EP 134: Dream Big, Never Quit, And Why Commitment and Culture Always Wins w/ Marc Megna

Marc Megna’s path towards becoming the foremost strength and conditioning coach in Miami was paved with obstacles; As a child, Megna was overweight and a target for bullies, dreaming that one day he’d play in the NFL.  During his collegiate football career, Megna became a two-time All-American athlete and was drafted by the New York Jets in 1999. His gridiron career spanned several seasons in the NFL and CFL for the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and Montreal Alouettes. He was coached by NFL greats like Bill Parcels, Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll and Dick Lebeu.

In 2007, Marc decided it was time to complete his career as a professional athlete and decided to utilize the knowledge and skills he learned in the NFL to help people improve their quality of life through movement. He settled in Miami where he worked tirelessly to make a name for himself as a fitness trainer, training clients from all walks of life including notable clients like Alex Rodriguez, Gabrielle Anwar, Vernon Davis, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Spacey and Hollywood Film Director Adam Shankman. Megna also frequently contributes to fitness publications including Men’s Fitness and Bodybuilding.com,and became a recognized fitness model even gracing the cover of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.

In 2013, Marc became the co-owner of Anatomy Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness facility in Miami, Florida. Anatomy Fitness now has 4 fitness facilities including a facility inside the 1 Hotel South Beach. In 2016, Marc launched the Megna Method podcast where he interviews some of the most famous athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities in the world. Marc is the subject of the Just A Kid From Fall River documentary film created by Randy West of Monarch Productions. Marc is also the Author of Dream Big Never Quit, which was selected as one of the Best Sports Biographies by Amazon Book Review editor, Jon Wahlgren.


  • Marc’s humble beginnings, his role models, and what drove him to make a change.
  • The 3 things coaches did for him to help him succeed, and what every coach should do to help someone transform.
  • What commitment really is and the mindset shift to excelling and becoming the 1% in your craft.
  • The power of belief, and how Marc’s grandfather was a catalyst for his transformation.
  • How Marc went from an overweight kid to making it to the NFL by following the mindset of “be where your feet are.”
  • Why some of the greatest athletes are not successful in their career, and why people that have it come to them easy in business, fail.
  • The downfall of “hacking the system” and why that is the gateway to average.
  • The power of directing doing an excellent job and giving energy to what matters.
  • How Marc built his reputation as a coach in Miami and how spending the extra hours prepared him to become a co-owner in Anatomy.
  • Why Anatomy Fitness is not ran like the Patriots.
  • The culture of success that has been built at Anatomy and what you can learn from it.
  • The superpower of responsibility and why not taking it will guarantee you fail!
  • What Marc is currently, learning, working on to improve and grow.


Marc Megna https://megnamethod.com/

Book: Dream Big Never Quit (Marc Megna) https://a.co/d/iWR7ElZ

Just A Kid From Fall River https://www.justakidfromfallriver.com/

Marc Megna Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marcmegna/

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EP 133: Lessons From Boxing Champion, Superstar Coach & Successful Biz Owner Tony Jeffries and Glen Holmes

A couple of weeks ago we had the launching of Box n Burn boxing training at Vigor Ground and I was fortunate that Tony Jeffries and Glen Holmes came out to help us launch it, run some sessions and foundations of boxing while also raising thousands of dollars for Alzheimers Association.

Tony is the worlds #1 boxing educator, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, he competed at the highest possible level as a boxer, winning 7 British titles, several multi-national titles – including a European gold medal, and a total of 106 career fights. Tony has been in the gym nearly every single day since he was ten years old, competing competitively for a total of 17 years. Unfortunately, his boxing career came to an end in 2012, when he was forced to retire as an undefeated professional due to severe hand injuries. Tony co-founded the now world famous Box N Burn gym in 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

Tony travels the world with his team mentoring & instructing fitness professionals and fitness business owners not only how to teach boxing for fitness through the Boxing Fitness Academy, but also how to have success as a gym owner with boxing fitness classes, marketing and business development. Tony’s also built a YouTube channel with millions of followers where he educates people on how to box and get fighting fit.


  • How Tony used the lessons from decades of boxing to transition into the coaching and business world.
  • The mind blowing length of Tony’s program to get prepared for the Olympics and what you can learn from it.
  • What to do when you have an overwhelmingly BIG goal to achieve and how you can make it more manageable.
  • The truth about sacrifice and success, what it takes and where most people go wrong.
  • The differing views on whether you build passion or whether it finds you, 2 lessons that will help you build a successful career.
  • Why the mindset that the NEXT thing you do, could be the one that makes it all worth it, is the key to creating better and better work.
  • Tony’s content success strategy and what every business owner MUST hear about creating their own content.
  • Glen and Tony share 3 powerful lessons of being a great coach that will have your clients coming back over and over.
  • Why great athletes usually don’t make great coaches.
  • What’s the number one rule to making the sessions with a coach enjoyable and the key to getting clients results.
  • ALWAYS act like you’re the owner of the business you’re in; hear Tony explain why.
  • How Tony started a certification and what strategy was used for him to get it done in 6 weeks!
  • The steps to building a successful group training business and growing it.
  • What types of people you have to get out of your life or it will be a block for your success.
  • Tony’s tip on building your social media and your brand.


Tony Jeffries https://www.tonyjeffries.com/

Glen Holmes https://www.glennholmes.net/

Box n Burn Santa Monica https://www.boxnburn.com/

Tony Jeffries Connect https://tonyjeffriesconnect.com/

Tony Jeffries YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@Tony_Jeffries

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EP 132: Becoming A Better Coach, Building A Career In Fitness, and Financial Smarts w/ Mike Boyle

It was only a matter of time before I had Mike on the show and it was great to catch up with an industry legend and talk about how to become a great coach, getting results for clients while not getting them hurt, and how to build a successful career in fitness while being smart with your finances.

Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport.

Prior to Co- founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Ice Hockey at Boston University.  Mike also was the Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers


  • Know you’ll be influenced by the Dunning-Krueger effect and how to not be such a dick in your 20’s as a coach
  • The stages of a strength coach, and the wisdom of how you can speed up your clients results and not make the mistakes most make.
  • What is the “Mike Boyle Is A Pussy Club”?
  • There are no mandatory lifts and how Mike looks at exercise selection for clients.
  • How to structure group training and work the science and art in challenging clients and giving them exercises that don’t beat them up.
  • The wisdom of the “old timer” and why you should REALLY listen to what they say.
  • Why few super fit 50, 60 and 70 year olds use regular barbells, and why you should follow their lead!
  • The intersection of what Mike and I do similarly in group training, based on our decades of experience.
  • Should coaches in the beginning of their career have 2 hours a day to train themselves? Discover the unpopular but true answer.
  • What’s the #1 thing Mike hires based upon.
  • Why Mike doesn’t hire anyone who’s hobby is working out.
  • The most powerful sentence I’ve ever heard about what makes a great coach.
  • The characteristics of a great employee and why money is not the thing that matters most (not even close!).
  • Mike’s thoughts about having the “Hustle Factor” in the coaching, personal training, gym business.
  • What it takes to be successful as a coach in the industry.
  • Mike’s thoughts on investing in real estate, financial investing, and living below your means.
  • The reason you MUST have a plan for investing early on when you start your career, and not when you “make it.”
  • The “Fitness Millionaire Next Door” mindset and strategies.
  • How to build leverage in your career that helps your work work for you as you go deeper into your career.
  • Does Mike still coach and spend time in the gym with his team.
  • Whats Mike studying, excited to learn about right now.
  • Why Mike teaches cheating to everyone he mentors and coaches.


Mike Boyle website: https://www.bodybyboyle.com/

Mike Boyle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michael_boyle1959/

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