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How Former US Marine Anthony Vennare Built Fitt, the Discovery Platform for Health and Fitness Experiences

How Former US Marine Anthony Vennare Built Fitt, the Discovery Platform for Health and Fitness Experiences

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Anthony Vennare about how he built Fitt. Anthony shares terrific advice on staying focused and true to your mission as well as tips for building a business in the fitness space.

A 2018 honoree of Forbes 30 Under 30 and United States Marine, Anthony is a sales and product-driven CEO who has closed $10M-plus in partnerships and successfully exited a media startup.

Some Questions Kreig asks Anthony:

– What went wrong with your first business and what would you have done differently? (13:08)
– Do you have any specific advice for entrepreneurs in the fitness business? (16:16)
– Who are your biggest competitors? (20:13)
– What are you focused on right now in terms of growing the business? (21:59)
– What have you found that motivates people to live a healthy lifestyle? (23:23)
– Did you make any mistakes when raising capital that you would change if you could go back? (23:02)
– How do you take care of your health and wellness as an entrepreneur? (38:35)
– If you could go back in time before you just started Fitt, what advice would you tell yourself? (45:25)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Anthony’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:19)
– About Fitt (10:41)
– Lessons Anthony learned from the first gym he opened with his brother (13:08)
– Don’t rush what you’re doing, and don’t compare what you’re doing to overnight success stories (15:29)
– Your passion isn’t enough to build a business on (16:29)
– Focus on what you do best and what you do better than anyone else (17:00)
– Advice on raising capital (28:08)
– The importance of having a fitness/health accountability partner or group (38:59)
– Trust your gut and don’t get distracted by what’s going on around you (45:37)

Connect with Anthony Vennare:

Twitter
Fitt

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Anthony’s favorite quote:
“You have to be confident and clueless. Confident you can do it, and clueless you can’t.” ―Anthony’s Dad

Anthony’s book recommendation:
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

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