EPISODE 43

Danny Burde

Member Number One

Walking into our original location, equipped with a make-shift rig, one set of gymnastics rings Jason won at the CrossFit Games, a couple of rowers, and a whole lot of heart, Danny has been a member through it all. On today’s episode, Danny explains how he transitioned from NCFIT Member #1 to NCFIT Redwood City Head Coach. Having been a police officer, head of a private security firm, and most importantly, a father, Danny is able to give firsthand, real life experience and advice to those looking to successfully tackle such a career change.

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EPISODE 42

Joe Gigantino

Lease or Buy?

What does it really mean to OWN a gym? In today's episode of Business of Fitness, Jason sits down with Joe G to discuss the pros and cons of leasing commercial gym spaces versus buying, and the nuances of leases. Learning from past business ventures, Joe puts the often intangible and confusing real estate lingo into concise, digestible knowledge bombs that any gym owner can benefit from!

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EPISODE 41

Jason & MDV

Everything You Need to Know About Corporate Wellness Programs

With more than a decade of Corporate Wellness knowledge between the two, Jason and MDV drop absolute knowledge bombs in regards to launching, maintaining, and crushing Corporate Wellness Programs. In today's episode, the guys discuss what it takes to harvest a meaningful and genuine relationship with both members and business prospects, what numbers are most important to track, especially when walking into a business negotiation, and the biggest differences between running Corporate and Commercial gym locations.

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EPISODE 40

Connor Young, CEO and Founder of Ample Foods

Solving One Problem at a Time

Jason sits down with Connor Young, CEO and founder of Ample foods. They discuss startup life, prior CrossFit career, solving a friend's problem, and crowdfunding in the current market.

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EPISODE 39

Will Ahmed, CEO of WHOOP

Building a Business

Will and Jason discuss how WHOOP was started, why it was started, and the key lessons along the way. For anyone interested in starting a business, specifically one that requires outside funding, this is a must listen. 
WHOOP is offering a special discount for our members of $30 off when you join at WHOOP.com

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EPISODE 38

Ted Baker

Lord of the (QALO) Ring

Jason sits down with QALO owner, Ted Baker, to discuss the ins and outs of QALO (Quality Athletic Love and Outdoors). Together the two discuss the mission and culture of the company, and what it takes to "make marriage cool again." Grounded in family, function, fitness, and adventure, Baker explains how the company finds themselves situated amongst the entire family unit, and how the company has grown far passed their original hero product, the QALO ring, to appeal to all fitness enthusiasts an adventure-seekers alike.

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EPISODE 37

Jason & MDV

Change Your Game & Dive into 2019

Jason & MDV talk about some best practices, new habits and techniques to elevate your game, your gym, and your coaches to get ahead in 2019.

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EPISODE 36

Carl Paoli

Seeing the Demand and Building a Business

Jason sits down with Carl Paoli about how he took his gymnastics background and built a business. They talked about how the industry has changed and how he has stayed relevant. Finally they discuss how he had to overcome a failed partnership and start over again.

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EPISODE 35

Juliet Starrett

San Francisco CrossFit

Volume 1

Jason sits down with Juliet Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit. Juliet is an attorney and entrepreneur. In addition to being the co-founder and CEO of San Francisco CrossFit, she and her husband Kelly founded MobilityWOD.com. Before turning her attention to MobilityWOD and San Francisco CrossFit full-time, Juliet had a successful career as an attorney, practicing complex commercial litigation. Listen in to hear how Juliet and Kelly got SFCF up and running, and how they continue standout with a split model business between group classes, personal training, and physical therapy.

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EPISODE 34

Jason & MDV

From the Mailbag

Volume 1

Jason & MDV dig into the mailbag and tackle some of our listeners questions about running a successful fitness business. They boys get into topics like building strong community, developing great leaders, guaranteeing leases, being accountable, and much more. All of these questions come from business owners and coaches just like you. The odds are that if they are wondering it...you might be too! Tune in and hear what's on our listeners' minds.

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EPISODE 33

Rob & Veronica Walber

CrossFit Flushing

Jason joins Rob & Veronica Walber on their home turf in a recent visit to New York City. Rob & Veronica are the owners of CrossFit Flushing, a very successful affiliate in Flushing, Queens and a member of the NCFIT Collective. The couple has been married for 5 years and owned the gym together for the same amount of time! With nearly 350 members...they are doing something very special in Queens. Listen as the duo describes their journey, joining the NCFIT Collective, and what's next for CrossFit Flushing!

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EPISODE 32

Justin LoFranco

Morning Chalk-Up

Jason sits down with Justin LoFranco, founder of Morning Chalk Up. Morning Chalk Up started in 2016 as a grassroots newsletter covering all things CrossFit. Fast forward a few years Justin and his team are delivering these Monday thru Friday newsletters to more than 55,000 subscribers. With a mission to educate, inform, and inspire, Morning Chalk Up has grown steadily every year. Tune in and hear how Justin and his team have made this passion project into a leading resource in the CrossFit community.

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EPISODE 31

Brandon Delgado

Rising from the Ashes in Paradise, CA

Brandon Delgado is the owner of Custom Made CrossFit, an affiliate in Paradise, CA. Unfortunately, Paradise was one of the towns most directly impacted by the Camp Fire in Butte County. In this episode, Brandon describes what he witnessed as the town of Paradise burned within a matter of hours due to the fast moving fire. The Camp Fire is already the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. At the time of this episode, the fire was only 50-60% contained. Listen in and hear how you can help support the community of Custom Made CrossFit.

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EPISODE 30

Joe Gigantino

Creating Leads & Driving Sales

Jason sits down with his first boss and one of his most trusted mentors, Joe Gigantino. Joe is absolutely electric and one of the most dynamic, hungry, and motivated people we know. Joe is a fitness entrepreneur in every sense of the word and been in the fitness game for decades. Jason first met Joe when young Jason took his first job working the front desk at a local sports club. Jason credits Joe for many of the lessons he learned in business and life -- pull up a seat and listen to Jason and Joe talk life and business.

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EPISODE 29

Dave Newman

RX SmartGear – The Ropes, History, & Innovation

Jason & Dave Newman of RX SmartGear get some time together at the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run. The two longtime friends talk the business of solving issues for athletes in fitness. Founded to solve a personal "issue" with double unders, RX SmartGear is now one of the leading equipment companies in the space. Dave and his team have sold many thousands of ropes and helped athletes accumulate many millions of double and single unders. Listen up and hear where Dave sees the ropes going next!

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EPISODE 28

Jason & MDV

Top 5 Things to Build Better Coaches

Jason & MDV take a deep dive into the top 5 things they believe can help build a better coach. Together, the guys have a ton of experience coaching athletes and coaches alike. They both started out their journey just like everyone else...a newly minted L1 coach ready to change the world one squat at a time. This list takes the most important learnings over the course of their careers and boils it down to the top 5 things you can do to improve you (and your coaches!) coaching. Tune in and learn more!

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EPISODE 27

Dave Durante

Power Monkey(ing) Around!

Jason & Dave Durante of Power Monkey Fitness sit down for a 20 Minute AMRAP talking everything from training at an Olympic level to the "Monkey Method". Both Jason and Dave share a lot of common characteristics when it comes to laser-focus, achieving greatness on the competition floor, and growing successful business ventures. Dave and his team have grown Power Monkey into an extremely special program and experience...tune in and learn how!

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EPISODE 26

Traci Bates

Assault Fitness – Bikes, Business, & Better Culture

Jason & Traci sit down for a 20-minute AMRAP covering everything from the early days of selling equipment pre-CrossFit, the advent of the Assault Bike, and what's coming next for the biz. Along with her partner, Roger, the duo helped build some of the industry's most successful products. They might not always be the most fun to ride or run but you can find Assault Fitness equipment around the world. Listen up and learn how they did it!

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EPISODE 25

Jason, MDV & Rufio

Why NCFIT Offers Four Programs & Why It's Working

The crew gets together for a 30-minute AMRAP to discuss NCFIT's evolution as a training organization. Back in the day, NCFIT started off by offering just one program, at one gym, and a handful of members...fast forward ten years, we've got four programs, multiple locations, and thousands of members around the globe. Listen in to learn why do we do it, and why it’s working for NCFIT.

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EPISODE 24

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Patric Yumul

Serving Up Success Across the Globe

Jason pulls up a chair with Patric Yumul, longtime friend and President of the Mina Restaurant Group. Patric is one of the key players in opening up restaurants around the world along with Chef Michael Mina. Starting off as a bus boy, Patric worked for decades to earn his success. If you're a business owner interested in growing without sacrificing quality, you MUST listen to this episode.

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