Ep 274 - Building A Real Career In The Fitness Industry (From A Burnt Out PT Working 3 Jobs!)

Jun 1st, 2022


Ep 274 - Building A Real Career In The Fitness Industry (From A Burnt Out PT Working 3 Jobs!)

After 1000s of hours on Zoom, millions of WhatsApps, Slacks and emails, it was incredible spending a few days of quality time with Ivan, who in March celebrated his 3rd year with us at RNT.

As a small token of gratitude for helping build RNT to where it is now, and being there through thick and thin, all the highs and lows, and always always living, breathing and believing in the mission behind what we do at RNT, I decided to fly him out to Bali for a few days with us from Australia.

It’s rare to find people in the fitness industry who practice what they preach and genuinely put service above everything. Ivan is one of those.

The best bit is seeing how his career has developed, and how he’s personally grown so much over the years. From a burnt out personal trainer working three jobs around the clock (!), where if you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid…To now heading up all of our education and research, internally for our members, and externally in all our long form content.

One of the best parts of what I do is seeing my team develop, and giving them a real runway to grow and make a life changing impact globally. When I started RNT, I wanted to fix the sad reality of the fitness industry for most: no holidays, no security, no stability and no career path.

The reality for most trainers + coaches (both online AND in person) is a constant state of anxiety. I’ve been there, Ivan’s been there, and creating a genuine platform for trainers + coaches to THRIVE with their unique strengths, is a key driver in how I set up many of the systems internally. 

When Ivan was here, we decided to sit down and have a chat about his 3 years, and how he’s found the journey so far. Ivan, it’s been an incredible 3 years so far, and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 years hold.


00:00 - Intro
00:30 - What stopped Ivan before from going on a holiday?
00:45 - What changed? 
01:35 - Reflecting how a PT goes on a holiday
02:45 - As a PT - having a child, extremely exhausted
05:07 - AV’s trigger moment of switching from a PT to an entrepreneur
12:46 - Ivan celebrating his 3rd year anniversary - his RNT journey
19:30 - Ivan started to rebuild the curriculum
25:11 - Where do you give the most value to your team?
48:00 - Fighting Dopamine
53:15 - Technology as a gamifier
57:06 - What’s the most exciting thing for Ivan here in RNT

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