Michael Petrella – How To Deliver The Perfect Introductory Workout (#204)

Mike Petrella

Michael Petrella is the owner and head trainer at STG Strength and Power. STG is regarded by many as one of the finest and best equipped private gyms in the world. Michael is MEDX/HIT Certified (IART), Master HIT Certified (S.P.A.R.T.A.), Certified as a Youth Fitness Instructor (YouthFit Certified), winner of the prestiges “Most Innovative Training …

Gary Knight – How To Become An Online HIT and Nutrition Coach (#203)

Gary Knight Heavy Duty T-Shirt

Gary Knight is a high-intensity trainer and online HIT coach. He’s worked with hundreds of people from different backgrounds, including high powered executives and CEOs. Gary has been able to deliver excellent results as both a personal trainer and online coach, helping clients to optimise their body composition with proven strategies for exercise and nutrition. …

Thom Tombs and Craig Hubert – The Resistance Exercise Conference 2019 (#202)

Thom Tombs and Craig Hubert

In March 2019, Thom Tombs, Craig Hubert, myself, and many others attended the Resistance Exercise Conference (REC). REC provides a great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals in the strength training industry, learn about the latest exercise science, and take your personal training business to the next level. Following another unforgettable REC experience, Thom, Craig, and …

Patrik Meier – The HIT Giant, Kieser Training (#201)

Patrik Meier

In 1967, Kieser Training was pioneering – it was one of the first companies to recognise the health benefits of strength training and consistently encouraged the use of machinery to this end. More than 50 years later, Kieser has remained faithful to its concept and is still ahead of the curve. The machines continue to …

Thom Tombs – How to Help Your Clients by Closing the Sale

Thom Tombs - Smarter Exercise

The following is a guest post by Thom Tombs. Thom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and is a former U.S. Marine and Senior IT Director for a fast-growing biotech company. Thom is the proud owner and operator of Smarter Exercise in Encinitas, CA. In this guest post, Thom tackles some of …

REC 2019 Roundtable with ARX – The Common Themes In Successful Smart Gyms (#199)

Mike Pullano, Lawrence Neal, and Jim Keen

I joined Mike Pullano (ARXFit Product and Fulfilment Manager) and Jim Keen (ARXFit Director of Fun), for a really engaging and entertaining roundtable discussion at the Resistance Exercise Conference 2019. In this episode, we discuss the state of the high intensity training industry, including how the fitness business landscape is changing, common themes in successful …

Bill Crawford – How To Close The Sale (#197)

Bill and Debbie Crawford

Bill Crawford (email – iamfitness [@] aol.com) has been a leader and visionary in fitness since 1977, and is the owner of Basic Training (Facebook), a well revered high intensity strength training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bill was trained for musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation at the Exercise Science Center, University of Florida in Gainesville, and was personally …

Richard Wolff – How To Retain Clients (#196)

Richard Wolff - MEDFitness

Richard J. Wolff, RD, LD has dedicated his life to helping people live well. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and founder of MEDFITNESS, the company that created On Demand Strength Training ™. In 2018, MEDFITNESS had their best year yet with sales growth of 18% and monthly attrition of 2.2%. MEDFITNESS have the lowest attrition …

Dr Ben Bocchicchio – HIT and Metabolic Health: The Science and Business (#194)

Dr Ben Bo

Dr Ben Bocchicchio (drbeno@hotmail [dot] com) has been an innovator and leader in the fields of fitness, exercise, and health since the 1970s. He founded Sports Conditioning in Staten Island and developed programs for weight reduction, cosmetic enhancement, general fitness, and health and rehabilitation. Dr Ben owned and supervised a number of private fitness and health …

How To Start A High Intensity Training Business – Part 1 (#192)

Lawrence Neal Overhead Press

Occasionally I get the question: “Lawrence, how is your personal training business going?!” I’ve wanted to start a personal training business in one form or another for several years now. However, the podcast and HIT Business Membership have always taken centre stage. More recently, I’ve realised it makes a lot of sense for me to …

Luke Carlson – How To Efficiently Utilise Your Exercise Machine Lines For Maximum Profit (#191)

Luke-Carlson-Discover-Strength

Luke Carlson (email – Luke@discoverstrength [dot] com) is the Founder and CEO of Discover Strength based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Discover Strength’s five personal training facilities are among the highest volume/revenue training facilities in the country. Carlson is a sought after speaker to businesses and leaders in a variety of industries. Alongside HIT legend, Jim Flanagan, Luke Carlson …

Martin Gibala PhD – HIT vs HIIT Part 2 (#190)

Martin Gibala PhD

Martin Gibala PhD (@Gibalam) is a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His research on the health benefits of interval training has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. He is the author of a bestselling book, The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get …

Safe Strength Training for Enhanced Cognitive Health and Anti-Aging (#189)

Lawrence Neal

Back in October 2018, I was featured on eCareDiary.com and Blog Talk Radio to talk about the benefits of resistance training for seniors. Check out my strength training Q&A on eCare Diary here This is a very short podcast episode, I cover: How resistance training improves cognitive health How resistance training provides anti-aging benefits How …

Podcast Transcript: Greg Anderson – A High Intensity Strength Training Icon (#187)

Please enjoy this transcript of Dave Durell’s podcast with Greg Anderson, Co-Founder of Ideal Exercise. It was transcribed and therefore might contain a few typos. When interviews last 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to it on Apple Podcasts Stream by clicking here Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as” Grow …

What Happened To Your Blog Comments?

Recently, I removed the Disqus comments plugin from the website because I did not like the native advertising and search engines were having a hard time indexing the comments for search. And when you have thousands of comments across a blog, it is smart to have them indexed for SEO purposes. In any case, we …

Greg Anderson – A High Intensity Strength Training Icon (#187)

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson was the Co-Founder of Ideal Exercise. Greg was an amazing promoter and instructor of the SuperSlow® protocol and was named one of the greatest trainers in the world by Dr Doug McGuff (co-author of Body By Science) and other slow HIT enthusiasts. His legacy lives on through his wife and Ideal Exercise Co-Founder, …

Hannah Stael von Holstein – The Resistance Exercise Conference 2019 (#185)

Hannah Stael von Holstein - Resistance Exercise Conference

Hannah Stael von Holstein (email – hannah [@] discoverstrength.com) is the Vice President of Sales for Discover Strength, a fast growing personal training business based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Discover Strength’s four personal training facilities are among the highest volume/revenue training facilities in the United States. Hannah joins me in this episode to talk about my …

Charlotte Pawar – How to Save Money in Your UK Fitness Business (#181)

Charlotte Pawar

Charlotte Pawar is the owner of Formations House, one of the longest running company formation and administration agents in the UK, operating globally to support businesses of all sizes. They have formed more than 400,000 companies and file accounts for more than 500 growing businesses each year. They provide services for the business at all …

Kyle Recchia – HIT Business Productivity Strategies and Tactics (#180)

Kyle Recchia with wife, Tiffani

Kyle Recchia (kyle.recchia [@] theperfectworkout.com) is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for The Perfect Workout, the largest high intensity training studio chain in the United States with ~70 locations. In this episode, Kyle and I discuss productivity strategies and tactics, and how The Perfect Workout team use different methodologies to drive business results. We discuss …

Josh Jarrett – ARX and High Intensity Training Business Marketing Tactics (#179)

Josh Jarrett on the Vasper

Josh Jarrett is a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and has supervised thousands of high-intensity workouts at Quantify Fitness (Facebook and Instagram). He is also a Certified Bulletproof Coach, a Certified NeurOptimal Brain Trainer, and a Health, Fitness, Data, and Technology Geek. Using his 20+ years experience as a Chief Marketing Officer in corporate …

Craig Hartley – Muscle Gain Genetics vs Hard Work (#178)

Craig Hartley - Potential Gym

Craig Hartley is a high-intensity trainer and the owner of Potential, a high intensity training gym in Yorkshire, UK (Facebook). He’s also the author of Potential: The Keys to Unlocking Your Genetic Potential.   Craig’s expertise is in using high intensity strength training and tailored nutrition plans to help his clients build muscle and burn fat …