Podcast Episode #15: Rachel Cosgrove

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #15


Rachel Cosgrove, co-owner of Results Fitness and writer of The Female Body Breakthrough, and Drop Two Sizes. In this episode, Rachel discusses what it takes to be a trainer, what sets Results Fitness apart, and how to create a sustainable business. She also discusses her work with StrongFirst Accredited Gyms.

Show Notes

00:57 – Rachel talks about her background and what led to her success.

03:28 – Rachel discusses what is necessary and required for someone to be a trainer?

06:44 – Rachel talks about training ladies and how it has changed over the years.

10:50 – Rachel’s philosophy on nutrition, recovery, and accountability.

13:31 – What makes a successful gym owner and what is taught at Results Fitness University.

17:03 – Rachel elaborates on what makes culture and environment so important.

28:45 – Rachel talks about getting through the “grind stage” of starting a new business.

33:20 – Rachel discusses goals for gym owners.

2 Key Points:

  1. Culture and core values are what separates a Results Fitness/StrongFirst Accredited gym from the rest.
  2. You need to understand the business side of your gym.

Tweetable Quotes

Resources Mentioned

Results Fitness University

The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Strength-Training Plan for Losing Fat and Getting the Body You Want

Drop Two Sizes: A Proven Plan to Ditch the Scale, Get the Body You Want & Wear the Clothes You Love!

StrongFirst Accredited Gyms

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building.

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