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S3EP17: How to have a profitable fitness business from the start!

Dr. Laura Miranda tells us about how she started her urban training groups, and how she’s developed them into a product and global fitness business certification program. Dr. Laura Miranda DPT, MSPT is a NYC based doctor of physical therapy, certified personal trainer, and creator of PURSUIT, the outdoor fitness movement. By mission, she empowers people on their path toward becoming the best possible version of themselves. Learn about Dr. Laura on her website


S3EP16: Corporate Wellness Programs with Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly, President, Kelly Wellness Consulting Inc., has been cultivating healthy changes within workplaces and with personal clients for over 20 years. Through her online, fully-facilitated "Workplace Wellness Ambassador Certification Programs," Lisa's mission is to create an innovative and collaborative landscape for global workplace wellness that fosters employee-driven, results-oriented wellness solutions benefiting employers, employees, and communities at large. End of year...


S3EP15: How to grow your fitness business with a small staff

Get Smart and Strong: End of 2017 offers on business coaching and strategy sessions for you to get better organized, more focus and more clarity for your amazing progress and success in 2018. Write to Edie at for details. Chris Freytag, Founder of Get Healthy U teaches us about building up an online fitness business, live-streaming fitness classes from her studio, and many tips as to how to stay relevant in the industry. You can find her...


S3EP14: How to create a new fitness movement: Masala Bhangra

Sarina Jain is the creator and founder of Masala Bhangra. She is able to fuse her heritage and personal family history with fun Bollywood dance music and moves and passions of Bhangra. We talk about how to start a movement, how to get people excited about something they’ve never done before, how to scale a fitness business into a global phenomenon. Website:


S3EP13: Leanne Shear from Uplift Studios

First, we talk all about our walking challenge! To combat the sitting is the new smoking research evidence, we are walking an extra 30 minutes every day. Join us!! Check out the Strong Women’s Club Facebook Group for details. UPLIFT Studios in NYC is THE place to go for female empowerment, both physical and mental empowerment. UPLIFT was founded by Leanne Shear, when she started training women to run marathons as a side gig, while she was a full-time writer. A story was then written...


S3EP12: Fitness Business Franchise Fit 4 Mom Founder Lisa Druxman

Lisa Druxman, the founder of Fit4Mom, is on the Strong Women’s Club Podcast today. Lisa tells us about how she built her fitness business into the largest fitness program for moms in the United States. At the moment, they have over 300 franchises, with 1000 moms, participating in multiple locations. We discuss who her first hires were and why she chose those people. And we talk about how each level and stage of business growth has its own skill...


S3EP11: Fitness Business Empire CEO of YogaFit Beth Shaw

Founder and President of YogaFit, Beth Shaw teaches about how she is able to grow her fitness business into a multinational empire. Beth talks about how she trusts when delegating and how flexibility and persistence are keys to success. YogaFit is coming to Israel December 6-12, 2017. If you would like to take those classes, or any other anywhere in the world, use the code: strong10 to get a great discount. Be sure to listen to the end of the program where Beth makes a professional...


S3EP10: How your fitness company can grow and change with you - Emily Cook Harris

Emily Cook Harris brings power, strength and confidence to the clients of EMPOWERED. Emily teaches us: How to grow your team and her screening process How to let your company grow and change with your own lifestyle How she morphed into having more remote personal fitness clients Emily founded EMPOWERED in 2010 with the mission of empowering those she trained to be strong, confident, and have the courage to pursue their dreams - using proceeds to support education so girls' around the...


S3EP9: Founding, Growing and Selling a Fitness Continuing Education Company with Gwen Hyatt

Gwen Hyatt founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc.), Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing education for fitness, health, rehabilitation and clinical professionals. In 2013 Human Kinetics acquired DSWFitness! Now Gwen is a travel blogger, mountain bikes wherever and whenever she wants :) Gwen teaches us about how to be fluid in your career, how she was able to recognize opportunities, and how she scaled from an in-person business to have a huge...


114: Getting Healthy Without Scales or Judgement with Amy Clover

Amy Clover from Amy conquered anxiety and depression with fitness, but took it to an extreme with over-training and an eating disorder. We talk about her streams of revenue in Strong Inside-Out and how she teaches to reframe mindset.


113: Starting a Fitness Business While Staying True to Yourself

Chavonne Hodges is an NYC-bred Advertising professional by day and certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor/ entrepreneur by night. Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in college, Chavonne started exercising to combat her mental health disorder. As a co-creator and instructor of TrapAerobics, Chavonne strongly believes in the transformative powers of trap music and exercise. Her love of music, fitness, and natural, good vibes inspired by her to start GrillzandGranola, her fitness/lifestyle...


112: Founder of First Rape Crisis Center Janet Yassen

Janet Yassen is a psychotherapist, a feminist, a civil rights activist, and one of the founders of the first rape crisis centers in Boston in 1973. If you knew you wanted to start an important center, how would you go about it? Would you do it like Janet did? We talk about gender-based violence, about how group settings are extremely important, how she works to help people get in control of their minds, bodies and spirits. Janet talks about how we need to face our own powerlessness...


111: Jewish Feminism, Women’s Sexual Health and Yom Kippur Rant

Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus is the President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and the Founder of MAZE Women’s Sexual Health. After I rant about the injustice and disappointment I experience on Yom Kippur in Jerusalem this year, you get to hear the interview with Bat Sheva, where we cover her work as a leader of JOFA and as a Medical Sex Therapist at MAZE. Dr. Marcus tells us some amazing stories of how her work has helped women. We talk about Orthodox Judaism and sexual satisfaction...


110: Emotional Well-Being in Five Simple Steps

Shira Taylor Gura has developed a way to help you get through day-to-day situations that might make you anxious, fearful or angry, among other things. Shira runs workshops and retreats, and is also the author of “The STUCK Method: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being”. You can learn more about Shira and the STUCK Method here: Today’s podcast is taken directly from the Facebook Live interview I did in my office with Shira. If you’re interested in seeing...


109: Shanah Tovah! Tips for Hosting Big Dinner Parties and Lessons from a Reconstructionist Rabbi

Shana Tova!! Rabbi Deborah Waxman teaches us about adopting “Yes, And” in Judaism Sweet and Happy New Year! For the podcast this week, I talk about how I organize large dinner parties at home and the tools I use to delegate to my guests some of the cooking to make things easier. They don’t always like it… I reflect on spirituality and what it means for me, and how my daughter, Maya, influences me. And together we learn from Rabbi Deborah Waxman, who is the head of the...


108: Author of a memoir about hoarding, matches made in heaven and not turning into your mother

The author of “White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between” (, Judy humorously writes about her life as the daughter of a mom who was a hoarder and mentally ill; how she met her husband, who has a surprising story; and about being a mother herself. Judy is an author and comedienne, joining the two in her writing and her stage appearances, and here on this podcast! You can find out more about Judy at


107: Female Founders and Entrepreneurs Around the World. Are their characteristics and experiences more similar or more dissimilar?

Taciana Mello and Fernanda Moura from Brazil are interviewing women around the world (hey… I do that too!) about women’s empowerment, women founders and women entrepreneurs. They’re filming a documentary, gathering advice and stories from experienced female founders about their hardships, struggles and triumphs. After they interviewed me here at WeWork Herzliya, I invited them to be on the podcast to tell their own stories. Today, we get a behind-the-scenes look into their 13 months of...


106: Sally Becker is Saving Children in Mosul

Sally Becker is back on the podcast, talking about her current work and latest missions to Mosul. Sally’s charity Road to Peace really needs your help to pay for medical supplies for severely malnourished children in the war zone. Sally tells about the most difficult mission she’s ever been on, the dangers she and the doctor accompanying her, Dr. Marino Andolina, face when there, and the extreme hardships the people suffer there from ISIS attacks. If you visit Sally’s website:...


105: Corporate to Entrepreneur: Career Navigation and Transitioning

In today’s conversation, Karp Randel founders Robbie Karb and Jane Randel tell us about how and why they became partners, how their previous careers at Liz Claiborne LLC gave them the experience they need, and how they continue to work to make social change from inside corporations. Jane is a co-founder in #NoMore, raising awareness about and fighting domestic violence and sexual assault. She is also an advisor to the NFL and NASCAR regarding issues relating to domestic...


104: Benefits of a Being in a Mastermind

I met Shelli Warren in my own personal mastermind group. We are now friends, mentor each other when needed, rely on each other, and will jump to help the other figure out a sticky spot in her business, or wherever. On today’s episode, we talk about benefits of the mastermind. Here are a few: • Practical goal setting and follow through • Support • Friendship, even global friendships • Learn to own your strengths • Accountability • Propels you into a higher level of performance •...