| EP 397 – Lessons Learned from Former Gym Owners

Author / Cali Hinzman

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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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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