| Ep 762 – From Gym Rookie to Guru

Author / John

2 Hour 33 Minute Listen

Discover what it takes to turn your passion into a powerhouse.

Hold onto your kettlebells, Power Athlete Nation, because this week we’re bringing the heat with none other than Craig Patterson, owner of Madlabs. This episode is a deep dive into the wild world of gym ownership, packed with raw insights and hard-earned wisdom.

Craig didn’t just wake up one day with a thriving gym and an empire of fitness knowledge. No, he earned every bit of his expertise through blood, sweat, and probably a few tears. From the trenches of early missteps to the triumph of teaching others to crush it in the gym biz, Craig’s story is one for the ages. Join us as we uncover the rookie mistakes that nearly sank Craig’s first gym and how he clawed his way back to become a mentor for aspiring fitness entrepreneurs.

If you’ve ever dreamed of opening your own gym or just want to hear a tale of grit and glory, this episode is your golden ticket. Craig’s journey is proof that with the right mindset and relentless hustle, you can turn your passion into a powerhouse.


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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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