If you’re reading this page, then I’m guessing you are a motivated fitness business owner, manager of professional that’s looking for some information, education or inspiration! Am I right?
The good news is, you’ve come to the right place! But before you start exploring the hundreds of amazing interviews here on the site, let me first tell you a little about me…that way I think you will understand why I’m so passionate about producing this show each week and why I want YOU to be part of the #FBPFamily!
You see I haven’t always been in the fitness industry. A long long time ago, I use to work in media. Every day was big money, big brands and lots of big egos. To be totally honest, I thought it was awesome at the time, and I spent 15 years trying to climb the corporate ladder, earn more money and get a bigger and better job title.
Until one day I discovered group fitness. Les Mills BodyPump to be specific. Within months I became obsessed with everything fitness related. So I convinced my manager at the time, to allow me to continue to do my full time role, Marketing Manager, whilst I studied to get my Personal Training certificate. Of course, as happens with so many of us, PT soon escalated to group fitness, and – now I am a certified PT and BodyPump, BodyAttack, RPM, CXWorx, Cycle, Zumba, Boxing instructor…. GFI’s out there – I know you understand!
What I quickly learnt, is that the Fitness Industry is kind of like a snowball. You can’t help but get carried away in the momentum and just like that, after 15 years, I resigned from the big money, big job title, corporate security blanket, to follow my passion for fitness.
After a few early months testing the waters of just doing fitness, I realized that I missed using my sales and marketing skills, my business background and pretty quickly I found myself looking for more to do.
Now, I’m not going to lie. That first….12 months, ok 2 years, lets round it up to 5 years was bloody tough. Money was tight, I missed having IT support and a finance department, I missed having structure; recognition, vision and I missed my workmates. There were many, many times that I considered just throwing in the fitness dream and going back to the ‘easy’ corporate option.
But over time, things started falling into place. I began working as a business coach with Personal Trainers, started to create videos on business tips, write blogs and then eventually started the podcast – only once a month, and only with experts from around Australia.
3 years after the first monthly podcast, JT from Active Management came to me with an idea…lets take the podcast from monthly….to weekly!
Ask anyone who has ever produced a podcast show and they will tell you it’s a crazy idea! But we did it anyway! And so The Fitness Business Podcast was born in June 2015. A weekly podcast show with the aim of delivering education, information and inspiration to fitness industry professionals.
Over the following two years, we steadily grew the show guest list from local to international and our audience fromthe hundreds, to the thousands to now – I’m pleased to say, over 100,000! None of which would be possible if it wasn’t for our guests contributing their time and our podcast partners supporting our journey.
I hope you enjoy listening to the show, that it delivers you information that you can use in your business, career and life, and I invite you to email me at anytime if you have requests, suggestions or feedback – my direct email is Chantal@fitnessbusinesspodcast.com
Thank you once again and welcome to the #FBPfamily
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