By Kevin Dineen
Join your host, Coach Kev Dineen, as he navigates entrepreneurship amongst NYC competition. You’ll discuss business, entrepreneurship, management, marketing and certainly, training.
Episode 18 with Jill Coleman: Breaking Down Your Business to Build Your Brand
This episode will break down ✅ Why scarcity exists in the fitness industry ✅ How she overcame self limiting beliefs ✅ The pandemic boomerang ✅ Three traits of successful trainers ✅ How to balance energy as a trainer ✅ The future of the most successful coach ✅ Jill’s two types of business clients ✅ What’s better: followers or engagement And MUCH more
January 30, 2023
Episode 17 with Tony Gentilcore
Tony pulls back the curtain on his current business model, the trainable menu, how he rehabbed his torn Achilles, and what he’s working on in his business and studio.
January 17, 2023
Episode 16 with Amber Tacy of Dancers Who Lift
Amber joins us to talk about her start within the fitness industry, break down workout myths, how to conquer intimidation by applying those concepts, culture and how to curate it, and her ideal content schedule.
January 08, 2023
Episode 15: Advancing Your Pelvic Health with Dr Sarah Duvall
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: ✅ How pelvic health is more important than ever for athletic females ✅ How Sarah has learned from her own hypermobility and injuries ✅ How far pre and post natal training has come in the last ten years ✅ How specific lifting recommendations from doctors can be misleading Plus much more!
January 02, 2023
Episode 14 with Jim Ferris: Teaching Tips, Annual Planning, Networking nuances and more
Jim Ferris is my first repeat guest and for good reason: he’s constantly putting out A+ training programs, interns, client results and is a veteran in the field. If you want to have half as much success and fun in the personal training industry, Jim’s interview is a must listen.
December 16, 2022
Episode 13: Get Better at Golf (in the gym) with Coach Mike McDonnell
Up until Tiger came along, the gym was the LAST place you’d find golfers, but now the PGA tour even has a gym on wheels for each tour stop. Join Coach Mike as we breakdown his journey from injured to swinging for the trees (straight, too!). You’ll love this and be able to apply his thoughts tomorrow.
December 11, 2022
Episode 12 with Luka Hocevar: Advanced Business Strategies to Grow your Gym
Luka helps break down mentorships, marketing, owning two gyms, recommends some books and of course, is Coachable. Enjoy!
December 05, 2022
Episode 11 with Ali Gilbert: How to Make Men Healthier TODAY
Plus specific action steps you can take today to get control of your health. We cover the specific blood tests you can ask for, why cardio is important, what the first 3 months of coaching look like, and why SHE has a coach.
November 25, 2022
Make more money in 2023 in 5 Simple Steps
These free, yet massively impactful C words will help you earn more income in 2023.
November 21, 2022
Episode 9: Secrets of September’s Workouts
“Better free stuff than others paid.” I love this expression and aim to do just that: give you a behind the curtain look at our programs and their purpose.
September 01, 2022
Episode 8: 8 Business Lessons Foundational to Survival
As I look back on the last 12 months, 8 lessons rose to the surface that have helped us last as a small business in an ever changing NYC brick and mortar landscape: 1) Adapt or die 2) ask for it / don't wait for it 3) We / me 4) Being Prepared 5) 3 Essential Traits for Successful Personal Trainers 6) What gets measured gets managed / what gets managed, gets changed! 7) Reflection / regrets 8) Reminded > taught.
April 02, 2021
Episode 7: Robinhood and Fitness Have This in Common
March 2nd, 2021: Robinhood isn't just a movie anymore, in fact...it's a controversial trading platform. Why so controversial, and what in the world does it have to do with fitness? Also, this is the first solocast - I break down the real reason Wall Street is slightly bothered by Robinhood and why trainers and nutritionists* don't sell you supplements before they ask you what your current 'portfolio' is. *virtuous ones, at least.
March 02, 2021
Episode 6: what is pelvic health?
Have you ever wondered if THAT is normal? Pelvic health conversations have been mostly hushed but a super important topic to surface. We interview Julia Rosenthal, who is a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, pregnancy and postpartum coach, and orthopedic clinical specialist. Whether you’re an injured athlete, living with chronic pain, or experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, no injury, condition, symptom, or question is off-limits when you’re working with Julia. Find out more about her and her services at http://www.empowerpt.nyc, the Empower Physical Therapy Facebook page, or on Instagram: @juliarosenthaldpt.
February 10, 2021
Episode 5 with 20 Year Training Industry Veteran Jim Ferris
Jim (@gymferris on Instagram) Ferris has been coaching athletes and the general population for quite some time - just passing 20 years. His scope and awareness of the industry, where it's been and where it's going, is a big part of our conversation. In addition, Jim has pivoted quite nicely to a different combination of revenue streams. We also break down his favorite cheesesteak in Philly, the best workout music, his passion for rowing, and a great opportunity to learn from him for younger coaches. Enjoy!
September 02, 2020
EPISODE 4: Brick and Mortar Business Chat with Top 10 Gym in USA Owner Pete DuPuis
Ever wanted to know what it takes to consistently rank as one of the top 10 gyms in the US? Or train Cy Young winners? Or own multiple gyms? Or have successful internship programs? Go behind the scenes with a deep dive into Brick and mortar business with co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, Pete Dupuis.
August 24, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Meghan Steele on growing, adapting, leadership, and sales in 2020.
Meghan Steele, a leader at NetApp (publicly traded company), has trained with us for years. She recalls excellent stories about the importance of continuous growth, intellectual curiosity, her favorite books, and the role of candor in her organization. She’s also piqued at the role the pandemic has played in / on her team. A voracious note taker, we also dig into her morning routine (Alexa is involved) and the magical, productive hours before her workout.
August 11, 2020
Episode 2: Managing people over 30 years with Laurie Rosenfield
Former Chief People Officer, Executive Recruiter and Executive Coach Laurie Rosenfield answers some tough questions. The humanization of work, role of community, what CAVU stands for, managing ego, and the role of the mentor are all covered in this fun episode.
July 27, 2020
July 27, 2020
July 27, 2020
Episode 1: An interview with a local NYC sports hero, Jenel Stevens.
Full disclosure: Jenel and I went to Canisius College together and have been friends ever since. We re-United in NYC after college and have been besties in training, books and continuing education ever since (I hired her at Equinox). She’s now an actress and stuntwoman and in such blockbuster movies like Black Panther, Infinity War and Endgame.
June 15, 2020