In 2016 I received an email. It was from a Trainer-slash-PE Teacher who had been sent my way by a mutual friend.
At the end of the email he asked, ‘Would you be interested in starting a podcast together?’
We decided to meet for a coffee as we both lived in Melbourne. (It’s a rare thing that you get to meet someone in person when you run an online business as they usually live in Vancouver or Bristol or somewhere else miles away.)
His name was Dale Sidebottom. Over that coffee we hit it off immediately and so, the podcast The Trainers Tribe was born. We ran the podcast for a year, recording and sharing 29 episodes on training, time management, business skills and more. And then life and business got in the way.
Dale went off to become an international speaker and presenter on fitness and play (including a TEDx talk) and I moved out away from Melbourne and started a family.
Then Australia literally caught on fire. I sent Dale a message out of the blue and asked if he’d consider teaming up on a fundraiser with me. Together, and with our communities help, we raised just shy of $10K to support wildlife and financial relief for those affected by the bushfires in Victoria.
It made us realise that when we team up, good things happen. So we made the decision to bring back The Trainers Tribe (now called Lead Your Tribe) and have gone on to record another 32 episodes this year.
(Recording with Dale has been a personal lifesaver this year. Having to show up for someone else, to record something helpful and then share it with with world each and every week has been consistent anchor that I have relied on.)
Top 5 Podcast Episodes
According to download stats, here are the 5 most popular episodes we shared this year:
- Flaky Clients & How to Motivate Them
- 7 Guideposts To Re-Launching Your Bootcamp
- Jonathan Fields: Building Community Based Fitness Businesses
- How To Get Your Name Out There
- Don’t Make the Mistake of Asking the Wrong Questions
And here are 5 podcasts I listened to this year that really got me thinking:
- FFTs on Unlocking Us
- Seth Godin on The Moment
- The Body is Not an Apology on Unlocking Us
- How To Finish What Matters | Charlie Gilkey on Good Life Project
- Busyness on The Minimalists
Top 5 Bootcamp Ideas Articles of 2020
And, for those who prefer reading, here are the 5 most popular articles I wrote on Bootcamp Ideas this year:
- COVID-19 Facts and Advice for Trainers
- 5 Tips For Running Your Group Fitness Business in the Coronapocolypse
- 4 Tips for Bootcamp Workout Planning and Scheduling
- Which Type of Online Fitness Trainer Are You?
- Fill Your Classes in 2020
P.S. This is part of our 18 Days of the Best Bootcamp Ideas series. Click through for the rest of the articles.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.