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Ray's First Fitness Industry Interview | Starting Strength Gyms Podcast #49

Ray Gillenwater, SSC | April 24, 2023

Carl Case invited Ray to join him for a discussion on the Local Business Hacks podcast where Carl interview fitness industry leaders to discuss their keys to success. To save you a click, we've re-posted the episode here. Interested in hearing how Ray communicates Starting Strength Gyms to the uninitiated? Listen in. Spoiler: Carl became a Starting Strength Gyms Online Coaching client immediately after the interview was recorded. At 6'4", Carl needs to be at least 260lbs. We'll get him there, with a 500lb+ deadlift, in 18-months or less - as long as he sticks to the program.

  • 01:53 - Ray's business background
  • 03:50 - Coming across Starting Strength
  • 06:29 - How to make Starting Strength more accessible to more people
  • 11:50 - How can the world get involved with Starting Strength Gyms?
  • 15:55 - How to get connected with Ray
  • 18:24 - Think big and go for it
  • 22:12 - Hire Slowly. Fire quickly.
  • 26:21 - Are you a right fit for Starting Strength Gyms?
  • 30:37 - What historical figure would you have dinner with?
  • 31:31 - Empowering the right people to make decisions
  • 39:01 - Ray's current top books and podcasts
  • 40:57 - Starting Strength Radio
  • 41:33 - Lex Fridman
  • 42:10 - Negative and positive character traits

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