Podcasts have exploded in the last couple of years and there’s a lot of good content out there to help you run a thriving business, and manage both the business and mental aspect of being an entrepreneur. Here’s our non-exhaustive list of best podcasts for fitness business owners.

1. The Fitness Business Podcast

Host Chantal talks to professionals from around the world who’ve grown amazing brands and fitness businesses. Listen to FBP to get new ideas on how to communicate with members, how to improve your member retention and the newest strategies and techniques used by the smartest professionals and businessmen and women

Fitness Business Podcast

Start here: Dr. Paul Bedford Steps to Creating a Retention Plan for Your Fitness Business

Dr. Paul Bedford has over 20 years of experience working in the fitness industry, including roles as a gym instructor, personal trainer, Paul Bedfordfitness manager, and club manager.

He has a master’s degree in exercise and health behaviors, and a Ph.D. from the London Sports Institute. The aim of his Ph.D. research was to identify interventions in a gym environment to increase adherence.

TLDR: Smart lessons from someone who has been thinking about customer retention for a long time

2. The Jocko Podcast

“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.”

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL and author of Extreme Ownership, so who better to teach you about discipline, leadership, and self-respect?

Fitness Business Podcast -The Jocko Podcast

Start here: How to Win in Battle, Business, and Life with The 36 “Strategems.” The Spirit of Wu.

A good way to start your morning and an episode to revisit from time to time. These “Strategems” are ideas that you can implement in your life and business

3. 20 Minute Fitness

20 Minute Fitness presents you with the latest news in health and fitness. In just 20 minutes, learn all you need to know about nutrition, developing an exercise routine, and keeping your body in tip-top shape.

Start here: How to be Mentally Tough Like an Olympian

A major part of meeting your health and fitness goals is being able to keep a level head and focus on what it is you wish to accomplish. How do professional athletes — folks with a lot riding on their athletic success — develop this mental toughness?

20 Minute Fitness is a podcast that will help you stay updated on what’s happening by spending a short amount of time. It’s always good to be in the know – whether having a conversation with your peers or when exploring new ideas for your business

4. Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home is the podcast companion of Techmeme, which curates news from the tech industry. Software is eating the world and Techmeme Ride Home gives you the low down on what’s happening in tech – 20 mins every day.

Techmeme Ride Home Fitness Podcast

Start with any of the daily episodes that come out at 4 pm Eastern Time.

This podcast is a good way to plug into the tech world and to keep your ears on the ground for new trends and software that will help you grow your business.

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5. Found My Fitness

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is my trusted source for all things health. She is always up on the latest research on aging, physical performance, brain health, cancer, nutrition, and way more! In her podcast, Dr. Patrick breaks down the sometimes highly technical (and long!) studies and gives you the juicy details so that you don’t have to dive into the full research paper yourself.

Found My Fitness Podcast

Start here: Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. on Modified Atkins Diet, Ketosis, Supplemental Ketones and More

With the ketogenic diet still trending strong, this is a great episode to dive into the science behind why it works!

6. Yoga Peeps

Started way back in 2006, Yoga Peeps is a podcast about yoga, Yogis, and the yoga lifestyle. A good podcast to listen to if you are running a yoga studio or if you want to explore what is happening in Yoga. This podcast will give you new ideas on what to

Yoga Peeps Fitness Podcast

Start here: Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee

In this episode, Rodney and Colleen Yee dive into their work, their influential teachers, books they love, nonviolence, truth, contentment, and more.

7. Ben Greenfield Fitness

To describe Ben Greenfield as an expert would be an understatement. With two master degrees in biomechanics and exercise physiology, Greenfield is also an Ironman, a triathlete and, oh, a nutritionist, too.

Tackling the latest research every week, Greenfield offers an athlete’s view of nutrition, breaking down hard-to-grasp concepts for us in layman’s terms. The recent show’s focused on how to build endurance fast, running hangovers and carb dependency.

Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

Start here: The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000-Year-Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again

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8. Dishing Up Nutrition

Understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Hosted by licensed nutritionists and dietitians from Nutritional Weight & Wellness, they share practical, real-life solutions to healthy living.

A good podcast to listen to dive deeper into nutrition so that you can make smart recommendations to your members and improve their overall customer experience

Start here: Slow Metabolism: The Bread Connection

What’s the deal with bread? Is it really as bad as your gluten-free friends seem to think? Find out in this episode.

9. School of Greatness

Because you’re all business owners, we’ve got one more podcast with some entrepreneurial inspiration! When former pro athlete Lewis Howes was permanently sidelined from football with an injury, he managed to build a multimillion-dollar company (from his sister’s couch, no less) with zero business experience.

School of Greatness is meant to inspire and teach entrepreneurs how to build profitable businesses, with topics like leveraging your strengths, never settling and even how to sleep better.

The School of Greatness Podcast

Start here: Turn Your Creative Passion into a Thriving Business with Christina Tosi

10. Fit Professional

A deeper dive into behind the scenes of running a business – professional recommendations to improve your member retention to the mental/emotional side of running a business

Start here: From Being a Gym Trainer To Owning Your Own Facility

Go down memory lane if you’re already a business owner or get wise lessons from who’s been there done that if you are planning to start your own fitness business