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Does Power Unlimited hold up? w/Tommy and Tanner of Massenomics

Inside the Massenomics gym in Western Northeast South Dakota, an ever-vigilant DVD player spins a copy of the circa 2007 documentary “Power Unlimited” around the clock. Who better to have on deck for a look back at that film than the owners of that very gym? We were excited to have Tommy DeFea and Tanner…

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Do influencers create culture or just reflect it? Are there any original creative ideas left? w/Bart Kwan of Barbell Brigade

Bart Kwan is a man with a HUGE platform, so his thoughts on creativity, culture, and social media influence are well…influential. In our second episode with Bart, we broke down these issues, as well as some related questions: Is everyone born creative? Does high-quality production undercut authenticity? Where should the moral line be for influencers…

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We asked a friend to help us understand w/ Bryan Washington

Bryan Washington has been a friend of ours for years. He’s gym owner – in fact he owns a couple gyms here where we live in Sacramento. When we met him, he was a trainer inside the same gym building where we used to train. We don’t know many people how have more energy or…

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How do you follow through on “GRAND” goals? w/ Chris Duffin

Chris Duffin is a Guinness World Record holding powerlifter, a gym owner, an engineer, an author, a gym equipment manufacturer…and the list goes on and on. You get the idea. We’ve known Chris for quite a few years, but we hadn’t had a chance to really talk in a long time. Our conversation started around…

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How do you keep members coming back (when gyms finally re-open)? | w/ Jay Ashman of Kansas City Barbell

Jay Ashman is one of founders of Kansas City Barbell in Kansas City, MO. His gym is poised to reopen in just a few days — after the shelter-in-place orders were put in place at the beginning of the pandemic are lifted. But his gym wasn’t just closed, it moved and expanded into a larger…

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