Sam Pogue is the co-founder of Fitness Break Room, an online fitness community that specializes in telling the stories and strategies of some of the industry’s most successful players. Sam specializes in helping fitness trainers and fitness professional pivot into the industry.

He is also the Director of Communications and Senior Coach for the Onnit Academy Education Team. He spent the last nine years in the fitness industry as a membership councilor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and fitness educator. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he was in search of personal development, which led him to his current HQ of Austin, Texas.

Sam Pogue was tired of seeing countless internet marketers lying to aspiring trainers chasing their dream and convincing them this industry is easy to make hundreds of thousands of dollars write workout programs online or generate new leads for your in person training business.

Sam helps people not only get into the fitness industry and chase their passion but helps provide realistic expectations and strategies to help build a successful career.

He believes that “Fitness is about community” and that we should give back to those who are starting out. We all have a mentor or someone that helped us out along the way. And while the fitness industry is very rewarding, it’s also filled with challenges. He believes that by bringing the fitness community together, we can help the industry thrive. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

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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