Garage Gym Startup

Today's episode starts by me talking about a phone call that sparked this episode. Marketing companies who tell you what you aren't doing right yet they have no idea how to run a business. This leads me into who you should take advice from both in business and life!

Don't forget to check out our garage gym business VLOG. Search OF The Lion Fitness on YouTube and look for the series titled, The Next 5 Years.

Direct download: Garage_Gym_Start_Up_Episode_24.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

One thing we have really focused on recently is the question, "At the minimum, what do we need to effectively run our gym". This question has given us great focus in understanding how to be creative with our program design, allowing us to minimize equipment and setting ourselves up to scale more efficiently. 


  In the book E-Myth they talk about setting up your business to sell it (not something we plan on doing anytime soon). However, the idea they are trying to convey is: At the minimum, what does your business need to effectively run and are your procedures in place. Two very important things I recommend you looking into.


 Don't forget to check out our VLOG on youtube. Just Search Of The Lion Fitness on YouTube and look for the series called, "The Next 5 Years". 

Direct download: GGS_Episode_23_final_cut.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

In this episode of Garage Gym Startup I talk about a really low point for me personally, what caused it, how we got out of it (my wife/business partner is awesome) and what is a MUST for your garage gym. Hint: It is a vision :)

Direct download: garage_gym_startup_episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

You can't miss this interview!

I had the incredible opportunity to sit and talk with Jason Khalipa, Father, business owner, CrossFit Games winner and overall amazing person about owning, running and building a gym. We talked about family, balance, growth, and what it takes to build the dream gym.

This is one you cannot miss whether you own a gym or any business.

Direct download: episode_21-_jason_khalipa_interview_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

In Episode 20, I talk on 3 main topics:

1) Starting small (it's still possible)

2) Get your business finances in order

3) Stop looking for reassurance

At the end of the podcast I give 3 tips (things we've actually done) that helped us increase members/revenue.

I also suggest a podcast you should download ASAP!

Don't forget to visit us on instagram: @garagegymstartup

Direct download: garage_gym_start_up_episode_20.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Since starting OTL Fitness, I've gone through ups and downs both physically and mentally. In this episode I talk about being down, but what helps me get back in the zone.

This episode is special to me because it's important as business owners that we remain honest with our true emotions. I hope you all appreciate me opening up about how I feel!

Direct download: GGS_episode_19.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

The best way to learn is through experiences. In this episode, Coach Travis Goyeneche and I talk on our experiences as coaches at OTL Fitness with a variety of athletes and how each of these athletes have made us better coaches.

From adaptive athletes, to athletes who want to do it their way, we've had and have the privilege to work with all backgrounds and we hope you can learn from our experiences too.

Instagram: @garagegymstartup



Direct download: Episode_17-_Experience_makes_us_better_coaches.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

If you are in the business of owning a gym (or any business) long enough, you are going to have those people who call you with no real intentions of purchasing your service. Here's my story on a call I got just the other day and how I suggest handling it. 

Also, I talk about how you should coach a class when only 1 person shows up. Hint: Like you would coach any other class!

Follow me on instagram: @garagegymstartup

Direct download: garage_gym_start_up_episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Jae Kim has become a very good friend of mine. He is hard working, makes no excuses, and is an incredible entrepreneur. He started with a food truck and is now building a food empire here in Austin. You can also see Jae on SharkTank!

He may be in the restaurant business, but in this podcast we talk about building a foundation in your business and go in depth on the mindset of an entrepreneur. 

follow us on instagram: @garagegymstartup 

Direct download: episode_16_jae_kim_interview_-_3718_3.45_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

In this episode I talk about why and how we use media.

It is never our intention to release a video and get new members right away. Our intention is strictly building brand!

I hope you enjoy this one. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook at


Direct download: garage_gym_start_up_media_episode_15.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 11:28am EDT