Anthony Geisler: To create a fantastic work culture, treat people like adults

Authority Magazine
Apr 4, 2019 · 9 min read

Treat people like adults- I shouldn’t hire you and then have to tell you what to do. That is a waste time, doesn’t teach you responsibility, and makes me look bad. If I’m hiring you, it’s because you are an expert in a certain area. This trickles down into choosing franchise partners. We need to be able to treat them like adults and trust them to follow our guidelines and run a successful business.

As a part of my series about about how leaders can create a “fantastic work culture”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Anthony Geisler, the Founder and CEO of Xponential Fitness. Diving into entrepreneurship, Geisler founded then sold a dot-com company, valued at an impressive $170M after just one year. He went on to purchase LA Boxing and by 2012, he had built it into the largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness concept in the country, and sold the company to UFC Gym in one of the biggest deals the industry had ever seen. After acquiring a small reformer Pilates brand, Club Pilates, Geisler made it his mission to make Pilates accessible to everyone, and later formed Xponential Fitness to curate boutique fitness brands across every major vertical.

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