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Let’s Talk Scaling – Business of Fitness #73

You may recognize both voices on today’s show, as M.D.V (Matt DellaValle) is a seasoned guest and co-host of the Business of Fitness Podcast. MDV is the Chief Fitness Officer at NCFIT, managing all fitness, coaching, and programming operations worldwide for the company. Over the past decade, MDV’s journey has taken him a few different directions—coaching at some of the best gyms in the biz (CFNE, Reebok CrossFit ONE, CrossFit ONE Nation & NCFIT), leading seminars as part of CrossFit HQ Staff, and managing fitness partnerships for Reebok INTL. Before all this fitness stuff, MDV earned his law degree from William & Mary Law. He is passionate about coaching, fitness, and American traditional tattoos. 

Today is all about scaling! As gym owners and coaches, we can talk about the importance of scaling until we are blue in the face—but can you eloquently relay this information to your athletes? How about how to address a room full of athletes at different levels with different needs—how do you run an effective class and not lose anyone in the process? Today, Jason and M.D.V, answer all of these common questions and share best practices for providing a top-notch experience to every athlete in your class regardless of their skill level. Today’s episode is a must listen for anyone that spends time on the coaching floor. Enjoy! 


Minute Breakdown: 

0-10: Why we scale 

10-20: How to effectively on-board a new athlete 

20-30: The progression of scaling and universality  

30-40: Knowing your athletes and modifying for the individual 

40-50: Communicating the benefit of scaling to your classes 


Work with Jason, M.D.V and the NCFIT Collective Crew at ncfitcollective.fit 

Find Jason at @jasonkhalipa 

Connect with MDV at @m.d.v_



Anders Varner

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