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E53: Anthony Vennare: Building a Worldwide Fitness Community Through Resilience & Community

ThriveMore with Roger Martin: Business, Health, & Wealth

Release Date: 02/21/2024

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Anyone who has ventured out on their own into an entrepreneurial endeavor or founded a small business knows the levels of grit and determination that are required to succeed. Our guest today, Anthony Vennare knows this reality better than most people can imagine.  However through his pure determination and unwillingness to quit he has built several successful businesses that are revolutionizing the fitness space. Anthony is the co-founder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, exited founder, and fund advisor he leads the firm’s investment strategy, working closely with startups at the earliest stages.

In this episode, Roger sits down for a discussion about Anthony’s incredible story of resilience, entrepreneurship, and the boundless power of community in the health and fitness industry. Anthony has carved a remarkable path from running fitness classes in local parks to spearheading Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital to amazing levels of growth and influence. Anthony's journey is one of tenacity and passion, taking him from enlisting at 17 to becoming a serial entrepreneur with ventures that resonate with authenticity and generosity. In today's chat, we'll uncover his insights into content creation, venture capital, and how his struggles, including battling cancer and the pandemic's impact on his gyms, have shaped his approach to life and business.

In addition, we delve into the vision behind Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital, exploring the future of health and wellness, while also discussing the revolution Anthony is championing against corporate monopolies in the food industry. This is an inspiring conversation packed with Anthony's indomitable spirit, the strategic value of a fully integrated approach to fitness and health care, and the promise of resilience training as an investment opportunity. If you're intrigued by the intersection of technology, venture capital, and fitness, or simply inspired by a story of true grit and profound impact, this is an episode you won't want to miss. 

 

Topics Include: 

  • Anthony’s Journey From Personal Training to Gym Ownership 
  • Advice For Entrepreneurs on Venture Capital and Raising Money
  • Why Building Communities Has Become Fitt Insider’s North Star 
  • Anthony’s Vision for the Fitness Industry In the Next Five Years
  • Key Factors Fitt Capital Looks for When Investing in Companies 

 

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