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Dec 3, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• What Amy is noticing and seeing in the field of leadership right now, and what she feels will happen in 2021

• How she is helping her clients prepare for a second, and even third wave, of the pandemic

• The discussions she is having with people around layoffs

• What leadership should look like for a studio in the startup phase

• The tools Amy is using with her clients within their hiring process

• What are the essential pieces of an effective communication system, and how this will evolve as a business grows

• Some of the different challenges that will present themselves at each stage as a business grows

LINKS:

https://cairncs.com/

https://cairncs.com/get-in-touch

https://www.linkedin.com/company/cairn-consulting-solutions/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-lafko/

Good to Great by James C. Collins

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

 

Nov 19, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• My thoughts on increasing profit (and declining competition) during this pandemic

• Why the demand for health is going to be so much greater than it has been

• The significant growth we are seeing with new marketing efforts in our business

• Tips and strategies for utilizing recurring revenue memberships

•My thoughts on contractors and employees soliciting on social media • Press and media struggles and how to look at government shutdowns • What is a “predatory team member” – and what to do about this person • Why a business crisis plan is critical, the “capacity conundrum” and so much more!

LINKS:

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Nov 12, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• The unique approach Christa has taken with the digital strategy for her business, and what excites her so much about it

• What their teacher training is about, plus why she initially created it •

The ways Christa’s online teacher training is improving the experience for her clients in the studio

• Things to consider in terms of teacher compensation and the studio owner’s profit

• How to bring your team in and see the opportunities they have available with you

• What keeps Christa up at night as a business owner right now, and what she’s doing about it

• Strategies for launching on demand services on a limited budget, and so much more…

LINKS:

https://www.pilatesinthegrove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pilatesinthegrove

https://www.instagram.com/pilatesinthegrove/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christa-gurka-8a333b50/

https://www.pilatesinthegrove.com/services

https://www.pilatesinthegrove.com/pilatesondemand

https://www.pilatesinthegrove.com/offers/ynv2pbwW/checkout  (Mat Pilates Teacher Training)

Ask for it: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get what They Really Want by Linda C. Babcock and Sara Laschever

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Nov 5, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How Pilates in the Grove was formed and the motivation behind the idea for Christa

• Why she feels that starting small and growing organically is the best long-term approach for building a business

• What happened when Christa started to let go of control and shifted her mindset

• Her best tips for hiring, what they are focusing on now as a team and so much more…

LINKS:

https://www.pilatesinthegrove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pilatesinthegrove

https://www.instagram.com/pilatesinthegrove/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christa-gurka-8a333b50/

Traction by Gino Wickman

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Oct 29, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• Samantha’s background and the struggles she faced with her hormones and cycle

• How she got introduced to running and the way she began coaching others

• Why Samantha says that mindset is the single most important part of living a healthy lifestyle

• What are some of the most common unhealthy habits people have around exercise, and the most common lies she hears concerning diet

• How a person’s cycle is really all about exercise and nutrition

• The stigma that exists around physical appearance in the fitness world, and why this is so damaging

• Practical steps for people struggling to find a healthy food and exercise balance

LINKS:

https://simplywellcoaching.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Simplywellcoaching/

https://www.instagram.com/simplywellcoaching/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthakellgren/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Oct 22, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• Why this year has the potential to be the biggest Black Friday event ever

• What Black Friday this year looks like for Studio Grow • What to do if you don’t have retail products to promote for Black Friday

• A few scalable virtual and retail offer ideas

• A brief overview of our free Black Friday resource, and what social media and email strategy you can implement along with it

LINKS:

Download the Free Black Friday Calendar at the blog post for this episode on our website!

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Oct 15, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How Julie’s love for yoga came to be, and helped her go through some of the toughest hardships in her life

• What inspired her to join The Client Cure program, plus how her business was able to grow from being in the program

• The changes Julie had to make in her business once she started to really look at her numbers

• The role that communication played for her while navigating the COVID-19 lockdown, and the way she was able to pivot her business so quickly when the pandemic hit

• What Julie envisions for the future of her studio (and the yoga studio industry in general)

• Why she is switching to a member-only hybrid studio and what this transition will look like

LINKS:

https://www.instagram.com/julieloveg/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Oct 8, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How to intertwine Yoga and Buddhism to embody the best of both practices

• The difficult decision faced by those in the industry, and how Cyndi chose to react

• The way Cyndi managed to travel for teacher trainings while having a large studio, and what this ultimately revealed for her about her business

• Engaged Buddhism in teacher training programs, and so much!

LINKS:

https://www.cyndilee.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cyndisphere/

https://www.facebook.com/Cyndi-Lee-43410636558/

https://www.cyndilee.com/books-by-cyndi

https://www.cyndilee.com/all-online-classes

https://www.cyndilee.com/teacher-trainings

https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Yogi-P-Yogananda/dp/8120725247

https://www.cyndilee.com/talks-and-teachings

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Oct 1, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How Yoga first became a calling and part of her life, and then led to a successful career in the field

• Why her “different” teaching style and approach resonates with so many people

• The relationship we all have with our bodies, and where yoga comes into play with this

• Challenges that were overcome in order to open her first studio in New York City

• The advantages smaller studios will have post-pandemic

LINKS:

https://www.cyndilee.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cyndisphere/

https://www.facebook.com/Cyndi-Lee-43410636558/

https://www.cyndilee.com/books-by-cyndi

https://www.cyndilee.com/all-online-classes

https://www.cyndilee.com/teacher-trainings

https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Yogi-P-Yogananda/dp/8120725247

https://www.cyndilee.com/talks-and-teachings

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

Sep 24, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How you can use the trauma in your life to become more resilient

• The way that Ebony created and developed her curriculum for the different age levels of students she works with

• What she says is the biggest lesson she learned by having a vision

• How Ebony’s Virtual Learning Center is literally a “game changer”

• The things that excite her the most as she expands her offerings to teachers

• Why she moved to Puerto Rico in the middle of a pandemic, her 3 big goals, and so much more…

LINKS:

https://www.yogandahood.com/

https://www.facebook.com/yogandahood/

https://www.instagram.com/yogandahood/

https://www.yogandahood.com/unschool-virtual-university

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Sep 17, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• How Ebony knew that she was onto something BIG, and the beautiful lesson that yoga has taught her which helped in the process

• The way she got her start practicing yoga and the personal transformation it has led to

• Ebony’s ultimate goal in the industry, and what makes her so unique as a yoga instructor

• Her thoughts on the industry shifting to become more diverse and inclusive

• What a typical day at Yoga N Da Hood looks like, plus what they are doing to make such a difference in schools today

LINKS:

https://www.yogandahood.com/

https://www.facebook.com/yogandahood/

https://www.instagram.com/yogandahood/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Sep 10, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• The one thing that Peloton focused on compared to their competitors that made all the difference

• Why their non-traditional real estate strategy has been so effective

• How they meet their clients at home by using the right platform to engage them

• What Peloton’s standardized professional experience and referral strategy looks like

• Why understanding the difference between marketing and advertising is key

LINKS:

To buy Pivot Like Peloton Training Series go to https://studiogrow.co/pivotlikepeloton

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Sep 3, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• What’s next for Jared and his business, post-pandemic

• The ways he’s prioritizing self-care during these times

• How he thinks we will emerge as an industry {plus his views on the future of digital and in-person services}

• The results that his clients are looking for the most right now •

His biggest concern for the industry, but why he’s so excited for what’s to come next

LINKS:

https://www.studio26nyc.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studio26nyc/

https://www.facebook.com/jared.kaplan1/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-kaplan-58230711/

https://www.pilatesanytime.com/videos-by/227/Jared-Kaplan-Pilates

http://jeanclaudewest.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Aug 27, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• What Jared’s business model looks like {and why I love it so much}

• His inspiration for starting a “better way” to do things in the industry 10 years ago

• Jared’s transition from the role of trainer to CEO, the challenges he faced and the adjustments required from him along the way

• What his role in the business looks like now, who’s in his space and the people he would like to add in the near future

• The biggest surprise Jared has encountered with the comprehensive business model he is using, what their marketing plan entails, and so much more…

LINKS:

https://www.studio26nyc.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studio26nyc/

https://www.facebook.com/jared.kaplan1/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-kaplan-58230711/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Aug 20, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• All about the CYB concept

• Why Stephanie has been focusing on “on-demand” instead of live videos in the digital side of her business

• The different factors that she says can’t be overlooked when it comes to live classes

• How to introduce retail products, and then plan a strategy for offering them to your clientele

• Where she sees CYB for the next 10 years

LINKS:

https://www.cybstudios.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cybstudios/

https://www.facebook.com/cybstudios

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-moran-87365a9/

https://ikizmet.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Aug 13, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• The role that Stephanie’s husband’s business, Akismet, has played in studios

• Why she strongly believes that you need multiple revenue streams in your business

• The reasons it is better to hire full-time employees versus independent contractors

• How Stephanie translated her corporate experience into running her own business

• The way she finds a balance between building her business strategy and also wearing “multiple hats”

LINKS:

https://www.cybstudios.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cybstudios/

https://www.facebook.com/cybstudios

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-moran-87365a9/ 

https://ikizmet.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/ 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Aug 6, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• About Stephanie’s journey on transitioning from a very successful corporate position to starting her own business

• What she feels is the #1 skill to have if you want a successful studio

• Why she waited so long to start her own business

• What building her dream now looks like!

LINKS:

https://www.cybstudios.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cybstudios/

https://www.facebook.com/cybstudios

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-moran-87365a9/

https://ikizmet.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Jul 30, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• The response Jennifer was able to witness as studios are reopening

• What the future public response to studios reopening could potentially be across the board

• Advice for people who are still considering opening a franchise at this time

• What her and her studios have mostly been focusing on during closure time

LINKS:

https://physique57.com/

https://www.instagram.com/Physique57/

https://www.facebook.com/Physique57

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

Jul 23, 2020

In this episode, you will learn:

• Jennifer’s amazing licensing & franchising journey

• Some tips on how to best expand internationally

• How she pivoted during COVID-19 and proceeded with new franchise opening amidst the pandemic

• Tips on how to navigate the pandemic {whether you are a new studio or an existing studio}

LINKS:

https://physique57.com/

https://www.instagram.com/Physique57/

https://www.facebook.com/Physique57

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/ 

Jul 16, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• How Jennifer discovered barre and the events that led her to open her own studio

• How her business goals and areas of focus evolved as she went from a strictly brick and mortar business to a more digital business

• How she balanced life and found alignment despite having to manage several areas of her business at the same time

• Important key differences between managing a brick and mortar studio versus a digital studio

• The important analytics to track in a digital studio, compared to a brick and mortar studio

• The decision process when choosing a location

LINKS:

https://physique57.com/

https://www.instagram.com/Physique57/

https://www.facebook.com/Physique57

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Jul 9, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• What to consider about operating in this new reality and seizing the opportunity to make changes

• How to effectively utilize relationships with your brand representatives

• Tips for inventory management and software

• Merchandise and display best practices

• Sales goals and incentivizing your staff to reach goals

• Top sales KPI’s to focus on post-pandemic

LINKS:

http://studiogrow.co/anchor

https://www.thirtythreethreads.com/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/thirtythreethreads/ 

https://www.mindbodyonline.com/

http://www.clubready.club/

  https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

Jul 2, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• What Thirty Three Threads is all about, and the brands they have that you probably are already familiar with

• Why retail is such an important profit driver for studios {especially long-term, post-Covid}

• Some of the most common misconceptions studio owners have around retail

• What to consider before bringing a retail brand into your studio to sell

• Pricing considerations to ensure profitability {plus strategies for protecting your profit margins}

• What Matt and Rosie are seeing in terms of changes now that studios are re-opening

• Their thoughts on the need for sanitation and hygiene at this pivotal time

LINKS:

https://www.thirtythreethreads.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/thirtythreethreads/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Jun 25, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• That anxiety is normal

• What healthy anxiety for studio owners looks like

• How people will walk back through your doors again

• What we can do to manage our response to uncertainty {while taking care of ourself and supporting each other}

LINKS:

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Jun 18, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• Aesha’s backstory and what she says she has wanted to change from a very young age

• A major turning point in her life when she decided “enough is enough”

• How she got into her work with images, and why they are so powerful {and needed} today

• What shocked Aesha most about who her work speaks to

• The ways she is empowering others during these difficult times – and how you can help out too

LINKS:

https://www.theswandreamsproject.org/

https://www.instagram.com/theswandreamsproject/

https://www.facebook.com/theswandreamsproject/

https://www.toneybands.com/

https://hsanyc.org/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco 

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

 

Jun 11, 2020

In this episode you’ll learn:

• How Pam and Chris’s business journey began, and what led to the founding of Align Brooklyn

• A breakdown of the amazing services that they provide, including their “yoga wall”

• What they are considering as they look at scaling in the future

• The way that they onboard new instructors, plus the expectations they have in their facility

• The impact that the pandemic has had on their business {and the important pivots they are making due to it}

• In what ways attitudes around health are changing as a result of current events

• A conversation on race and how access to health can start to be improved for all

LINKS:

https://www.alignbrooklyn.com/

https://www.instagram.com/alignbrooklyn/

https://www.facebook.com/alignbrooklyn

https://twitter.com/alignbrooklyn

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

https://www.lessonly.com/ 

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