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Today I’m joined by Mark Mullett and Ashley Mills, the co-founders and co-CEOs of obé — a premium digital fitness platform offering live and on-demand workouts. In this episode, Mark and Ashley explain how their background in talent management and experience at CAA led them to start obé. We discuss the role of content, community, and instructors on…
 
Today I’m joined by Eric Roza, the owner and CEO of CrossFit. In this episode, Eric shares his vision for the company’s future. We cover the role of technology, growing the CrossFit Games, and new initiatives across eCommerce, direct-to-consumer fitness content, and healthcare. We also discuss the obstacles he’s facing as he tries to turn around th…
 
Today I’m joined by Chloe Steinberg. Chloe is a partner at Sapphire Sport, a venture capital platform investing in companies powering the next generation of consumers. In this episode, we talk about Chloe’s experience at Equinox, where she led Equinox Ventures. We discuss Gen Z’s approach to wellness, including a broader shift toward a healthier li…
 
Today I’m joined by Aaron de Jong, CEO of movr — an app that makes healthy movement more accessible for everyone. In this episode, we talk about Aaron’s journey from fitness instructor and studio owner to startup founder. We discuss the company’s approach to improving mobility and strength through movement assessment and mini-workouts. And Aaron sh…
 
Today I’m joined by Kelsey Ramsden, CEO of MINDCURE — a life sciences company using psychedelics to promote healing and improve mental health. In this episode, we discuss the psychedelic revolution, including shifts in science and culture paving the way. Kelsey explains the challenges and opportunities facing operators and investors in this space. …
 
Today I’m joined by Omer Atesmen, Founder and CEO of The Skills — an online education platform offering courses taught by the world’s best athletes. In this episode, Omer explains how the company was able to partner with athletes like Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, and Megan Rapinoe. We discuss the challenges and opportunities in EdTech, includin…
 
Today I’m joined by Sam Cole, co-founder & CEO of FitXR — a virtual fitness club bringing fun and immersive workouts to the home. In this episode, Sam breaks down the innovation happening in virtual reality. We talk about the potential for VR fitness to make working out fun and engaging for an entirely new audience beyond exercise enthusiasts. And …
 
Today I’m joined by Josh McCarter, CEO of Mindbody — a business management software for fitness and wellness services. In this episode, we discuss COVID’s impact on the fitness industry. Josh explains how the company navigated the pandemic, including layoffs, his transition to CEO, and the launch of virtual experiences. And we talk about the future…
 
Today I’m joined by McConnell Smith of VMG Partners — a private equity firm focused on growth-stage investments. In this episode, we explore emerging opportunities across fitness and wellness. We discuss VMG’s new $850M fund, including the firm’s approach to backing consumer- and health-focused brands. And McConnell talks about VMG’s investment in …
 
Today I’m joined by Eric Wu. Eric is the Co-founder and COO of Gainful, makers of personalized nutritional supplements. In this episode, Eric shares his journey from Y Combinator to raising $10M in venture capital. We discuss the opportunities and consolidation in the personalized nutrition category. And Eric explains why he believes Gainful could …
 
Today I’m joined by Anand Sharma. Anand is the founder and CEO of Gyroscope — an app that lets you track and improve everything about your health. In this episode, we talk about Gyroscope’s evolution from a personal health experiment to a sustainable business. The challenges and opportunities in creating a personalized health dashboard. And the com…
 
Today I’m joined by Anthony Geisler, Founder and CEO of Xponential Fitness — a holding company of nine boutique fitness brands, including Club Pilates, Pure Barre, CycleBar, and others. In this episode, Anthony tells us how they managed to open new studios during the pandemic. We talk about how the Rumble acquisition came together. And Anthony expl…
 
Today I’m joined by Eric Min, co-founder and CEO of Zwift — a fitness company born out of gaming where users ride and run in virtual worlds. In this episode, Eric shares the key insights that led him to start Zwift. We discuss the company’s plan to launch a smart bike and other connected equipment, including a rower. And Eric explains why Zwift hop…
 
Today I’m joined by Saeju Jeong, the co-founder and CEO of Noom — a psychology-based digital health platform. In this episode, we discuss Noom’s 14-year history. Saeju shares his journey, from South Korea to founding and scaling a digital health startup. We explore the product’s many iterations, including fitness, healthcare, and weight management.…
 
Today I’m joined by Jason Karp, Founder and CEO of HumanCo — a holding company of health and wellness brands. In this episode, we talk about Jason’s experience starting Hu, a healthy snack brand, and selling the company to Mondelez. Jason shares his vision for HumanCo, which includes investing in, incubating, and acquiring brands. And we discuss Hu…
 
Today I’m joined Jacob Rothman, co-founder and CEO of Perch. Perch is a velocity-based training system that uses 3D cameras to quantify and improve performance. In this episode, we talk about using technology to improve strength training. The idea of trickle-down health — where a company initially targets elite athletes before broadening its custom…
 
Today I’m joined by Greg Caplan. Greg is the co-founder and CEO of Spot Meetings — a platform for walking meetings. In this episode, Greg explains how his personal experience with remote work led him to start the company. We look at what goes into designing a meeting platform for walking. We discuss the health and productivity benefits of simply wa…
 
Today I’m joined by Jeff Morin — CEO of Liteboxer, an interactive at-home boxing experience. In this episode, we talk about Jeff’s background in building hardware products, why Liteboxer was four years in the making, how the company’s gaming-inspired platform makes people want to work out, and the potential for mixed reality to disrupt the fitness …
 
Today I’m joined by Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside. Outside, or Pocket Outdoor Media, as it was formerly known, is a platform for active lifestyle content and experiences. In this episode, we talk about the acquisitions, rebrand, and $150M funding round that helped turn Pocket into Outside. Robin shares his vision for a recurring revenue bundle acr…
 
Today I’m joined by Alexa Meyer. Alexa is the co-founder and CEO of Coa — a mental health and emotional fitness company offering therapist-led classes. In this episode, we talk about Coa’s mission to become the Nike of mental health. Why we should treat mental fitness like going to the gym. How in-person, community-focused classes help to destigmat…
 
Today I’m joined by Jon Carder. Jon is the co-founder and CEO of Vessel — an at-home diagnostics company helping users optimize their health. In this episode, we talk about using blood and urine tests to measure biomarkers. How Vessel sold 100K test kits as part of its pre-order campaign. Jon shares his plan to launch a connected, health-tracking t…
 
Today I’m joined by Jeff Byers. Jeff is the CEO of Amp Human — a human performance company helping athletes unlock their potential. In this episode, we talk about Amp’s evolution from a single product into a platform. Jeff’s plan to build a system around human performance. How the company gained traction in the Tour de France, NFL, and United State…
 
Today I’m joined by Brian Reilly. Brian is the co-founder and managing partner of Will Ventures — an early-stage firm investing across health & wellness, media, and consumer products. In this episode, we discuss the firm’s $55M inaugural fund. We take a closer look at a few of their portfolio companies — including Elo, Liteboxer, and Breathwork. Th…
 
Today I’m joined by Harpreet Singh Rai, CEO of Oura — makers of a health-tracking smart ring. In this episode, we talk about the evolution of wearables from step counting to health monitoring. We discuss Oura’s focus on accurate, actionable data. And Harpreet explains why he thinks competition from Apple, Amazon, and Google is actually a good thing…
 
Today I’m joined by Brett Thomas. Brett is the co-founder and managing partner of CAVU Venture Partners — a leading venture capital firm investing in better-for-you food and beverage brands, as well as companies across health and wellness. In this episode, we discuss the evolving definition of health and how it’s broadening the firm’s thesis. We ex…
 
This week, we’re excited to bring you another edition of Startup Spotlight – a series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups. Today I’m joined by Wilfred Valenta, CEO of Silofit. Silofit is a network of private, on-demand fitness spaces. In this episode, we discuss innovative approaches to brick and mortar…
 
Today I’m joined by Brian Kirkbride. Brian is the co-founder and co-CEO of FitLab — an integrated holding company of Performance Lifestyle brands. In this episode, we talk about FitLab’s evolution from venture studio to holding company. How they’ve partnered with brands like XPT, McGregor Fast, and Freeletics. Then Brian and I discuss the future of…
 
Today I’m joined by Jimmy DeCicco, CEO of Super Coffee. In this episode, we discuss the company’s journey from college room to Shark Tank and landing an investment from Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. Jimmy also talks about the importance of being action-oriented, building a strong culture and team, and how he thinks about the evolution of the b…
 
This week, we’re excited to bring you another edition of Startup Spotlight – a recurring series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups. We usually focus on established companies, operators, and inventors — and we’ll continue bringing you those conversations most weeks. But, from time to time, we’re highlig…
 
Today I’m joined by Avrum Elmakis, founder and CEO of CLMBR — a connected vertical climbing machine. I this episode, we talk about launching a company during a pandemic, introducing a new piece of equipment to the connected fitness category, why CLMBR plans to target the commercial sector in addition to at-home, and how the company landed investors…
 
Today I’m joined by John Burns, CEO of TB12. TB12 is a health and wellness company founded by Tom Brady and his personal trainer Alex Guerrero. In this episode, we talk about the company’s mission to help people perform better and live pain-free. Building a business that encompasses physical locations, digital content, nutritional supplements, fitn…
 
Today I’m joined by Jason LaRose, CEO of Equinox Media. In this episode, we discuss the SoulCycle at-home bike and Variis by Equinox — the digital platform powering the content and connected fitness experience. We talk about the role of the instructor, music, community, and programming in producing fitness content. Then we look ahead to the return …
 
This week, we’re excited to bring you another edition of Startup Spotlight – a recurring series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups. We usually focus on established companies, operators, and inventors — and we’ll continue bringing you those conversations most weeks. But, from time to time, we’re highlig…
 
Today I’m joined by Brynn Putnam. Brynn is the founder and CEO of Mirror — a connected fitness company that combines an interactive screen with on-demand workout content. In July, lululemon acquired Mirror for $500M. In this episode, we talk about Brynn’s motivation for starting Mirror and the genesis of the idea. What differentiates the company fr…
 
Today I’m joined by Byron Ling of Canaan Partners. In this episode, we discuss Byron’s investments in companies like Mirror, Ro, Papa, and Uniform Teeth. His insights on building a consumer brand in the healthcare space. And what we should look out for as fitness, wellness, and healthcare converge. About Byron Byron is a Partner at Canaan focusing …
 
Today I’m joined by Nate Raabe, the Managing Partner at Rx3 Growth Partners. In this episode, Nate tells us about partnering with Aaron Rogers to start Rx3. How the firm uses influencer investors to add value. And we learn about their investments in companies like Hydrow, Hims, Super Coffee, and CorePower Yoga. About Nate Nate is currently the mana…
 
This week, we’re excited to bring you another edition of Startup Spotlight – a recurring series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups. We usually focus on established companies, operators, and inventors — and we’ll continue bringing you those conversations most weeks. But, from time to time, we’re highlig…
 
Today, I’m joined by Deepen Parikh, a partner at Courtside Ventures. Courtside is an early-stage venture firm focused on fitness and wellness, sports and media, and gaming. In this episode, Deepen tells us about Courtside’s new $75M fund, the firm’s thesis as it related to fitness: including the reinvented gym, human performance, community, and per…
 
Today I’m joined by Nick Green, CEO of Thrive Market. In this episode, we discuss: Thrive’s business model that’s been described as Costco meets Whole Foods. The importance of increasing access to healthy, high-quality foods. How Nick was able to raise $250M after getting turned down by countless investors. Why he says the company is just getting s…
 
Today, I’m joined by L Catterton Managing Partners Michael Farello & Jon Owsley. In addition to investments in consumer brands across almost every category, L Catterton has been heavily involved in the fitness space investing in Equinox, ClassPass, Peloton, Tonal, and many others. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the future of fitness, inc…
 
This week, we’re excited to bring you the first episode of Startup Spotlight – a recurring series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups. We usually focus on established companies, operators, and inventors — and we’ll continue bringing you those conversations most weeks. But, from time to time, we’re highl…
 
Today I’m joined by Randy Hetrick — the Founder and CEO of TRX. In today’s episode, we discuss Randy’s journey from Navy SEAL to inventing the TRX suspension trainer. The company’s “triple threat” of innovative products, professional education, and fitness content. And why Randy believes TRX represents a more accessible approach to exercise than mo…
 
Today I’m joined by Jason Baptiste, CEO of STUDIO. STUDIO is a smart hub for your home gym. In this episode, we discuss STUDIO’s transition from a fitness app to connected hardware. How digital fitness companies can build community online. Business model innovation in the fitness industry. And whether or not gyms will go the way of movie theatres a…
 
Today I’m joined by Lionel Conacher — Managing Partner at Next Ventures. Next Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in companies focused on human optimization across sports, fitness, and wellness. In this episode, we talk about how Lionel teamed up with Lance Armstrong to start the firm. Emerging opportunities in hydration, AI, and skin sens…
 
Today I’m joined by Keith Nowak, CEO of Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is an athletic apparel brand for men. In this episode, we talk about how Keith’s athletic background and experience working venture capital inspired him to start the company. His laser focus on building an industry-defining brand for guys. And how they’ve managed to grow quickly whi…
 
Today I’m joined by Holly Maloney. Holly is the Managing Director at General Catalyst In this episode, we discuss Holly’s focus on growth-stage investments in the fitness and wellness space, why General Catalyst led Tempo’s $60M Series B, and Holly’s “Management, Market, Model” framework for evaluating deals. Get to know Holly: Holly Maloney is a m…
 
Today I’m joined by Josh Augustin. Josh is the CTO of Tempo — a smart home gym that uses computer vision to track your form in real-time. In this episode, we discuss the company’s origin story as a product designed to be used in the gym. How they pivoted to at-home fitness. The recent $60M funding round that valued the company at $250M. And the fut…
 
Today I’m joined by Mike Maser. Mike is the CEO of Big Sky Health, the company behind the fasting app Zero, Oak, a mindfulness app, and Less, an app for mindful drinking. In this episode, we discussed Mike’s experience starting FitStar and selling it to Fitbit. How his personal battle with cancer led him to fasting and, ultimately, becoming CEO of …
 
Today I’m joined by Matt Taylor, CEO of Tracksmith In this episode, we talk about what it takes to build a brand from the ground up, using storytelling to cultivate community, and Matt’s ambition to make Tracksmith a generational company. Let’s get into it. About Matt: Matt Taylor is a runner. From high school track meets to racing cross country an…
 
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