Garage Gym Startup

We are considering bringing on a new coach but the pandemic is making us question whether or not we should. But, I think looking and getting feelers out is always a great idea. Here's my outlook on it. 


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Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

The pandemic has forced many businesses to adapt, pivot and change. The gym industry is no different. Here are my thoughts on what garage gym/warehouse gym owners should be doing right now in order to create a great environment and business for the long term. 


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Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

This is a question I have heard come up on few occasions. Should someone open a gym during the pandemic? This is something I answer in my own personal opinion on this episode. Hint: It may not be the best time to tie up in a bad lease, but now is a great time to start building up your community!


This is all about the fitness business and owning a gym. These are my opinions, I am not an expert in any of these subjects :)

Direct download: GGS_episode_41.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

A lot has gone on over the past 6 months especially for the gym business. In this episode, I am going to talk about what we've gone through as a business and where your mind should be right now. 


This is episode 40, don't miss it! 

Direct download: garage_gym_startup_episode_40.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Jay Collins is someone I look up to as a gym owner and entrepreneur. As we all have been forced to close our doors, Jay has made crucial decisions not just to get through today, but changes that will change his business model forever. 

Learn how Jay faced closing his doors and his pivot into online training. He also closes with amazing words of wisdom.

Your gym doesn't have to close forever due to corona virus. You can make this happen IF you are doing what it takes to be in business for the long haul. 

Direct download: GGS_Episode_40_Jay_Collins_.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Chase Ingram, owner of CrossFit Big D, was one of the first movers in the fitness industry to shut their doors. Chase had great insight from doctors in Italy as well as within his community.

Hear his story on the steps he has taken and plans to take through this pandemic we are all facing. 

Gyms will struggle through the corona virus. What are you doing to still be open at the end of this?

Direct download: Episdoe_38_Chase_Ingram.mp3
Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

This past few weeks have been tough, motivating and inspiring. The Corona Virus, specifically COVID19 is taking it's toll not only on human life but on business as well.

Here is our story. Listen, learn and go forward.

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Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

I recently received a question from a Garage Gym Start Up listener in regards to scheduling clients and which app we use or suggest (this was in relation to personal training). This gave me the idea of today's episode which is all about apps we use to schedule, run payment/financial history reports, do workout breakdowns and so much more!

If you want to be great in your fitness business, I would suggest using these apps, or similar ones, in order to make that happen! 

If you own a garage gym or fitness business check out our previous episodes.

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Category:The Fitness Business -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Hiring a new coach (this would be our first one not through the gym if we find someone) has been difficult. Not just finding qualified applicants, but getting my ego out of the way. 

In this episode I talk about just that, hiring and how I am stopping myself and you may be too.

Have you hired before? If so, hit me up on instagram @otlfitness and let me know how it went.


Direct download: GGS_Episode_35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT