Ellen Latham is an author, fitness innovator, keynote speaker and creator & co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness.
If you asked Ellen Latham twenty years ago where will you be in the next ten years, she probably would have said, "working at my dream job." But when Ellen was in her early 40s, raising a child as a single parent and pursuing her career as a fitness instructor, she was suddenly let go from that dream job. She had to weigh her options: she could either give up or forge a new path. What started as Ellen’s small cycling classes grew into a thriving fitness movement built on the idea of accepting your setbacks in order to overcome them: Orangetheory. Ellen’s years of research, expertise as a fitness instructor, and her own challenges have shaped the philosophy behind Orangetheory; it’s for everyone, at any level, no matter your ability. On this episode, Ellen breaks down the science behind every Orangetheory workout, what it takes to be not just a good but a great trainer, and why anyone, no matter your training goals, should make fitness a lifestyle. TRAINED is produced by Nike Training Club Pro. The best of Nike. Exclusively for Trainers. To apply, go to nike.com/ntcpro Inspired by TRAINED? Then you’ll love Nike Training Club app. The Nike Training Club app provides expertly designed workouts from Nike trainers for everyone at all fitness levels. It’s the ultimate training source from the leading minds at Nike. With holistic tips on movement, recovery, nutrition, mindset and sleep from experts on Nike’s Performance Council, NTC delivers on all five facets of fitness and puts our best at your fingertips. No matter how you train, NTC will help you discover your personal greatness. Click the link below to get the app for iOS or Android. Download Now
“I finally thought, ‘Why not me? Why not give it a shot?’” —Ellen Latham Ellen Latham is the creator and co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory is the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world: It's currently in 18 countries, it brought in more than $700 million in sales last year, and Ellen and her team recently celebrated the opening of the brand's 1000th studio. Of course, the road to super success hasn't been simple for Ellen. Before she was the founder of Orangetheory, she was a single mom who had just gotten fired from her job and had to figure out what to do next. On this episode, Ellen, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, reflects on those challenges, how she decided to become an entrepreneur, and what makes OTF special. She also talks about her greatest successes and scariest failures and growing pains. Thank you to AfterShokz for sponsoring this episode of the Ali on the Run Show! CLICK HERE for $55 off your wireless headphone bundle!   What you’ll get on this episode: How Ellen made her way into the fitness industry (1:50) How being a single mom who got fired from her job led Ellen to create Orangetheory, and how she bounced back from extreme discomfort (2:40) Whether Ellen always knew she would be a huge success, and how she learned to be an entrepreneur (8:45) What Ellen says are the most important decisions she’s made to grow Orangetheory to become the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world (16:00) Why Orangetheory’s motto is “More Life,” and what that means to Ellen (22:30) What a day in the life of Ellen Latham is like (26:00) Ellen shares her future goals for Orangetheory (28:00) Ellen’s advice for first-time Orangetheory-goers and for women who want to pursue careers in the fitness industry (30:45) What keeps Ellen up at night (33:45) What we mention on this episode: Orangetheory Fitness Ellen’s Ultimate Workout Massage Envy Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Facebook Twitter @aliontherun1 Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
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