Fred Zoller graduated from SLU with a B.S. in Kinesiology emphasizing human movement. He has attained numerous training certifications and has read and studied every ounce of material he could get his hands on related to health and fitness. During his career as a fitness coach, Fred began with private personal training in 1996 and teaching nutrition seminars in 2005 stemming from his career as a natural bodybuilder. He has worked with a wide variety of clientele, from general population clientele to several top level athletes, State Champions, and professionals in a multitude of sports. A sought after expert, Fred is invited to speak to a number of organizations each year on topics such as fitness, nutrition and motivation. For the last 2 years he has spent much of his time developing his new training facility and his coaches branding his very own training philosophy, which has been successful for years. Recently, he is a student of World Renowned Martin Rooney, the founder of Training For Warriors, one of the top fitness coaches in the world. He is devoted to changing the lives of every single person he comes across on a daily basis.
Pete Dupuis is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance. He has served as business director of CSP since it was established in 2007. Since graduating with an MBA from Babson College during the spring of 2007, Pete has been able to apply his entrepreneurial skills in helping to build CSP into the prominent strength and conditioning facility that it is today. His commitment to customer service can be seen day in and day out as he interacts closely with clients from all ages and athletic backgrounds. Having overseen the development and growth of three separate CSP locations, Pete has discovered a passion for facility layout design and implementation. His passions outside of the business include playing recreational men’s league soccer and spending time with his wife, Katie, and their son, Collin.
Trevor Wittwer is the co-founder of Habit Catalyst, a software program for fitness and nutrition professionals that automates the accountability and education process with clients. Born and raised in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Trevor owns and operates Functional Fitness, the complete health and fitness solution for busy people designed to shed the unwanted weight, create the body one wants and the vibrant health each desires.
Dr. Mike is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Dr. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. His academic background, coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients, gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results. As a scientist, his research has been published multiple times in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Mike oversees the optimization of the health, nutrition, and performance of a range of clientele from professional athletes, to celebrities, to Fortune 500 executives. He is also a sought after continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss.
In this special episode, I'm interviewed by my friend and colleague Justin Yule. We discuss my beginnings, and how I got to where I am today, which has allowed me to build my ideal business.
Justin Yule is the President & Chief Fitness Officer of Fitness Revolution in Chanhassen, MN. He also serves fitness professionals worldwide as a business coach and the content manager of the Virtual Fitness Mastermind.
Wil Fleming started Force Fitness over 8 years ago. In the time since opening the doors he and his team have helped thousands of clients lose tens of thousands of pounds, and of the 1000’s of athletes they have worked with, nearly 200 athletes have moved on to a career in college athletics. Before opening Force Fitness, Wil was the youngest Division 1 track and field coach in the country at Indiana University, and prior to that was an All-American and school record holding track athlete at IU as well. As a high school athlete will was an all-state football player, and state champion in track and field.
Dale King is the proud owner of PSKC, President of Team Some Assembly Required and co-owner of Doc Spartan. He holds Crossfit Level 1, USAW Olympic Lifting, and many other certifications related to fitness.
John Berardi, PhD is a founder of Precision Nutrition, the largest private nutrition coaching company in the world, and he is one of North America’s most popular and respected authorities on fitness and nutrition. John has made his mark as a leading researcher in the field of exercise and nutritional science, as a widely read author and writer, and as a coach and trainer who has helped thousands achieve their health, fitness and performance goals.
Luka Hocevar is a strength and performance specialist, and the founder of Vigor Ground Fitness and co-owner of The Pack Fitness Business LLC. Luka has made a name for himself as one of the premier trainers in Washington state as well as one of the up and coming strength coaches in the country, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their personal physique and performance goals. He is a former professional basketball player and started and a kettlebell training center in his hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which became one of the top kettlebell training facilities in Eastern Europe. Luka speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to health and fitness, and is a best-selling author with “The Fit Formula”, a book that he co-authored with some of the world’s top fitness professionals.
Adam Bornstein is the CEO and Founder of Born Fitness, LLC., and Pen Name Consulting. He’s a Brand Builder, Best-Selling Author, Editor and Consultant, as well as a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Adam was named one of the most influential writers in health and fitness by Dr. Oz's Sharecare, SHAPE magazine, Greatist, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
John Spencer Ellis is the Founder and CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), which educates, certifies and provides business solutions for fitness, coaching and nutrition professionals. NESTA now has over 55,000 members throughout the world. In addition to being one of the world’s foremost fitness and personal development experts, John is a best-selling author, speaker, philanthropist and television personality.
Pat Beith is the owner and founder of Athletes Acceleration, a company that provides the best strength and conditioning information from top coaches and sharing with anyone that appreciates the importance of continuing education. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, and is recognized by National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (PES), American College of Sports Medicine (HFI), International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) and USA Track & Field Coaching Level II (Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays). He’s been published in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, STACK Magazine, Elite Fitness, StrengthCoach, Successful Coaching, DragonDoor, and many other publications and newsletters.
Starting in 1998 with just over $300 in seed money, Eric Ruth built four successful businesses that have generated tens of millions in revenue, and created a charitable fund raising project that’s produced over $1 million in donations. Over the years, Eric has created hundreds of marketing tools, campaigns and systems that produce client-generating, money-making results for local business owners, including The Referral Challenge.
Mike Robertson is an industry icon in the fitness world and is the owner of IFAST and Robertson Training Systems. IFast is one of the top gyms in the country, as reported by Men’s Health and Women’s Health Magazines, and trains a list of highly successful professional athletes.
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Behind Eric's expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes - and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP's cutting-edge methods. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.
Ryan Lee is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and, most importantly, busy father of four! When he's not carpooling his kids - he's busy building businesses.
Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates, educates, and inspires people worldwide. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, a world-class facility that provides personal training, strength and conditioning, therapeutic massage and bodywork, Pilates, yoga, nutrition, chiropractic and physical therapy programs.
Todd works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes. This includes NFL MVPs, Super Bowl Champions and MVPs, Heisman Trophy Winner, Olympic and X-Game Gold Medalists, and many other champion athletes. He is a 2 Time Personal Trainer of the Year (IDEA & ACE) and has received numerous industry accolades. Greatist has named Todd one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness for the past three years.
His gym, Fitness Quest 10, was named one of “America’s Top 10 Gyms” by Men’s Health for the past 5 years, and in addition to high-profile athletes, attracts many fitness enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels who want to improve their overall health and fitness performance. His team of 38 trainers, coaches, and therapists deliver results to over 500 clients weekly.
Todd has appeared on 60 Minutes, ESPN, the NFL Network and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPNN the Magazine, Stack Magazine, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many others.
Through Todd Durkin Enterprises, Todd and his staff provide motivational and educational programs and team-building events to companies and conferences worldwide. Some of these companies include Under Armour, Gatorade, The Ken Blanchard Companies, YPO, Wells Fargo, Bath & Body Works, Cal-a-Vie Resort & Spa, the Golden Door, IMG, USMA, UCSD, UBS Warburg, Quest Ventures, Behr Paints, Kaiser Permanente, Torrey Pines Bank, Administrative Professionals, Life Care Solutions, and the San Diego Chargers.
Todd earned his BS degree in Kinesiology from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and his MA degree in Exercise & Nutritional Science with a specialty in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine from San Diego State University.
He and his wife Melanie reside in San Diego, CA, with their three children, Luke, Brady, and McKenna.
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