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E 03 | Blending Coaching, Academia, and Gym Ownership With Tony Montgomery
Episode 312th May 2020 • THIRST For More Podcast • Brandon Smitley | Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training
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0:00 – Show Intro

2:01 – Podcast begins

2:47 – From marine to the strength and conditioning industry

7:02 – Tony's path to online coaching and gym ownership

11:32 – Tony walks you through what he looks at and manipulates within his nutrition coaching for weight loss or strength and size increases

20:06 – Understanding the NEAT principle and hormones with weight loss clients

25:08 – Building a positive relationship with food

26:17 – Tony discusses his gym, Strength Union, and how he uses it to grow other parts of his businesses; and how a strength sport gym may not be the best business model

34:16 – Building a community and niche through strength

42:44 – Overcoming obstacles by educating and communicating with clients and parents

46:09 – How Tony plans to use his Master's degree as a coach and in his future to further the industry

52:16 – Blending the science and practical side of education through continuing education

56:40 – What it takes to hit a 2000 pound total in powerlifting and how that applies to life

About Tony Montgomery

Instagram: @tonymontgomeryjr

Tony studied exercise sports science at Concordia University and is currently pursuing his Master's degree at the University of South Florida. He owns a gym, Strength Union, an online coaching company, Team Phoenix Performance, and a supplement company, Subject Zero Supplements. Tony competes in powerlifting, where he's hit a 2,001-pound total in the 242-pound class. He also served four years in the United States Marine Corps with 2nd Recon Bn.