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167. David Newman | Rx Smart Gear

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Y8x9XHA0z/ On today's episode, Ackerman chats with David Newman, the owner of Rx Smart Gear. Back in 2009, David was looking to improve his double unders, he uses what he could find on the market to make his jump rope. After members of his gym started to want them as well, a friend pushed him to put them on Facebook.…

166. Chris Sanders | Penn State CrossFit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7r66xfnIPk/ On today's episode, Ackerman sits down with Chris Sanders, a senior at Penn State who's the President of an on-campus Crossfit Affiliate. PSU CrossFit is a student-run CrossFit affiliate with over 130 Members. Chris explains by having an on-campus affiliate has opened the world of Crossfit to so many new young people. This allows for communities and friendship to…

164. Dale King | Doc Spartan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR0r91n1lrM On today’s episode, Ackerman is chatting with Dale King. Dale is the owner of PSKC CrossFit and Doc Spartan male grooming company. Just by the way Ackerman swears the scrub, he’ll tell you all about it. Dale goes into how he runs multiple successful businesses and has a thriving affiliate. This is an excellent episode for affiliate owners and…

163. Are you not Entertained!?

Educate, Inspire, and Entertain, that's what you need to do in order to be a successful CrossFit coach, but what does that mean and how exactly does one entertain? This episode is brought to you by GOWOD. The GO WOD app is unique because of its mobility test is a totally innovative concept that will allow you to clearly highlight…

162. Markus Gerszi | Gym Breakthrough

https://www.instagram.com/p/B55cZFTAFJP/ On today’s episode, we have Markus Gerszi long time friend of Fern. Markus is former affiliate owners, he now runs Gym Breakthrough which helps gyms create a better client experience with customer services being at the forefront. Markus has helped thousands of gyms find their path to success, which look different for each one. He points out that no…

161. Christmas Abbott | The Badass Life

https://www.instagram.com/p/B77LodKHfQN/ On today’s episode, Ackerman sits down with Christmas Abbott. Christmas has been in the CrossFit space for 15 years, from competing to running her own businesses. She completely turned her life around from drinking, smoking and partying when she’s 22 to being a beast on the Crossfit games floor. Christmas has run a box, sold box, run an online…

160. John Berardi | Change Maker

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VugyTnAPt/ On today’s episode, Jason sit down with John Berardi. John is best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. He’s also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be changemakers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career. Berardi has…

159. Eric Hinman | Life by Design

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7wtVDWl41i/ On today’s episode, Ackerman sits down with Eric Himan. Eric is a health and wellness entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Original Grain, XO Taco, and Urban Life Athletics. Eric is a contributor and partner at Fellow Gent, an aspirational new media company for wellness-minded men. He was able to retire at 34 and has since been living life…

158. Do Less Better

Doing less better is something that is brought up quite a lot in the Crossfit space. When being a Coach in any field, not just Crossfit if you don’t give yourself time to actually coach in class. Everything will be moving too quickly to allow you to actually help your members. Fern and Ackerman discuss the effect this has on…

157. Buying / Selling a CrossFit Affiliate

Ackerman and Fern get one question coming up regularly: Should I buy an Affiliate? They discuss the crucial factors on how to value an affiliate allowing for an accurate value of the business. Also, how to go about actually doing it, who needs to be involved and how to move the business forward. Ackerman and Fern have been through this…