two from today’s show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Profit Isn’t A Bad Word
Today is all about increasing profit! Joe Gigantino is an OG when it comes to the fitness industry, and truly knows what it means to “always be closing.” Working in the fitness industry, we’re put in the unique position to exponentially increase profit, and in today’s episode, Joe breaks down how to do just that. If you’re ready to get up, grind, and improve your business—get fired up for today’s show, it’s for you!
How to Provide the Best Service, Hands Down
The Michael Mina restaurants’ sparkling reputations are unparalleled. Today Jason sits down with President of the Michael Mina Group, Patric Yumul, to discuss how the multi-location franchise has managed to streamline consistency across locations and provide a premium service. By promoting growth through structure and leading by example, the Mina Group provides a culture where employees flourish and customers reap the benefits. Whether you’re in the business of fitness, food and beverage, or anywhere in between, today’s episode has tangible takeaways for anyone aiming to be a successful business owner.
Jason & JP
5 Ways to Increase Revenue Immediately
Absolute fire is being dropped this morning. Today Jason and JP discuss the five R’s for increasing revenue: Referrals, Reactivation, Renewals, Retail, and Retention. These tools are applicable and easily executable by gym owners of any caliber. If you’re trying to increase profit, build your business, community, and yourself—you don’t want to miss this.
Jason & Fernando Flores
What Makes A Great Team Is Not Luck
To say the Resort at Pedregal is phenomenal would be an understatement. The five-star resort is ranked by Forbes, TripAdvisor, and received Travel Leisure’s World’s Best Awards making it’s resume speak for itself. In today’s episode, Jason and Fernando discuss how reaching this degree of service and notoriety was possible. Through creating and maintaining a service culture rooted in harvesting meaningful connections and positive impact, The Resort at Pedregal is second to none when it comes to the service industry. With over a decade of experience, Fernando provides insight and takeaways for any business owner in today’s show. Enjoy!
Jason & Stu
Everything You Need To Know About Creating Content
Today Jason sits down with Stuart Brauer (Stu) to lay out tangible tools gym owners and business owners alike can use to boost their engagement. Having similar backgrounds and much exposure to the fitness industry, Jason and Stuart, provide helpful insight into areas of marketing, community development, and how to stay relevant in the ever-evolving fitness space.
Jason & MDV
Focusing on the Fundamentals
Today, Jason and MDV, tackle this concept of the “Novice Curse” (thank you, Greg Glassman, for coining the term), and provide actionable steps athletes, coaches, and business owners can use to capitalize on virtuosity.
Mark & Andee Bell
Today Jason sits down with Mark and Andee Bell, inventors of the Slingshot, Business of Fitness legends, and overall incredible humans.
Jason & Lindsey
Exciting News & The Shrugged Collective
Launching Monday, July 8th you can find the Business of Fitness Podcast weekly at the Shrugged Collective. Today's episode explains why we decided to make the move, what this means for our listeners, and provides insight as to how we practice what we preach. Subscribe below so you don't miss an episode!
Monthly Membership Fees and an Obligation to Greatness
Short and sweet, but bringing the heat! We're making bold claims here on Tuesday morning: People should be looking forward to their monthly membership fees. Say what? Yep, you heard it right. Being a part of the boutique fitness space, we have an obligation to provide top notch service to our athletes. Owners and coaches alike should use each day and every class as an opportunity to renew members. Today, Jason provides insights as to how to accomplish this and how to leave your members stoked, appreciated, and ready for that credit card statement to post.
Jason & MDV
Extreme Takeover (Gym Edition)
Today Jason and MDV tackle what it takes to takeover an existing gym operation. Let's face it, we've all thought it would be cool to own our own affiliate, and if given the opportunity, would jump at the chance of taking over an already successful business. But, there's more to it than that (obviously). Jason and MDV are here to highlight what exactly that "more" is. The two pose important questions surrounding ROI, culture, core values, and a micro vs. macro exit strategy. Whether new to owning a gym or you're ready to get out and try on another business venture, this one's for you!
Jason dives into the importance of getting comfortable with having uncomfortable talks, setting clear expectations, and constantly striving to improve everyday.
Eric Allen & Jason
What Keeps You Up At Night That You Can Delegate
Today Jason sits down with Wodify's Chief Operations Officer, Eric, to discuss trends, efficiencies, and strategies for affiliates. Between the two lies decades of fitness industry experience, making this one of our most informative episodes to date. Whether it's tips on creating and maintaining a thriving culture, or providing tools and insights for making your business run more smoothly, these two have it covered.
CrossFit HQ Deletes Social... What You Can Do
Jason shares his thoughts on the recent changes in CFHQ’s social media. Focus on what is in your control and keep getting after it!
Week in Review
I'll Sue You and Your Wife
Today Jason recaps the week we've had at NCFit. Not even the pros are foolproof, and today's episode dives into exactly that. This week Jason, the business, and even his family were threatened with a lawsuit by a previous landlord. Jason explains how and why this happened, and how gym owners and business owners alike can avoid such a hassle. Discussing things like effective communication, "bro deals," and verbal contracts, everyone has something to learn from today's show. Enjoy!
MDV, Matt & Jason
Passion Doesn’t Pay the Bills
Today we sit down with Jason, MDV, and Matt Walker. Together the three discuss things they've learned at NCFit this week including the internship and on-boarding of a new coach, unforeseen permit problems, and takeaways from meetings with aspiring gym owners. It's no secret that fitness has both changed countless amounts of lives and is truly inspiring. However, even though this inspiration can motivate us to want to share the gift of fitness with others, Jason, Matt, and MDV explain why it isn't that easy. Discussing things from creating a culture to dropping an unexpected $9800 on an operations permit, the three cover a lot of bases here in regards to opening, maintaining, and growing an affiliate. Get your notebook ready.
The Power of Mentors
There's no need to recreate the wheel; odds are there's someone(s) out there living out our business dreams. There's nothing setting you apart from this person. You could have the same potential, same drive, and same values as this business owner, making that person the perfect mentor. Today Jason shares steps that help us move away from a. competition standpoint in business, and instead allows for growth and support from one another. Breaking down how to find a mentor, what incredible lessons he's learned from mentors of his own, and how to stay accountable to the new tools gained, coaches, gym owners, and business owners alike won't want to miss this one.
From Coach to General Manager
Today we sit down with Evan Mathis, general manager of multiple NCFIT locations. Evan has been with the team for almost 5 years now, and has held multiple positions within the company. Evan shares his story and the skills he's learned along the way, explaining what it takes to go from part-time coach to general manager. He breaks down daily gym operations, member retention, and how to build and maintain an effective team.
Lauren Fisher & Rasmus Andersen
Growing a Business Strong
Today Jason sits down with both Lauren Fisher and Rasmus Andersen. We chat business, re-branding, fitness, living/coaching in Dubai, and competing in competitive CrossFit together. The two make a perfect pair on and off the competition floor, fueling each other to be better at both business and fitness. Explaining the reasoning behind recent re-brand, Lauren and Rasmus share why it's so important to have a relatable story behind your brand. Find out what this couple is doing differently, and how they're making their mark on the online fitness world.