| EP 397 – Lessons Learned from Former Gym Owners

Author / John

51 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey, Power Athlete, I love the show and love the banter. Nothing like it on the internet. I know you have been in the fitness industry awhile, and part of the gym business industry and have seen this evolve since your time at Balboa.

I was curious with all you have learned about the gym business over the years, what would you do differently if you had to open up a gym in today’s environment?

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

Is group fitness done for? All it used to take to start a gym was dirt and dream, but as they say, times are a changing. Many got into the gym business to follow their passion for helping others only to find their fitness playground needs to be operated like a business.

John, Luke, and Tex reflect back on their combined experience in the fitness industry to discuss operation gaps, misappropriating efforts, and the future of the industry. Listen in as The Crew talks solutions to save the gym biz by focusing on training demographics, growing coaches, and most importantly, providing your clients with an empowering experience.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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