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Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. We regularly bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brought to you by the Fitness Industry Technology Council, who is mobilizing resources to drive the fitness industry forward, and representing leading companies and organizations to success through collaboration. This show is supported by Bryan O'Rourke and his family of companies including Vedere Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm helping early mature and late stage enterprises, moon mission media a digital marketing firm dedicated to the fitness space, and Integerus Advisors. To learn more visit bryankorourke.com
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Jan 10, 2020

This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes business owner and fellow podcaster, Matthew Januszek. Matthew is the co-founder of Escape Fitness, which specializes in functional training experiences, and leads his own podcast Escape Your Limits. His show along with the success of his business have made Matthew a highly regarded figure in the space. Listeners will enjoy Matthew’s insights as he and Bryan discuss his background, technology adoption, and their overall thoughts on the industry. 

If you interested in hearing Matthew Januszek’s podcast interview with Bryan on “Building Trust For the Future of Fitness”, you can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b0kE524uYY&t=15s or download: https://escapefitness.com/us/podcast

One Powerful Quote: 

32:20: “I think with the world as it is and technology, you’ve got to find some way to just staying open and connected to all different parts of what goes on and sort of work out what information to pay attention to and what not to, so you can make sure you’re still going to be relevant.” 

4-10 Bullet Points (w/ timestamps) - Highlighting key topics discussed:

3:30: Matthew shares his background and the story of Escape Fitness to listeners. 

6:26: Bryan asks Matthew his intent on creating content and the impact for the industry. Matthew says he was always interested in producing it and wanted to bridge the gap on educating users.  

8:47: Bryan complements Matthew on the quality of his production, and Matthew shares that his series was meant to be an inspiration to his younger self before starting a business. He wants his platform to be a guide for those to see what it takes to be an owner. 

11:49: Matthew offers his perspective on technology and what that means. He suggests the right channel with the right information will help people implement a better wellbeing and lifestyle.   

15:55: Bryan and Matthew discuss the challenges in simplifying data and quantifying the best metrics. They both agree that this is difficult, and many operators do not account for long-term implications. 

23:56: Matthew predicts that the future of the industry will see a convergence between corporate and home gym experiences with trackable data of exercise, nutrition, and wellbeing. This will provide a greater context to the user and better optimize their health. 

31:21: Matthew advises his listeners to keep an open mind and embrace change. He suggests that people need to continuously innovate and understand their position in order to stay relevant. 

Bullet List of Resources:

https://escapefitness.com/

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

Guest Contact Information:

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

https://twitter.com/MatthewJanuszek

https://www.facebook.com/matthew.januszek

 

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