In this episode, Ellie Frey Zagel speaks with Anthony Renna, entrepreneur, personal trainer, owner of Five Iron Fitness, host of the Strength Coach Podcast and Strength Coach TV, and author of the new book, “Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness Profession.”
During the conversation, Anthony explains the “be like” theme from his latest book, which has a lot of applications outside of the fitness industry. He talks about intention as being a near-universal theme for success among leaders. He and Ellie also discuss the importance of goals and running your own race. They touch on lessons non-fitness professionals can take away from those in the fitness industry, including breaking down goals for long term success and living a healthy, productive life that makes the best possible use of the time we have available.
In This Episode:
- Meet Anthony Renna (2:30)
- How Anthony came to write his book, “Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness Profession” (4:51)
- Anthony explains his term, “be like” (10:24)
- Common themes to a healthy, productive life (13:40)
- The importance behind the professionals Anthony interviewed for his book (17:31)
- How Anthony personally defines success and winning while running your own race (19:33)
- Anthony explains being healthy in ALL aspects of your life (30:15)
- Anthony talks about reaching goals based on set priorities (33:45)
- Bonus questions with Anthony (36:51)
Notable & Quotable
“Live in the direction you want to live and be intentional about it.” —Anthony Renna
“There’s so much value in looking outside of your comfort zone.” —Anthony Renna
“Run your own race. Sucess evolves, and it’s different for everyone.” —Anthony Renna
Anthony Renna has been a personal trainer since 2004, first working with Equinox, then on his own at different facilities before opening his own gym, Five Iron Fitness, in 2008. He sold Five Iron in 2016 so he could focus on his true passion of providing educational resources for fitness professionals to excel in the profession. His mission is to help them find success and make an impact in the world by sharing all he has learned from the best of the best.
As the founder and host of both the Strength Coach Podcast and Strength Coach TV, he has interviewed hundreds of strength coaches, fitness professionals, physical therapists and gym owners. He applies what he learned by helping fitness professionals in his personal coaching and accountability group.
Anthony still trains clients a few hours a week and is a partner with Michael Boyle in StrengthCoach.com and BodyByBoyleOnline.com
His new book Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness Profession came out on October 18. www.BeLiketheBest.com
Resources From This Episode:
Be Like the Best: A Guide to Reaching the Top in the Fitness Profession
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss
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