Fix Your Gym

Adam Niffen

Welcome to Fix Your Gym, a podcast dedicated to seeking out expert knowledge to bring you the latest news on innovation and technology from leading entrepreneurs, executives, tech experts and other leaders from different sectors of the dynamic fitness industry we all love to be a part of.

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Episodes

The Power of People Leadership and Culture at CTX Home Gyms with Co-Founder Dillon Ivey
Jun 11 2024
The Power of People Leadership and Culture at CTX Home Gyms with Co-Founder Dillon Ivey
In episode 19 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Dillon Ivey, founder of CTX Home Gyms, as he shares his inspiring journey of starting a fitness business during the challenging times of COVID-19. They discuss the importance of building a strong team, creating a positive company culture, and the role of leadership in business success.Tune in to learn more about the latest industry trends and technologies in the fitness world.TIMESTAMPS[00:03:28] Supporting Valuable Products and Services.[00:05:16] Building a Community.[00:10:59] Entrepreneurial Journey and Divine Intervention.[00:14:03] Starting a Business with No Money.[00:18:17] Refurbished Equipment Sales Strategy.[00:21:36] Entrepreneurship During the Pandemic.[00:23:10] Seizing Opportunities in Entrepreneurship.[00:28:59] The Importance of Personal Development.[00:31:15] Genuine Care in Business Leadership.[00:33:45] Social Media Presence Strategies.QUOTES“The more time that my technicians can spend in the warehouse actually refurbishing the equipment, the better for our organization. That's just how the model is designed and built. So it's such a healthy ecosystem, specifically using refurbished companies partnering with service companies that do install or repair.” - Dillon Ivey"Seize the opportunity. In any destructive or negative situation, there's always some sort of opportunity there." - Adam Niffen“Y'all can lean into us for anything, whether that's just a 15-minute conversation about anything that you heard on this podcast or, you know, you need help with anything in Texas. We're super down.” - Dillon IveySOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Dillon IveyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dillonivey/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctxhomegymsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillon-ivey-41b98913b/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/CTX Home Gyms: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillon-ivey-41b98913b/==========================Support our sponsor:Ruben HandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieldtechfitness/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fieldtechfitness/Field Tech Fitness Solutions: https://fieldtechfitness.com/Support the Show.
Unlock Your Full Potential, Building A Framework For Your Business, Master the Fitness Equipment Service Industry
May 28 2024
Unlock Your Full Potential, Building A Framework For Your Business, Master the Fitness Equipment Service Industry
In episode 18 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen dives into the key elements that have transformed his business, sharing valuable insights and personal experiences. From implementing effective systems to prioritizing health and building a strong company culture, Adam discusses the essential components for success in the fitness industry.Tune in to the importance of core values, the impact of health on business performance, and the value of loyalty and progress.TIMESTAMPS[00:03:18] Overcoming Business Chaos with Systems.[00:08:37] Health Challenges for Entrepreneurs.[00:12:36] Focusing on Health.[00:15:55] Building a Company Culture of Health.[00:20:37] Company Core Values and Loyalty.[00:24:02] Embracing a Higher Power.[00:28:36] Open Invitation for Show Guests.QUOTES"Yeah, it's difficult. You don't want to be pissing away all the hard-earned money you have just because you don't have the right systems and things like that in place."“Build a business and you're not taking care of yourself. It makes no sense at all. And so, yeah, helping my employees get on the right path in that area. It's not necessarily really rigorous, but we make it fun. We make it where we get together and we do runs and we do challenges and I compensate them if they do well in the challenges and things like that and build a company culture of health, of support, of encouragement.”SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/==========================Support our sponsor:Ruben HandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieldtechfitness/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fieldtechfitness/Field Tech Fitness Solutions: https://fieldtechfitness.com/Support the Show.
Professional Fitness Solutions, Women in Fitness Services, Community Development with Founder of Reimagine Resources Juliana Scheidhauer
May 21 2024
Professional Fitness Solutions, Women in Fitness Services, Community Development with Founder of Reimagine Resources Juliana Scheidhauer
In episode 17 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Juliana Scheidhauer from Reimagine Resources to discuss her journey in the fitness equipment services industry. Juliana shares her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated field, the challenges she has faced, and her vision for a healthier and happier world.Tune in from this engaging conversation to learn about industry trends and innovative technologies.TIMESTAMPS[00:03:08] Building Collaboration in Fitness Industry.[00:05:31] Starting a Fitness Business[00:07:38] Importance of Finance for Entrepreneurs.[00:14:21] Industry Advocacy and Change.[00:15:23] Industry Improvements and Collaboration.[00:22:21] Scaling a Fitness Service Business.[00:24:49] Women in Fitness Industry.[00:27:06] Entrepreneurship and Social Impact.QUOTES“But really just gives me a good overview to ask the right questions to smarter people about how to do business better. So I would say for me, it's not so much of I know how to do everything, it's more of like I know what questions to ask now of smarter people and how to get there.” - Juliana Scheidhauer“I know a lot of small businesses can't afford that, but finding a way to be to maybe our prices, and maybe some of the warranty work needs to be a little bit higher so that we can provide better jobs with better compensation so that we can retain our people and retain the talent.” - Juliana Scheidhauer"I was of the mindset for a long time that scaling my business means increasing sales and expanding. But what I've learned after increasing sales and expanding is that scaling is not about that. It's about hiring and training. And that is a very difficult process." - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Juliana ScheidhauerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliana.scheidhauer/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliana.scheidhauerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianahscheidhauer/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Juliana Scheidhauer: https://jscheidhauer.wixsite.com/julianascheidhauerReimagine Resources: https://www.reimagineresources.co/==========================Support our sponsor:Ruben HandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieldtechfitness/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fieldtechfitness/Field Tech Fitness Solutions: https://fieldtechfitness.com/Support the Show.
Gym Equipment Upholstery, INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS with Founder of Gym Upholstery UK and RecoPad.com Dean Boyle
May 14 2024
Gym Equipment Upholstery, INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS with Founder of Gym Upholstery UK and RecoPad.com Dean Boyle
In episode 16 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Dean Boyle, the founder of Recopad, a company specializing in gym equipment upholstery and a new app designed to streamline the process for gym owners and suppliers. Dean also shares insights into the importance of collaboration in the industry and how innovation can drive growth and success.Tune in to learn more about making a difference in the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:03:15] Fitness Equipment Upholstery Innovation.[00:05:14] Upholstery Business Growth Journey.[00:11:40] Upholstery Industry Apprenticeship Program.[00:15:32] Streamlining Gym Maintenance Processes.[00:19:55] Streamlining Gym Operations.[00:26:06] Gym Owners Finding Local Services.[00:31:18] Upholstery Needs in Niche Markets.[00:34:13] Upholstery Industry Collaboration.[00:37:15] Upholstery to Gymnasium Transition.QUOTES"I just believe there's a need in our industry for those of us that have a voice, small business owners, there's a lot of really cool experiences, people's stories, and things like that. Different niche businesses. I just felt like I wanted to do this to provide value." - Adam Niffen“There is some element of reforming that you can do whilst you're on-site, but a lot of it really still let anybody in the upholstery industry, gem upholstery industry, we'll back them up on this. It is just a re-upholstery service, so stripping of the vinyl and re-sewing a cover to replace.” - Dean Boyle“What can you do to change to maybe avoid something that we do not know is coming around the corner? Nothing lasts forever. That is what I am constantly saying to myself. It does not. Businesses change. Everybody's businesses change. The world changes. Economic climate changes and all sorts. It is basically putting all that into a bucket and trying to come up with some new ideas or some new direction to be better.” - Dean BoyleSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Dean BoyleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanmarkboyle/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dean.boyle.50LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanmarkboyle/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/RecoPad - Fitness Equipment Upholstery Service: https://recopad.com/==========================Support our sponsor:Ruben HandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieldtechfitness/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fieldtechfitness/Support the Show.
How To Get Started In Your Own Business, Scaling, Hiring and Training with A.E.S Fitness Franchise Owner Adam Schwalb
May 7 2024
How To Get Started In Your Own Business, Scaling, Hiring and Training with A.E.S Fitness Franchise Owner Adam Schwalb
In episode 15 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Adam Schwalb, owner of AES Fitness, to discuss his journey in the fitness industry, starting from being a field service tech to franchising his business. They delve into topics such as the challenges of finding good technicians, the impact of COVID-19 on the fitness industry, and the process of franchising a business.Tune in to learn about industry trends, innovation, and the importance of collaboration for gym owners and fitness enthusiasts.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:02] FieldTech Fitness Solutions App.[00:07:05] The Struggles of an Entrepreneur.[00:08:45] Changing Lives Through Entrepreneurship.[00:13:25] Labor Challenges in Business.[00:17:19] Leadership and Team Dynamics.[00:19:29] Building a Strong Team.[00:26:22] Franchise Expansion Plans and Strategy.[00:28:56] COVID Challenges and Resilience.[00:31:42] Buying into a Franchise.[00:35:48] Starting a Business Mastermind.QUOTES"Truthfully, we have more power with unity. We can make the changes that we need to in our industry. Nobody's going to come and do it for us. They're not going to change their price structures because we try to negotiate. If we can join together and start making them make these changes, that's what we're going to do." - Adam Niffen"It's not about the name. It's what's behind the name. You know what I mean? Yeah. You can make anything blow up as long as you do the right thing and you work hard and you got a good name and a good brand." - Adam Schwalb“Now, a lot of it's warranty because all the a lot of these gyms all have new stuff that are under warranty for three to five years. So you have to have those relationships with the manufacturers and we do have them to become, you know, we can get the franchisee to become warranty certified so they can immediately start getting warranty work from manufacturers and start building relationships that way.” - Adam SchwalbSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Adam SchwalbInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aesfitness/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aesfitness34/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-schwalb-52826939/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/A.E.S Fitness: https://aesfitness.com/A.E.S Fitness Franchise: https://aesfitnessfranchise.com/Support the Show.
Fitness Repair GURU, Developing and Training Technicians, Building Service Teams with National Service Manager of Novofit in Australia with Ben Hudspith
Apr 16 2024
Fitness Repair GURU, Developing and Training Technicians, Building Service Teams with National Service Manager of Novofit in Australia with Ben Hudspith
In episode 14 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Ben Hudspith from Sydney, Australia, who brings a wealth of experience in the fitness industry. Ben shares insights from his roles as a field technician, small business owner, and now national service manager for a large company. The conversation delves into industry trends, technologies, products, and news, offering valuable perspectives for listeners. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of fitness equipment maintenance and service.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:42] Family Bicycle Shop Experience.[00:06:20] Starting a Gym Repair Business.[00:10:30] Entrepreneurial Journey Through Different Industries.[00:15:45] Persistence in Business Relationships.[00:19:40] Starting a Business Advice.[00:25:08] The Vastness of Australia.[00:30:09] A Unique Work Travel Experience.[00:31:47] Australian Outback Terrain.[00:34:49] Nova Fit Equipment Dealership.[00:39:33] Hands-on Equipment Maintenance Training.[00:44:06] Building Customer Relationships.[00:48:29] Smart Time Management Strategies.[00:51:19] Repair Tips And Tricks.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Ben Hudspith emphasize that building relationships with customers is crucial for technicians in the fitness industry. Ben mentions that a significant part of a technician's role is not only fixing the equipment but also effectively communicating with the customers. The interaction with the customer plays a vital role in establishing trust and loyalty, which are essential for long-term business success.Furthermore, Ben highlights the importance of effective communication and customer service skills, emphasizing the need for technicians to engage with gym managers, explain the repair process, and ensure customer satisfaction.QUOTES"A piece of advice would be just to keep going with it. You just got to get up every day and do the job. And then these days, information's fairly close to the internet. Yes, you can get by in the gym industry with a basic range of tools." - Ben Hudspith"You've got to think outside the box when you go to a job and you've got to try and fix it. You've got to try your very best, think of every way you can to fix that machine whilst you're there" - Ben Hudspith“Overall, that is going to pay for itself because you're adding significant value to the customer's experience, getting the machine fixed quicker, and that overall is definitely going to lead to more business.” - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Ben HudspithInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gym_repairs_tips_tricks_pics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.hudspithLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-hudspith/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenHudspithWEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/NovoFit: https://novoSupport the Show.
Cardio Raceways, Rubber Gym Flooring, And New Body Analyzer Technology with Expert Sidwell Kiser from GHS North America
Mar 26 2024
Cardio Raceways, Rubber Gym Flooring, And New Body Analyzer Technology with Expert Sidwell Kiser from GHS North America
In episode 13 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Sidwell Kiser from GHS North America, a company specializing in cardio raceways and rubber flooring for gyms. He also discusses body analyzer technology and the latest trends in the fitness industry.Tune in to learn more about the innovative fitness solutions.TIMESTAMPS[00:01:29] Cardio Raceways Innovation.[00:06:08] Difference Between Raceway and Railway.[00:10:29] Changing Trends in Fitness Electronics.[00:15:50] Interrupting podcast recording.[00:17:20] Innovative Gym Flooring Options.[00:22:24] Body Analyzer in Gyms.[00:26:11] Gym Design and Aesthetics.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Sidwell Kiser share insights into their unique plug-and-play cardio raceways, railway systems, and the benefits they offer to gym owners. They also delve into the evolving fitness landscape, including the shift towards connected fitness and interactive technology.Moreover, Adam and Sidwell delve into the benefits of their products in terms of organization, maintenance, and ease of use for gym owners and technicians. They also highlight the potential benefits of this technology for gym-goers in tracking their progress and making informed health decisions.QUOTES“Sales is much better than installing flooring.” - Adam Niffen“Technology allows them to really separate those things and see what's actually going on inside of their body and will allow them to be more apt to go back to the gym because they're seeing their real-time results rather than just the number.” - Sidwell Kiser“After talking with so many different people at Ursa, there definitely is a need and a want for our products that can save a lot of people time and money and startup costs and getting their gym open so they can also make some money.” - Sidwell KiserSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Sidwell KiserLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidwell-kiser-164a78262/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/GHS of North America: https://ghsofnorthamerica.com/Support the Show.
Building a Successful Fitness Repair Business, Small Business Owner Struggles with Founder of Huff-N-Puff Fitness Repair Dan Thompson
Mar 19 2024
Building a Successful Fitness Repair Business, Small Business Owner Struggles with Founder of Huff-N-Puff Fitness Repair Dan Thompson
In episode 12 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Dan Thompson from Huff-n-Puff Fitness Repair. Dan shares his 16 years of experience in the fitness industry and discusses his journey as a business owner in the fitness repair sector. They discuss industry trends, technologies, products, and health news, offering listeners a wealth of information. Tune in for an engaging discussion on fitness industry expertise and experiences!TIMESTAMPS[00:02:26] A Trade-Focused Podcast.[00:05:31] Early Days of Internet Marketing.[00:09:18] Earning Work by Merit.[00:12:19] The Appeal of Turning Wrenches.[00:15:32] Networking for Service Providers.[00:19:59] Providing Value for Success.[00:23:08] Industry Event Reflections and Future.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Dan Thompson highlight how building relationships and networking with other service providers can lead to a more connected and informed industry. By sharing insights, solutions, and experiences, service providers can collectively elevate the standards of service, improve customer satisfaction, and drive innovation in the fitness equipment repair sector.Additionally, industry events provide a platform for service providers to meet and collaborate with like-minded professionals. As discussed in the episode, connecting with other service providers facing similar challenges and opportunities can be incredibly beneficial. By sharing experiences, exchanging ideas, and discussing strategies, professionals can learn from each other, find solutions to common problems, and build a supportive network within the industry.QUOTES"Definitely learned a lot along the way. I've made countless mistakes, you know, lots of things that I would most definitely do differently knowing what I do now. But the fact that we've survived, I think, says a lot about the people that we have here and their dedication to what it is that we do." - Dan Thompson“Along with it, those relationships, they're important, but at the same time, you've got to walk the walk as well and stay consistent and keep on doing that. And, you know, it's not like you can just earn it once and then you're in forever. You need to constantly keep earning that every single day.” - Dan Thompson"I think people who provide value, it's important. It's important for people to know that they exist. So it will help us in the long run having more people to work with, more people to balance ideas off." - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Dan Thompson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huffnpufffitness/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Huff-n-Puff Fitness Repair: https://hnpfit.com/Support the Show.
Live from IHRSA 2024 Health and Fitness Association with Ruben Hand of Field Tech Fitness Solutions, Fitness Industry Overview, New Technology and Growth as an Industry
Mar 12 2024
Live from IHRSA 2024 Health and Fitness Association with Ruben Hand of Field Tech Fitness Solutions, Fitness Industry Overview, New Technology and Growth as an Industry
In episode 11 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Ruben Hand from Field Tech Fitness Solutions to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the fitness equipment service industry. They delve into topics such as industry fragmentation, the need for standardization in training and certification, and the importance of collaboration among service providers.Tune in to discover insights and perspectives from two industry experts as they discuss ways to improve the fitness equipment service sector.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:20] Fitness Equipment Service Platform.[00:04:42] Importance of Industry Events.[00:08:25] Supporting Each Other in Business.[00:14:27] Manufacturers' Influence Over Service Industry.[00:17:22] Collaboration Among Industry Players.[00:23:03] Awakening the Industry.[00:26:19] Industry Differences and Challenges.[00:31:08] Standardization in Certification for Technicians.[00:32:17] Certification in Automotive Industry.[00:36:23] Advancements in Fitness Industry.[00:41:08] Focusing on Expertise in Business.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Ruben Hand delved into the significance of collaboration and knowledge sharing among fitness equipment service providers to drive industry growth and improvement.  By working together, sharing insights, and supporting one another, service providers can elevate the industry as a whole and deliver superior services to clients.Furthermore, Adam and Ruben discuss that standardization can elevate the reputation of the fitness equipment service industry as a whole. By establishing industry-wide standards for training, certification, and processes, the industry can present itself as a professional and dependable service provider. This recognition can enhance the status of technicians and service providers, fostering increased respect and trust from clients and manufacturers.QUOTES“Stop using a million different applications and put something together that essentially streamlines their operations and gives them a single-stop platform to do everything that they do.” - Ruben Hand"This time around, I really think that us, as small business owners, we're the only ones that can change this. We're the only ones that can improve our own condition. We can't bang at the door of manufacturers or anybody for that matter. It's a matter of taking responsibility." - Adam Niffen“What we need is collaboration. What we need is continued conversation. What we need is a connection between companies and this idea of competition. And, you know, ‘I can't share any information with you, because you're going to ruin my business.’ That's just not true. And it needs to change.” - Ruben HandSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Ruben HandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fieldtechfitness/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fieldtechfitness/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Field Tech Fitness Solutions: https://fieldtechfitness.com/Support the Show.
Unique Gym Cultures, Business Models That Work in the Fitness Industry with the GM of The GYMKc Monica Anwander
Feb 27 2024
Unique Gym Cultures, Business Models That Work in the Fitness Industry with the GM of The GYMKc Monica Anwander
In episode 10 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Monica Anwander as she shares insights into the unique brand and business model of The Gym KC, highlighting their inclusive approach to fitness and commitment to member satisfaction. She discusses the journey of their fitness business, future plans, and industry challenges as she sheds light on the resilience and determination that has kept their business thriving.Tune in as we delve into the importance of maintaining equipment, and the value of strong relationships in the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:03:06] Family-Owned Gym Business Growth.[00:08:00] Flexible Gym Membership Options.[00:11:23] Gym Cancellation Policy.[00:16:35] Overcoming Adversities in Business.[00:20:01] Business Relocation Challenges and Growth.[00:25:26] Gym Equipment Sustainability Efforts.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Monica Anwander discuss the unique brand and business model of The Gym KC, focusing on inclusivity, simplicity, and a no-contract policy. The gym aims to provide a welcoming environment for individuals of all fitness levels and backgrounds. In addition, Adam and Monica highlight the importance of resiliency and success in every business where one can showcase their ability to overcome challenges and adapt to changing circumstances. QUOTES“And fitness above the physical aspects and benefits, there's a lot of mental aspects and benefits, as well. And that's, we should not be a stress point.” - Monica Anwander“We had over 30 different nationalities and countries represented in our population. All walks of life. All fitness levels. We don't want people to be intimidated to come to the gym. We want them to be able to come in and do their thing.” - Monica Anwander"But the cool thing about struggle is that if you can make it out the other side, you can come out a different and stronger business." - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/The Gym KCInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegymkc/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theGYMkc/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/The Gym KC: https://www.thegymkc.com/Support the Show.
Multi Family Fitness and Industry Trends with RMS Fitness Head of Commercial Sales Steve Heitzer
Feb 6 2024
Multi Family Fitness and Industry Trends with RMS Fitness Head of Commercial Sales Steve Heitzer
In episode 9 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen welcomes Steve Heitzer, Head of Commercial Sales and Amenity Design at RMS Fitness. Steve shares insights into their focus on the multifamily industry, highlighting the unique needs and concerns of this market segment. They discuss the company's expertise in fitness equipment service and sales, and their commitment to become the go-to resource for multifamily fitness solutions. Tune in to gain expert knowledge on fitness equipment in the multifamily industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:34] Pandemic Pet Project.[00:05:01] Multifamily Fitness Amenities Trends.[00:07:25] Functional Fitness Equipment.[00:16:09] Challenges in Large Installs.[00:20:05] Mounting and Installation Challenges.[00:25:27] Octane True Fitness Acquisition.[00:32:22] Challenges in Merging Service and Sales.[00:36:07] Exciting New Developments Coming.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Steve Heitzer discuss the impact of the pandemic on the fitness industry and how it led to a growth in the focus on health and fitness. They mentioned the emergence of new technologies and a transformation happening in the multifamily industry regarding fitness amenities.Furthermore, Adam and Steve emphasize that his growth has also influenced the development of fitness amenities in multifamily buildings, with a shift towards more comprehensive and well-equipped facilities.QUOTES"RMS fitness repair, maintain, sell fitness equipment is what we do. But we do kind of have a niche that we operate in as far as the multifamily industry. We found that they have specific needs and specific concerns that kind of set them apart from other places with fitness equipment in them. And because of that, we've decided to really lean into that and try to become the best resource for them that we can be." - Steve Heitzer“I want to be more something tangible, something real with my hands, which is why I got originally kind of enticed by the service side of the business. But now, working to create these real spaces and seeing that finished product of these fitness centers is really rewarding for me, and I've appreciated that a lot.” - Steve Heitzer“That's something I really try to pride myself on is like, I don't ever want my client to feel like they have to choose between two bad options. It's something I really try to avoid. I want them to be feeling like they always have a good choice to make.” - Steve Heitzer“Having some adaptability and being able to solve unique problems on the fly and deal with companies like ours sometimes can be a pain in the butt if you're a sales company and stock companies where you know, we're always like, ‘Hey, man, we got to get this done.’ ‘We got to get to the next install.’” - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Steve HeitzerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-heitzer-a1562b196/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/RMS Fitness: https://www.rmsfitness.com/Support the Show.
Technician Talk with ServiceRX Franchisee with Jared Grigg
Jan 9 2024
Technician Talk with ServiceRX Franchisee with Jared Grigg
In episode 8 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen is joined by Jared Grigg from ServiceRx, a franchise specializing in fitness industry services. Jared shares his 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and discusses the challenges and opportunities in the service side of the business. He talks about the importance of focusing on core business and providing value to customers, rather than getting into equipment sales. Tune in to learn more about Jared's journey and his insights into the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:01:05] Fitness Industry Service Side.[00:01:56] Growing Up in the Fitness Industry.[00:13:50] Quinac Machines and Technogym Outraces.[00:17:34] Industry Changes and Competition.[00:19:27] The Future of the Fitness Industry.[00:27:30] Sales Companies and Conflict of Interest.[00:31:20] Working Together and Building Legacies.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Jared Grigg highlight the importance of collaboration and idea-sharing within the fitness industry. They emphasize that there is enough work for everyone and that the success of one company does not equate to the failure of another. They firmly believe that if all industry players are thriving, it will ultimately benefit everyone involved.Additionally, Adam and Jared underscore the significance of maintenance and repair in the fitness industry. They note that many companies solely focus on selling fitness equipment and overlook the importance of preventative maintenance and repair services. However, ServiceRx specializes in maintenance and repair, aiming to support sales by taking care of the technical aspects for clients. They believe that this specialization is unique and valuable in the industry. QUOTES“I think the industry as a whole is pretty resilient. You're dealing with a lot of type A fitness people, and generally, they're used to grinding and they're used to adversity and pain." - Jared Grigg"We can all get together and work together and bounce ideas off of each other. And there's plenty of work out there and we can all learn from each other and really make our industry and what we do better.” - Adam Niffen“I got competition out there but I want to work with, especially in my region. I mean, there's enough work for everybody. And I feel like it's better if you work together and you don't shut people out and, I mean, I'm trying to build a legacy.” - Jared GriggSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Jared GriggFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ServiceRXNVA/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-grigg-843660257/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/ServiceRX: https://gosrx.com/Support the Show.
How Being Unhealthy Affects Your Business, Lifestyle Transformation, RESULTS with Daine Patton
Jan 2 2024
How Being Unhealthy Affects Your Business, Lifestyle Transformation, RESULTS with Daine Patton
In episode 7 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Daine Patton, the owner of Bats to Rats Wildlife Control and Prevention. Daine shares his inspiring story of how he used health and fitness to transform his life, his relationships, and his business. While the podcast often focuses on the tech and equipment side of the fitness industry, Adam believes it's important to hear from individuals who have utilized these tools to make positive changes in their lives. Tune in now to hear his story and gain valuable insights into the power of fitness. TIMESTAMPS[00:04:25] Weight Loss Journey and Transformation.[00:05:06] Multi-Level Marketing and Dedication.[00:06:20] Challenged to go Vegan.[00:20:02] Poor Health and Transformation.[00:24:05] Fatherhood and Personal Growth.[00:26:17] Business and Fitness Success.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Daine Patton discuss their personal transformation journeys, which involved recognizing the need for change in their lives. They also emphasize the significance of recognizing personal flaws and making positive changes. They believe that the ability to acknowledge when one has been wrong and humbly seek improvement is a remarkable attribute. Overall, Adam and Daine underscore the significance of self-reflection, acknowledging personal flaws, and taking action to bring about positive changes in one's life. They firmly believe that this process is essential for personal growth and development.QUOTES"I also like to have people on who have utilized these tools and have utilized this industry to transform their lives, transform their minds, their families, their businesses, and everything like that." - Adam Niffen"What started as a weight loss journey has turned into the most incredible personal development journey that I didn't see coming." - Daine Patton“Fitness was the catalyst to the amazing changes that I have been able to progress in my life. My business has gotten better every single year since I've been losing weight. My relationship with my wife has gotten better every single year. My relationships with my kids are better, just like I am now able to show up in all areas of my life that actually mean something to me, that I, that I realized that I wasn't showing up for before.” - Daine Patton"Yeah, there's no greater man or attribute to a man than somebody who can realize what they've been doing is not correct… And humble themselves and make a change." - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Daine PattonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/C1I1q68qqeP/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008916825624LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daine-patton-0366558b/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Bats to Rats Wildlife Control and Prevention: https://batstorats.com/Support the Show.
Financial Fitness, Business Financing and Growth with Jonathan Fodera
Dec 26 2023
Financial Fitness, Business Financing and Growth with Jonathan Fodera
In episode 6 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen welcomes Jonathan Fodera, CEO at Integrated Business Financing to discuss the importance of business credit and financing in the fitness industry. They share how their mutual connection introduced them and how Integrated Business Financing has helped them with equipment purchases, lines of credit, and building their business credit. They emphasize the value of good business credit and the positive impact it can have on a fitness business. Tune in to this enlightening conversation that will leave you inspired to value good business credit and the positive impact it can have on a fitness business. TIMESTAMPS[00:03:01] Business Credit and Financial Health.[00:03:33] The Importance of Financial Education.[00:05:06] Small Business Support and Impact.[00:08:45] Gaining Financial Freedom.[00:13:07] The Value of Community.[00:17:38] Teaching Kids to Operate a Business.[00:18:11] Impact of Family Business Failure.[00:21:15] Financial Literacy for Business Owners.[00:25:30] Central Bank Digital Currencies.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Jonathan Fodera emphasize the unique qualities of entrepreneurs and their potential to transform their lives through relationships and networking. They believe that networking and learning from other entrepreneurs is invaluable as it exposes them to different industries and allows them to gain insights from others' experiences and solutions to common problems.QUOTES“They don't teach us this in school, right? And there's a part of it that I think is intentional. Right? We don't learn how to balance a checkbook. We don't learn about taxes. We don't learn about running a business. We don't learn about business credit. And what a lot of people fail to understand is that Building a business is like building a house. You started a foundation, you work your way up, and you just continue to go and grow.” - Jonathan Fodera"What people don't realize is if we do not support small business, we don't have a country… You'll be working for big box locations that have this woke ideology bullshit being passed down. And we don't have the chance to impact our communities the way we want to." - Jonathan Fodera“Us talking about this and the truth. is a positive thing. It's a great thing. It's not to be negative. It's to protect. It's because we care about our country, care about people in it, care about our families. Care about our freedoms." - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Jonathan FoderaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.fodera/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.fodera.3/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-fodera-391a98a1/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Integrated Business Financing: https://www.integratedbusinessfinancing.com/World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/Capitol Tools: https://capital.tools/Support the Show.
Reinforcing Your Gym, Company Culture, and Fitness Industry Trends with Dustin Bogle
Dec 12 2023
Reinforcing Your Gym, Company Culture, and Fitness Industry Trends with Dustin Bogle
In episode 5 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen welcomes guest, Dustin Bogle, as they share their insights and experiences, shedding light on the challenges of staying connected in a world driven by technology. They highlight the potential negative impact of technology on interpersonal relationships and suggest that there may be a divide between those who embrace technology and those who prioritize human connection.Tune in to learn more about how technology is changing the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:57] Fastest Way to Sharpen Business Acumen.[00:05:21] Struggling Gyms and Leadership.[00:08:15] Gym Owners' Superpowers and Struggles.[00:11:20] Developing a Motivated Team.[00:14:20] Finding the Right Team Members.[00:18:51] Studio Gym Equipment Recommendations.[00:22:38] Training for Human Connection.[00:24:07] Striking Up Conversations with Strangers.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Dustin Bogle delve into the impact of technology on interpersonal relationships, highlighting how its increasing use can lead to a sense of disconnection from others. They emphasize the potential negative impact of technology on interpersonal relationships and suggest that there may be a divide between those who embrace technology and those who prioritize human connection.Additionally, Adam and Dustin discuss the challenge of finding employees or clients who share the same drive and motivation. They acknowledge that not everyone will possess the same level of dedication, which can be a source of frustration. They also emphasize the importance of developing a discerning eye to identify individuals who genuinely express a desire to work hard and seize opportunities, rather than those who simply tell employers what they want to hear.QUOTES"I wrongfully believe that running this business was about equipment and coaches…. And what I failed to build into them was leadership and culture. There was no manager on site. It was just a bunch of coaches and equipment. Oh, and there's no leadership. There's no accountability. The inmates are ruckus. And eventually, it caught up with me." - Dustin Bogle"Everybody knows how to ace the test and put on that fake smile. But when you work, the truth always comes up." - Dustin Bogle"The second is finding somebody that talks a lot about being an entrepreneur, but in all reality, they're really an intrapreneur, which means they want to run a business inside of your business." - Dustin Bogle"Talk to random strangers, get out of your comfort. It's uncomfortable. It's always going to be like uncomfortable to break the ice.” - Adam NiffenSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Dustin BogleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dustin.bogle/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealDustinBogle/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustin-bogle-5b8a4b46/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@DustinBogleWEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.comSupport the Show.
Sweat, Screws and Success - Fitness Equipment Service Industry with Scott Jennings from Service RX
Nov 21 2023
Sweat, Screws and Success - Fitness Equipment Service Industry with Scott Jennings from Service RX
In episode 4 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen welcomes his guest, Scott Jennings, as he shares his insights on personal development and the growth of the service side of the industry. They underscore the significance of finding a mentor or influencer who aligns with one's values as they emphasize the importance of unity, alignment, and personal development for the success of an organization. They assert that when everyone is united and growing together, the organization can thrive and achieve its goals.Tune in for an insightful conversation about personal growth and entrepreneurship in the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:00:29] Franchising in the Fitness Industry.[00:09:25] Franchising Experiences[00:11:45] Becoming Synonymous with an Industry.[00:20:26] Immature Leadership in Clubs.[00:24:36] Bringing Back Team Meetings.[00:27:02] Industry Growth and Maturity.[00:31:30] Training and Industry Potential.[00:35:26] Service Providers and their Qualifications.[00:43:07] Taking Care of the Shell.In this episode, Adam Niffen and Scott Jennings emphasize the importance of finding a mentor or influencer whose style and teachings resonate with oneself. They also acknowledge their own learning pace, admitting that it took them a considerable amount of time to reach their current level of understanding. They emphasize the importance of not only developing oneself but also developing others, as the success of an organization relies on the growth of its leader and team.In addition, Adam and Scott believe that for an organization to thrive, unity and alignment are crucial. They assert that when the team shares a common vision and goals, they are stronger together. They then further highlight the importance of vulnerability and openly acknowledging weaknesses as a part of effective leadership. They believe that creating an environment of trust and support fosters growth.QUOTES"We can start a business just with our brains, you know, and sweat equity." - Scott Jennings"What the organization is always as great as its leader." - Scott Jennings“It's all about developing people. And I can't develop people. I can only develop people as much as I develop myself.” - Adam Niffen"Team meetings have absolutely transformed our business. I love it. And it's a non-negotiable… It just keeps you guys close together and things like that and keeps you on the right path." - Adam Niffen"We're a company that delivers on the promise that is constantly broken by others." - Scott Jennings"We need well-rounded conversations for us to be a healthier organization for those who use us." - Scott JenningsSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Scott JenningsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.jennings.180/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-jennings-8591a234/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Support the Show.
Champ Talk & Mixed Martial Arts with Branden Hudson
Nov 12 2023
Champ Talk & Mixed Martial Arts with Branden Hudson
In episode 3 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen interviews Branden Hudson, owner of SBY MMA and Fitness in Salisbury, Maryland. Branden shares his journey of starting off as someone looking to lose weight and eventually getting into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in his thirties. The conversation highlights the intense workouts that drew Branden to the sport and his passion for serving the fitness industry and community.Tune in to hear how Branden serves the fitness industry and community with his gym.TIMESTAMPS[00:02:42] Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).[00:04:19] A Struggling Town and Drugs.[00:06:23] Living Dual Lives while Fighting.[00:09:28] The Spiritual Aspect of Martial Arts.[00:13:06] The Balance of Good and Evil.[00:17:53] Owning the Roles of your Species.[00:19:27] Self-Defense and Societal Fears.[00:24:30] MMA Gym Expansion.[00:26:19] Success Leaves Clues.In this episode, Adam Niffen and his guest, Branden Hudson, delve into the significance of maintaining control and integrity when faced with aggravating situations. They highlight how martial arts can teach individuals emotional control and the ability to remain composed even when provoked. This ability to stay calm and collected in the face of provocation is seen as a crucial aspect of character and integrity development. In addition, Adam and Branden emphasize the significance of reconnecting with nature and the benefits it brings. They argue that being in the outdoors can help us develop character and integrity as human beings. While acknowledging that society may be moving away from this connection to nature, they also believe that there is still a group of people who value and uphold traditional ways of thinking.QUOTES“There were so many different phases that I had to really overcome and work through and layers I had to had to do the work with where I realized that I wasn't necessarily in control and I wasn't necessarily the one running the show. ” - Branden Hudson“I think that everybody has. a capability of doing evil and everybody has capability of doing good. And I think we have to nurture both of those sides.” - Branden Hudson“The root word of discipline is disciple.” - Adam Niffen"You have to be prepared to be able to protect your family."  - Adam Niffen"But I do think that we have a duty to our species, and as a man, I need to step into that duty and be a man in all ways. I need to be hardened. I need to be responsible. I need to be a leader. I need to be soft. I need to be understanding. I need to be all these things, man. " - Branden HudsonSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Branden HudsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbymmaandfitness/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Branden-Hudson-100009946059940/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/branden-hudson-a425326a/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Support the Show.
Living A Limitless Life with Clint Riggin
Nov 6 2023
Living A Limitless Life with Clint Riggin
In episode 2 of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen welcomes Clint Riggin, the founder of Limitless Coaching, an eight-year Navy veteran, and a bodybuilder with an impressive record. They discuss his journey and various endeavors in the industry. They also emphasize that focusing on internal health encompasses not only physical well-being but also mental clarity and confidence-building.Tune in to hear Clint's inspiring story and how he is making a positive impact in the fitness industry.TIMESTAMPS[00:01:22] Eight-year Navy veteran.[00:04:13] Overcoming Depression and Finding Purpose.[00:06:30] Overcoming Addiction and Changing Environment.[00:11:39] Drug Use in the Fitness Industry.[00:14:49] Appreciating the Blessings in Life.[00:16:23] Going Through Transformation.[00:19:01] Overcoming Adversity and Helping Others.In this episode, Adam Niffen with his first-ever guest, Clint Riggin, explores the significance of building confidence and achieving mental clarity through the act of keeping promises to oneself. They emphasize that when we make commitments to ourselves, such as prioritizing exercise or maintaining a healthy diet, we not only take steps toward our goals but also develop confidence in our ability to follow through.Moreover, Adam and Clint emphasize that optimizing one's body goes beyond fitness and nutrition alone. They stress the importance of understanding internal health and the significance of blood work. Hence, they also emphasize the significance of incorporating faith and gratitude into their life, highlighting the daily happiness and blessings they experience.QUOTES“And I understand that fitness and nutrition is not just the key. It's about optimizing your body and understanding your blood work and knowing what's going on internally. So that externally, you can have the body that you want, the life that you want, the energy that you want. And it's not just for yourself, it's for the people around you” - Clint Riggin“I know the struggle is real when it comes to drugs and alcohol. It seems like a lot of entrepreneurs, go through this struggle, but they're driven people. There's something about going through that fight in particular that people who can come out of it really come out with high-level people” - Adam Niffen “I think there's a significant difference between health and fitness. You got a lot of fitness guys out there, but you don't have a whole lot of health guys.” - Adam Niffen"And I found God. He came into my life in a really big way. He showed me my true passion for what I want to do is foster relationships, connect people, and create memories." - Clint Riggin"Bring those good people together, the people that really focus on holistic wellness, that really want to do something and embody it. And let's all create memories together. And let's all create friendships and have good people in your life. Because your environment, like I said, is one of the biggest things that matter." - Clint RigginSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/Clint RigginInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/clint_riggin/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clint.rigginLinkedIn: Support the Show.
Vision for the Show
Nov 6 2023
Vision for the Show
In this first episode of Fix Your Gym, Adam Niffen introduces the show and discusses its objective of providing valuable knowledge and insights from industry leaders in the fitness industry. This podcast aims to inspire and educate listeners on improving their businesses, careers, and overall mindset. Adam discusses the diverse range of guests that will be featured, including salespeople, entrepreneurs, executives, and innovative companies in the fitness industry. Tune in to gain inspiration and learn how to enhance your gym experience.TIMESTAMPS[00:01:41] New Fitness Industry Technologies.[00:07:02] Self-Improvement and Industry Insights.[00:08:39] Podcasts Transforming Daily Life.In this episode, Adam Niffen’s goal is to inspire personal transformation and self-improvement. He emphasizes the importance of providing valuable knowledge and insights to transform people's lives. By delving deep into the minds and experiences of the guests, the podcast aims to gain valuable insights on topics such as mindset and the latest innovations in technology. In addition, this podcast strives to provide value to listeners by delving deep into the minds and lives of the guests, gaining valuable insights on topics such as mindset and the latest innovations in technology within the fitness industry. Adam Niffen believes that conversations and listening to podcasts have been transformative for themselves and their family. He views podcasts as a tool for self-improvement and a means to become the best version of oneself.QUOTES“In-depth conversations from industry leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and different people in the fitness industry that can bring us valuable knowledge and insights and how to improve our business, how to improve our careers, how to improve our lives in general, our mindset, things like that.”“Our business in particular is involved in developing our employees and bringing and building a company culture that really fosters growth in the individual employee, or individuals themselves. ”"Podcasts have really transformed the way that I live my life and the way that my family lives their life."SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSAdam NiffenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-niffen-6baba7170/WEBSITEStride Fitness Solutions: https://stridefitnesssolutions.com/Support the Show.