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Today’s guest is Terry Barga, the creator of TrainOD.com.  In this episode, we hear Terry’s inspiring story of how he and his wife left Ohio and began a new life in Nashville.  While initially sustaining on food stamps, Terry began marketing his training through MySpace and Craig’s List while his wife prepared custom meals for his clients.  From there, his story winds through multiple ups and downs, several gyms, and other businesses.  The constant through everything was Terry’s drive, work ethic, and commitment to the grind.  These experiences all led to the creation of TrainOD, an on demand fitness site that provides a collection of cross-functional workouts with a particular focus on mobility and restorative fitness that help clients become functionally strong and healthy while remaining injury-free. In our discussion, we also explore finding a way, prioritizing your resources, embracing new endeavors, and much more.   Please check out TrainOD at trainod.com.  Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.net As always, thank you so much for listening! Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Josh Renkens, the founder and owner of Resilient Health & Performance.  In this episode, we hear Josh’s story of how he built his business from a solo practitioner in a single office to a full team operating in an up-tempo state-of-the-art studio.  With many ups and downs and periods of doubt, Josh’s path was never easy but, true to the name, his resilience and drive allowed him to persevere and thrive.  Today, Resilient Health & Performance offers physical therapy, personal training, recovery support, and chiropractic services in a professional, highly attentive environment.  Josh’s story is truly inspiring and we couldn’t be more grateful for his time on the podcast.  In our discussion, we cover starting a business, humble beginnings, finding the right partners, staying true to your brand, the support of a team, living your passion, loving what you do, and much more. Please check out www.resilienthp.com for more information. Please also let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.net As always, thank you so much for listening! Annie & Zac
Servicing clients, having a purpose, customizing your approach, dieting myths, the importance of accountability, and more with Tiffany Breeding, the owner and creator of Fuel. Sweat. Science. A true Nashville native, Tiffany has pursued fitness and nutrition her entire life.  Following an amateur sports career, Tiffany went on to earn a BS in Psychology, a MS in Kinesiology, and eventually a PhD in Health and Human Performance. After more than a decade of post-doctorate practice and refinement, Tiffany developed the personal performance system, FUEL. SWEAT. SCIENCE.  This comprehensive program encompasses the essentials of nutrition and a training and mental toughness custom built to optimize an individual's goal success and metabolic needs.Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Amzie Williams, founder of Shed Group Fitness.  In this episode, we cover getting started, help from your friends, franchising, learning from mistakes, creating a brand, side hustles, and much more.  A Mississippi native and Ole Miss alumni, Amzie found his way to Nashville after playing football in the Music City Bowl.  After several years in the corporate world, Amzie ventured into the emerging world of boutique fitness where he saw an opening in the Nashville market to provide high-intensity strength and cardio based training.  Beginning with a single location in 2014, Shed has since established a unique brand and has expanded to multiple locations throughout Nashville and beyond.   Big thanks to Amzie for his time on the podcast.   Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Kenzie Todd, the owner and founder of Full Ride Cycling.  A Canadian native, Kenzie is a former competitive downhill skier who found cycling by way of her cross training.  She later made her way to Nashville after working in the Southern California's music industry.  With a dream of creating her own studio, Kenzie left the corporate world to launch Full Ride Cycling in 2018.  Kenzie is a truly sweet and engaging person and it was a pleasure to hear her inspiring story.  In our discussion, we cover topics such as: Pushing through fear, building a culture, the importance of the right team, the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, adapting to change, and much more.   Please check out Full Ride at: www.fullridecycling.comPlease let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netAs always, thank you so much for listening! Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Conrad Goeringer, the owner of Working Triathlete.  Conrad is a former collegiate athlete turned competitive triathlete who turned his expertise into a professional coaching business.  True to its name, Working Triathlete supports working professionals by designing custom training regiments to fit within each athletes’ weekly schedule.  Conrad’s clients range from weekend warriors to competing professionals and he has garnered wide acclaim as a well-respected expert in his field. Some of the topics we cover are the importance of training efficiency, the common mistakes surrounding volume vs. intensity, and the application of triathlon training into other aspect of your life.  We’ll also discuss Conrad’s coaching philosophy and methodology as well as some of his personal accolades which include multiple Ironmans, including the famous Netherlands Ironman.  Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netAs always, thank you so much for listening!  Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is John Hardin, the owner of Hardwin Adventures, a Nashville-based multi-sport event company that conceptualizes, creates, and hosts low-impact adventure styled events.  In today’s episode, we’ll discuss the origins of the company as a single, 6-mile event and its growth into a year-round, nine event promotion.  We’ll also cover John’s personal experience in adventure racing and some of the remarkable feats he has accomplished, including his record for fastest known time covering the Sheltowee Trace. We think you’ll enjoy our chat with John and be truly inspired to get outdoors and find your own adventure.  As always, thank you so much for listening!ThanksZac & Annie
Today’s guest is Ryan Freebing.  Ryan is the creator and owner of Nashville Fit Magazine, the widely circulated free publication that covers Nashville’s booming fitness industry.  In our conversation, we discuss the origins of his idea and how it began while he was still working a day job in corporate America.  We’ll also cover what helped him break away from his nine-to-five, the importance of a support system, as well as his mantra of “do more with less”. Ryan also talks about the business of print, his thoughts on digital, and his future plans for the magazine.  It was truly a pleasure to sit with Ryan and hear his story and we’re incredibly grateful for his time.  As always, thank you for listening.  Hope you enjoy!Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Devin Tolentino, the owner and head coach of Redline Quality Fitness.  Redline is a gym that’s generated tremendous buzz in the fitness community and has been named the most “Under the Radar” gym in Nashville.  In this episode, we hear Devin’s story of how a competitive triathlete in Southern California came to be the owner and operator of a fitness facility in Brentwood, TN.  Devin is truly a fitness professional with a remarkable amount of experience for his relatively young age.  We discuss Devin’s past in the cycling and spin worlds, his time in the cross fit universe, and how that all contributed to his own training methods utilized at Redline.  Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Annie & Zac
Today’s guest is Jonny Diaz.  Jonny and his wife, Libby, are the owners of Fit Factory, a Nashville facility that was recently named “Best Gym” by Nashville Fit Magazine.  In our conversation with Jonny, we discuss how Libby’s small group fitness class in the park grew to become a gym boasting more than 400 members housed in 6,000 square feet.  We’ll also hear about the incremental steps in this transformation and the significant milestones they’ve reached. Jonny also provides insight into the complimentary dynamic between he and his wife, the genius of Libby’s training programs, and the importance of Fit Factory’s core culture.  We also cover marketing strategies, entrepreneurship, and much more. It was truly inspiring to chat with Jonny and we couldn’t be more appreciative of his time.  As always, thank you for listening.  Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Annie & Zac
Event promotion, brand strategy, leveraging past experience into new business ideas, Music City Running Tours, college tennis showcase, ATF Legion, and more with today's guest Joe Fleenor, the owner of Above the Fold Events & Sport Promotions.  In this episode, we hear how Joe began his career in promotions, how he acquired his first race, and how he was able to turn his side hustle into a full-time gig.  We also discuss the multiple and diverse business segments within Above the Fold.Joe’s story is truly fascinating and we are so grateful to have chatted with him.  It was inspiring to hear about what he has created and all the various avenues he’s expanded into.  Joe is a true entrepreneur and was generous to share his insight and experience.   Thank you so much for listening and please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Zac & Annie
Face tattoos, fighting, classical education, European influences, business strategy, and more with today’s guest Alex "Pepper" Kaufman, the owner and operator of Pepper Boxing.  In this episode, we discuss Pepper’s personal story and life path as well as his business strategy and philosophy.  We also cover Pepper’s primary influences, his education and experiences abroad, as well as his training background and what led this New York native to create a boxing gym in Nashville, TN.  Pepper is truly one of the most unique individuals we have ever met and we’re extremely grateful he shared his story with us.  We hope you enjoy this episode.  Thank you so much for listening! Please let us know what you think:Email: canwedothispodcast@gmail.comInstagram: @can_we_do_this_podcastWeb: canwedothis.netThanks a lot, Zac & Annie
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Introduction

2019-11-1101:20

Hello!Welcome to “Can We Do This?”, the podcast exploring the fitness and entrepreneurial world of Nashville, TN.  In this series, we will be speaking with local professionals and hearing how they grew their businesses from original concept to full creation.  We will discuss the genesis of their ideas, the obstacles they faced, and the hurdles they overcame along the way. We’re very excited to bring you the amazing stories of these bold individuals and are truly grateful for the creative and inspiring insights they have shared with us.  Thank you downloading and thank you for listening.  Please subscribe to the podcast and keep an eye out for future episodes.  Also, let us know what you think at: canwedothispodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram at: @can_we_do_this_podcast. Thanks so much, Zac & Annie
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