John possesses a unique set of experiences and skills in the fitness business. Over the past 25+ years, he has built, owned and managed his own gyms, consulted other club owners from the ground up and has been a consultant assisting others to navigate their clubs through transitions or troubled times. As a business consultant, through his business GymBuilders, John has assisted countless others in starting their own fitness businesses.

John’s personal gym ownership has been both in independently branded gyms and nationally franchised operations. Some of his own have been Paragon Fitness, Adrenalin, All Out Fitness and Rock Solid Training. He has been an owner of franchise brands such as Gold’s Gym and CKO Kickboxing. Early in John’s career, he was the Eastern Advertising Manager for Weider Publications:
Muscle & Fitness, FLEX and Men’s Fitness magazines.

Additionally, John has been an independent contractor working with local dealers and manufacturers representing the top commercial fitness lines. He continues to maintain relationships with all major fitness equipment manufacturers and their representatives.

Each endeavor has offered John different perspectives, knowledge, skills and experiences. However, his passion has always been the club side of the business. Whether it’s building his own clubs, working with existing operations, working with teams of fitness professionals or helping others open their first
fitness venture John’s passion quickly reveals itself to others.

Eric Malzone

Eric Malzone

Eric’s professional experience stems from a decade in various sales and marketing roles that led him to open a CrossFit (TM) affiliate in 2009, Gravitas Fitness. After 8+ years of gym ownership and a deep analysis of his own “ideal day,” Eric decided to sell his gym and go full throttle into FMA.

The success that he saw during his days as a gym owner, can now be leveraged to help thousands of gym owners worldwide.
Eric Malzone


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