Jon Feinman was making six figures as a personal trainer at the age of 23 but quickly reached growth ceilings in that role. An entrepreneur at heart, he took his love for weightlifting and passion for social justice to create InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW). ICW amplifies the voices of individuals that Jon was previously told to avoid – those in gangs, in and out of jail, and susceptible to violence. These individuals become personal trainers at ICW, bridging social capital and gaining economic mobility along the way. At first, Jon had no clue what he was doing, but simply listened and learned. In this interview, you’ll learn how he set out to influence change but ended up being changed himself.
Want to make an impact? Book a personal training session at https://www.innercityweightlifting.org/. Mention this podcast to receive a discount on your first two sessions.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Subscribe: Google Podcasts |