Kenny Santucci: MTV Reality Star to Fitness Guru – Episode 252

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

If you want to learn how to build a booming fitness business, while creating a culture of community, connection and contribution, Episode 252 of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast will be a game changer.

Former MTV reality star, Kenny Santucci is my guest in this episode. Kenny is a fitness professional and owner of one of NYC’s greatest gyms, Solace New York.

A former fat kid from an unhealthy Italian family, Kenny grew tired of not feeling good about himself so he decided to change his body and life. Inspired by the physiques of wrestling superstars and action film heroes of the 80’s, he began training with weights and quickly fell in love with fitness. Realizing how much better he felt about his self, and seeing and feeling how differently he was treated by others, sparked his passion for helping other people experience the same changes in their lives.

To speed up your learning curve, and potentially save yourself years of frustration, don’t miss this episode.

Scroll down for show notes:


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Show Notes:

  • How does a fat kid from an unhealthy Italian family become a health and fitness expert and a reality TV star? [3:05]
  • Why he’s so passionate about helping people get their lives back (and so in awe of the show “My 600 lb. Life”). [16:45]
  • The struggles of a new gym owner – challenges he faced and the lessons he learned. [22:00]
  • How important is education and learning what clients want? [28:15]
  • Who are his biggest influences? [29:35]
  • The often overlooked aspect of training that keeps clients coming back. [35:12]
  • Was being unique what helped his business grow? [37:20]
  • Kenny’s advice for people who want to start their own gym. [43:29]
  • The importance of creating a culture of connection and communication. [47:01]
  • Is he doing any hosting gigs currently? [51:26]
  • How does Kenny stay hungry and focused? [54:15]


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Wanna listen to another episode that will give you the inside secrets to succeeding in the fitness business?  Click HERE to listen to my discussion with Mark Fisher.  Mark is the creator and co-CEO of Mark Fisher Fitness. Formerly a professional actor and performance artist, his unique style and flair for fun have helped make MFF one of the most popular and successful gyms in New York City. Mark and his team have created a culture at MFF that inspires and educates members (AKA “Ninjas”) while entertaining them and helping them have fun with fitness.

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