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Strong By Design Podcast

Jun 19, 2019

Martin Rooney is an internationally-recognized entrepreneur, fitness expert, sought-after presenter and best-selling author. He is the founder of the Training for Warriors system that operates in over 275 facilities in 28 countries worldwide.

A former US bobsledder, Division I track athlete, Judo black belt, record-setting power lifter and two-time Guinness World Record holder, Martin not only has the academic and athletic background, but also first-hand business experience of what it takes to run global organizations.  

As a presenter, Martin is regularly in front of over 20,000 people per year and has consulted Fortune 500 companies such as Marriott International, Nike, Prudential and Hasbro. Martin has also conducted training and development programs for Military Organizations including the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs, and has coach at and advised professional teams.

As a coach, Martin has been listed in the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness for the last 5 years and in 2015 Martin was inducted into the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame.  

On today's very special episode, host Brian Klepacki sat down with Martin out in Nashville and they talked about everything from daily habits to business advice to the hidden dangers of exercise.

Martin is incredible passionate about helping others achieve greatness. The fire inside his bones radiates through his words and his actions and is highly contagious. You do not want to miss this life-changing episode.

Listen in to this educational and inspiring conversation and start learning on how you take your next step on the right path.


"The group that you're with or the culture that you're involved with is really going to decide a lot about your life..."


"The greatest athletes, world leaders, everybody has a coach and yet a lot of times we don't invest in that in our own selves."

-Martin Rooney


Time Stamps

1:14 Martin feels old 😊

1:35 How Training for Warriors began

3:00 The importance of culture – being part of a group

5:05 The evolution of Martin Rooney and his mission

8:20 The power and impact of Martin’s coaching

11:00 Overwhelm in the fitness world

12:05 Finding the right culture in your fitness journey

13:16 The 6 words that Martin lives by in business

15:06 Diving deeper into Training for Warriors

18:05 The philosophy of hard work and consistency

21:00 Martin’s fitness approach for all beginners

23:27 The mental component of warriors – sink or soar

27:30 How long does it take to find YOUR right culture?

31:00 Coaching for Warriors – Coaching Greatness

34:10 Everyone needs a coach

35:40 You know what to do… but are you doing it? Take Action Challenge!

41:09 Ways to connect with Martin


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