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S2: Episode 11: Robin O'Grady | Continue to Learn Every Single Day

Robin O'Grady

Robin O'Grady has been extremely successful in her career. From humble beginnings, and a tough home life, she has risen above to become a fitness professional, certified mindset coach, and an international speaker. She uses simple-to-understand strategies to help people achieve mental and physical wellness.

She is the owner of O'Grady Fitness, which includes O'Grady Consulting. She regularly helps her client's with viewing themselves in a more positive light. She has also been involved in helping several of her entrepreneurial clients launch their businesses, getting them to live the most successful lives that they can.

Beyond all of this, Robin is also a dance instructor and a martial artist. She has a very intense energy, and she pours it into everything she does and into the lives of others. Always there with a positive outlook and help, she works everyday to be her best self, and to help her clients do the same.



Robin O'Grady is a woman of humble beginnings. When she was young, her mother was suffering from depression, and her father was not in the picture. She had to be independent from a young age and help take care of her sisters. Then, tragically, when Robin was a teenager her mother passed away from cancer. She had to take on two jobs so she could finish high school, of which she was the first in her family to complete. A hard beginning to life, but Robin wasn't going to let it break her.

Robin decided that she wanted to take her experience, work ethic, and empathy and use it to help other people. She knew that it wasn't going to be the easiest route, but she wanted to do it. She took it upon herself to become a fitness professional and a mindset coach. That way she could help people with their physical and mental health. To give them the all around wellness that they need.

Today, Robin is extremely successful in both of these endeavors. She is the Owner of O'Grady Fitness, and she works with Big Sky Fitness, one of the most successful Fitness clubs in Canada. She has become so successful in what she does that she has given speeches all over the world. With her positive mindset, she was able to take her rough beginning and turn it into something great, not just for herself but for the people who lives she touches.

Even with all of this going on, she found the time to talk to us about her life, her thoughts, and the techniques that she uses to be her best self and help others do the same.

In the podcast, you'll hear about

  • Robin's early life, and how it affected and influenced her.

  • How to better communicate with the people around you.

  • Why you should never stop learning and growing.

  • How to spread your message and touch as many lives as possible.

  • What we should do with our failures.

Robin, thank you so much for sharing with us. It was truly an experience!



2:54 - 4:09

Robin has been through a lot in her life, and it wasn't always easy. She takes us through a short version of what she had to do in her younger years to even make it through high school. Even though things weren't easy for her, she did what she had to do for her family and for herself.

14:44 - 15:31

Have you ever had a communication barrier with someone? Robin takes us through her process of how she acts when it comes to language and communication with someone who is at an emotional high. Something to think about and learn from.

22:44 - 23:25

Robin tells us why she still goes to educational conferences after 20 years in the industry. It's important to always keep learning, and never be content with what you think you know.

26:11 - 27:50

Robin let's us in on her method for reaching people who need to hear what she has to say. The people that are coming to you already know that they need you, but the goal is to reach all those people who don't know about you and could use your help.

43:38 - 44:33

Have you ever experienced failure? We all have. The best thing to do with those failures is to use them as a learning experience and grow.





Before Travis Barnes became a best-selling author, international presenter, founder and franchisor of Journey Fitness 333 he spent a decade of his life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Upon returning home to his wife and daughter he worked hard to grow himself in the fitness industry so he could buy his family a home of their own. 2 months after buying their home Tropical Storm Lee caused it to be flooded to the second floor. Approximately 1 year after the flood while still rebuilding their home and during the Christmas holiday season Travis was let go from his employment as COO for a local fitness company. After he and his wife spent 6 months as traveling trainers and while still living on an unemployment check and in a FEMA trailer, they began what is now a fitness franchise . Most recently and with the rest of the industry Travis has overcome the obstacles of the pandemic by redesigning his business. Travis has used the pandemic as an opportunity to instead of returning to business as normal, he has returned to business as better than normal. Travis is an Overcomer.

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