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Feb 22, 2021
In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Yusef Smith & Jonny Watson. Jonny and Yusef have two main businesses - Propane Fitness, where they help people get lean, and Propane Business, where they help trainers move online and create functioning business systems. They have a wide-ranging discussion about lessons they've learned about business, marketing, branding and productivity.
 

 

 

Timestamps:
  • [01.20] - A discussion about favourite cereals.
  • [07.15] - What their approach to getting better/ learning has been.
  • [15.37] - How to work out what works and what doesn't when you're trying to improve an aspect of your business.
  • [19.48] - Marketing lessons.
  • [24.45] - How their brand has developed?
  • [28.30] - What they wish more people knew about business?
  • [34.18] - Yusef's productivity system/ a discussion about productivity.
  • [48.40] - Lifestyle currencies.
  • [49.45] - Using a website blocker to improve focus.
  • [51.15] - Task management - capture, review, do

 

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Feb 15, 2021
In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Dr Col Robertson & Mel Spooner.  Together, they run a company called CAWS. CAWS is a company that is helping trainers and coaches navigate the tricky waters of working with clients who have had COVID-19. As well as that, CAWS has a ton of great content for trainers on their website, Youtube and Instagram. They discuss some fitness industry predictions for after lockdown and long covid. They talk about long covid is, what trainers need to know to about training a client who has had covid and why trainers are absolutely essential for helping society get out of this whole we're in.
 
Dr Colin Robertson has been involved in human performance and sport science his entire professional career. He has worked in every aspect of Strength and Conditioning from rugby to wrestling to wheelchair basketball, and countless sports in between; at national and international levels of competition. He has prepared numerous global adventurers to undertake unimaginable challenges, from climbing Everest to rowing the Atlantic, "Dr Col" has become a go-to specialist.
Mel brings to the business a 15-year career history handling global responsibilities for some of the biggest brand names in the sports and fitness industry and having consulted for many of the top 100 health club chains in the world. Mel is known for her roles at major brands including Technogym, TRX and MYZONE, and most recently overseas projects for Stages Cycling and David Lloyd Clubs through the work she does with TPN International — her first company set up in 2014.
 
 
 

 

 

Timestamps:
  • [01.58] - How do they feel about the career of personal training just now?
  • [10.35] - How can trainers position themselves for the boom that may be coming for the fitness industry?
  • [15.45] - Why personal trainers/ coaches are essential for helping people with their health and fitness goals now more than ever.
  • [27.20] - What is long COVID and what do we know about it?
  • [32.35] - COVID infection numbers broken down.
  • [40.00] - Considerations when working with a client who has had COVID.

 

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Feb 8, 2021
In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Mark Council. Mark owns a gym called Platform Performance, which he opened with a business partner in 2017. We discuss a wide range of topics including how he's staying optimistic amidst the chaos of lockdowns and uncertainty of COVID, why he prioritises professional development & mentorship, and how he ensures he gets the most out of what he invests in, how his gym delivers an 11-star service to their members and much more!
 

 

 

Timestamps:
  • [01.25] - How his lockdown is going?
  • [06.32] - Why other people's success does leave clues.
  • [08.10] - Business biography recommendations.
  • [10.15] - Why he's been so willing to ask for help and mentorship today.
  • [14.40] - How he manages feeling like there's too much to do in his business.
  • [16.00] - Business key performance indicators (KPI's)
  • [18.00] - An 11-star service.
  • [23.53] - How he applies the professional development he goes through.
  • [25.00] - Lateral thinking.
  • [29.10] - Mark discusses the harder times he's had as a gym owner.
  • [34.25] - Why he has always focussed on delivering an excellent service and experience to his clients.
  • [38.30] - How his gym, Platform Performance, recruits new personal trainers.
  • [43.35] - Why gym ownership is not a natural step for most trainers.

 

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Feb 1, 2021
In today's episode, Stuart welcomes Claire Winter. In the episode, they have a conversation around creating a more inclusive fitness industry. They touch on what Claire learned interviewing fitness professionals for a piece she created on prejudice in the soon to be released LTB magazine issue 11, why it's so common to feel like you don't belong in the fitness industry as a PT, why every client deserves the blank slate treatment and steps everyone can take to create a more inclusive industry.
 

 

 

Timestamps:
  • [03.30] - Some of the things Claire learned in process of speaking to a bunch of fitness professionals about prejudice within the industry.
  • [15.05] - Why is it so common for personal trainers to feel like they don't belong in the fitness industry?
  • [21.40] - Why every client deserves the blank slate treatment.
  • [24.40] - Why all forms of exercise are good forms of exercise.
  • [33.10] - Steps to create a more inclusive fitness industry.
  • [41.20] - How you can read the LTB magazine.

 

 

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