Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author, with his most recent work being The Mask of Masculinity. He’s built a multi-million dollar online media company, speaks all over the world, and is an advisor for billion dollar brands. Lewis is the host of the School of Greatness podcast, which shares inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet to help you find out what makes great people great.
Lindsay Vastola is the Founder & CEO of Body Project Fitness & Lifestyle/ PFP media. She transforms the lives of thousands of women via her highly successful independent boot camp, becoming a force in the rising tide professionalism of the industry.
Body Creations, Inc (BCI) and Andy McCloy provide a wide range of Strength Training and Performance Enhancement services to the greater Huntsville, Alabama area. We train athletes of all ages and sports including football, basketball, baseball, mixed martial arts (MMA), wrestling, soccer, softball, and golf. Andy McCloy has worked with literally hundreds of athletes ranging from middle and high school to the Professional levels, including the NFL and Arena Football Leagues. Our speed camp has allowed athletes of all ages and skill sets to drastically improve their Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ).
Personal trainer and strength coach Joe Dowdell is one of the most highly sought-after fitness experts in the world. His motivating teaching style and unique expertise have helped transform a clientele that includes stars of television and film, musicians, pro athletes, CEO's and top fashion models from around the world-an association reflecting his own former career in front on the camera. Joe is the founder and co-owner of Peak Performance; a 10,000-square-foot loft, that was voted the #3 gym in America by Men's Health Magazine. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Dowdell has earned many of the top certifications (see below) in the varied disciplines (biomechanics, physiology, etc.) that constitute fitness, and his ability to articulate that knowledge has made him a regular expert contributor to national publications as diverse as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Allure, Muscle & Fitness and Fitness Magazine, on whose advisory board he serves. Mr. Dowdell has contributed to the following books: The A-List Workout (McGraw Hill), Lift Strong, Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness (Rodale Publishing), The Big Book of Exercises (Rodale Publishing) and his own fitness book entitled "Ultimate You," (Rodale Publishing) is now available everywhere.
Bobby Smith is the owner of Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT), based in Tinton Falls, NJ. He was a high-level high school and college athlete in multiple sports, and now has several fitness certifications. Bobby is also the co-author of The Coaches Guide to Jump Training and The Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete.
Based in Crowley, Texas, Levi Memmer is the owner of Intensity Training Systems (I.T.S.) and a high-level strength and conditioning coach.
Doug is president and founder of Spurling Fitness. Originally from Haverhill, Massachusetts he moved to Southern Maine to attend University of New England. While at UNE he played semi-professional football on the side, worked full time in a gym, attended conferences, and read every book he could on performance and fat loss. He graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science in 2010. Following UNE, Doug enrolled in United States Sports Academy’s (USSA) Master of Sports Science program, and received his graduate degree in 2015. He has several years of experience as a personal trainer for general fitness and a strength and conditioning coach for athletes. His certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Dave Gleason has been coaching young athletes for 2 decades, dating back to 1989 as a soccer coach to hundreds aspiring soccer players. In the mid to late 90’s Dave was strength coach for some of the most successful young tennis players in New England – many of them reaching top ten rankings regionally and nationally. Dave has served as a strength and conditioning coach for private swim club teams and has worked individually with hundreds of children 6-18 years old with a wide ranging ability level. Dave Gleason is the owner of one of the top youth training facilities in the world in Pembroke, MA, and has worked with thousands of athletes ranging from the shy six year old to all-stars at the professionals level. He’s also an acclaimed international presenter on youth fitness and widely regarded as the fitness industry’s ‘go to guy’ for coaching kids ages 6-13. Dave is the co-creator of the IYCA’s Youth Speed Development product. Dave’s contributions include the IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1 text – Essentials of Youth Conditioning and Fitness (Second Edition), the IYCA Complete Athlete Development and over 4 years ago the Game Play Performance (2012) program. Dave is also an advisor and content provider to Reebok International and consultant to trainers, coaches, physical educators, youth sports organizations and public school systems K-12.
Scot Prohaska is distinguished as a nationally recognized sports and executive performance consultant. Scot specializes in elevating performance and developing the careers of elite athletes. His blend of world-class knowledge, research, in conjunction with creative application of an artist ensures there are no “cookie-cutter” programs or diagnostic work for his clients.
Mike Reinold is a physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach and performance enhancement specialist. After working for many years with such prestigious organizations such as The Boston Red Sox, The American Sports Medicine Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital, he founded Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston, MA. At Champion, they help people feel better, move better, and perform better with an integrated approach to physical therapy, fitness, and sports performance. Champion also features an acclaimed baseball performance program in their amazing baseball training facility.
Billy Hofacker is the creator of the Total Body Fitness Boot Camp of Long Island. He held his first fitness boot camp in May of 2004 and has been a full time personal trainer for over 18 years. Billy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) from Queens College and is also certified by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as a certified strength and conditioning coach.
On today’s very special episode, I talk with my wife Holly, who’s a Lifestyle Design Coach for Moms. In the past decade, she’s coached over 33,000 moms through a variety of online fitness products, programs and transformation challenges. As a result, Holly has created one of the most popular online fitness brands for moms in the world, Fit Yummy Mummy. She speaks at national fitness conferences, contributes to fitness magazines like Women’s Health and Shape and shares her message in places like USA Today, on CBS, ABC and Fox.
Since launching The Ideal Business Show last August, we have released 20 episodes and I wanted to take this time and reflect on what we have learned so far. Today I’ve picked out five of the most powerful takeaways I’ve gotten from these inspiring guests!
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar is the Co Founder of The Camp Transformation Center. He has helped transform THOUSANDS of people not only physically but what he feels is even more important "mentally". A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Bakhtiar has degrees in nutrition and pre-medicine. He is also the author of the popular book "The Total Body Transformation Secrets" His passion for "body transformations" began with his own.| Dr. Bakhtiar, transformed his own physique from a scrawny, awkward kid to a Champion bodybuilder who holds the record of having a first place title in every weight class. Today, he is a proud husband and father of two beautiful girls and a devoted family and business man.
Scott Rawcliffe is a social media thought leader for fit pros, a Facebook marketing expert and an International fitness presenter.
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.