Vinny Scollo is the Gold's Gym Sports Performance Director and Regional Fitness Manager in Middletown NY. Vinny’s likeable personality and special ability to share his passion for fitness with others makes him an amazing trainer who is highly sought after by everyone from parents of youth athletes to professional athletes to people looking to improve their performance. Recently, he teamed up with Don Murphy and his family to build a sports performance facility inside the already successful Gold's Gym franchise.
On this episode hosted by Ned Arick, Vinny shares more about his experiences in transitioning from running highly successful sports performance facilities to building one from scratch in the commercial fitness space. He dives into the similarities and differences he has seen, how trainer education varies, the impact of social media on influencing coaches and trainers, and the role his mentors played in shaping his career. Tune in to find out more.
[:29] Ned Arick introduces his guest for this episode - Vinny Scollo.
[3:14] What does Vinny do in his role as Gold's Gym Sports Performance Director and Regional Fitness Manager?
[4:27] Is this Vinny's first time in a commercial space?
[5:58] How has Vinny's experience been so far building up the Middletown location?
[8:10] What exactly are Vinny and Don Murphy trying to do by building the sports performance inside of Gold's Gym?
[11:33] What is the biggest difference that Vinny has seen between the sports performance realm and the commercial space?
[14:47] When it comes to education, what are the differences Vinny has observed among trainers in the commercial space vs sports performance?
[18:38] Ned and Vinny dive into the importance of intent and purpose in driving what you do.
[23:24] This podcast is being sponsored by VertiMax.
[24:13] How did Vinny find his clarity, his purpose, his why?
[27:51] How did Vinny find his mentors and start that relationship with them?
[31:25] Most of what trainers and coaches post on social media isn't what the reality is like. Ned and Vinny discuss the impact this has on young coaches who are looking to find mentors but aren't sure who to reach out to.
[36:08] What is Vinny's thought process around not being "married to a movement" specifically with his athletes?
[40:57] What are Vinny's thoughts on taking athlete preference into account in training them safely and efficiently?
[45:27] What were some unexpected challenges Vinny has faced in his career from the time he was a young coach?
[51:59] What is Vinny most excited about in the next six months of his life?
[54:36] Get in touch with Vinny via social media, email, or the Gold's Gym website.
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Vinny Scollo on Instagram
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Gold's Gym Middletown
Gold's Gym Newburgh
Don Murphy on LinkedIn