“Bobby Cappuccio is by far one of the best presenters in the world”
-Craig Harper one of Australia’s most successful corporate speakers regularly speaking with world renown authorities like Lance Armstrong.
To be a presenter, is to be a teacher, a leader; these are positions of authority! While many presenters feel it necessary to be authoritative – defining their way as The Way – the best presenters manage themselves as “an authority of their own experience”, and share that with you. Bobby Capppucio is an authentic authority of his own experience, which includes extensive research, practice and development of his skills as a true teacher. Anyone with an open mind who’s ever enjoyed the opportunity to see Bobby present, has learned about passion, direction, rhythm, articulation, flow, creativity, inter-relationships, and, the importance of a good story. I’m delighted to know that Bobby is now sharing his natural love with the rest of the world. If the health and exercise industry had only a few more Bobby Cappucio’s, the world would be a happier, healthier, more well-informed place in no time! Now’s your chance to be one of those very people who shares their love with the guidance of a true master of self-expression.
Love and chi,
Working as an educator and presenter for 30 years often leaves a person tired and jaded with the business. The fitness industry has suffered for too many years from a lack of new ideas and a lack of people who can present these ideas clearly and professionally. Perhaps the strongest example of someone who keeps growing and keeps his presentation skills at the highest level is Bobby Cappuccio. Bobby is fresh, professional and is one of the best presenters I have ever seen in this industry. He is actually one of the few people that I make it a point to see myself whenever he is presenting at a major show. Bobby has my respect and any working professional that wants to build his or her own career as a presenter would do well to spend time with Bobby and his team.
The National Fitness Business Alliance
Author and presenter worldwide for over 30 years in the fitness industry
The first keynote presentation I saw Bobby deliver will stay with me for life. He has the ability to captivate an audience, provoke thought and leave you feeling inspired to make a positive change. He talked passionately about human behaviour, why people do what they do and how this can affect change in others as well as yourself, but it was more the impact his personal story had which will stay with me.
Abigail Foster, Director, Fast Track
As a professional speaker, business author, and four-time Olympian I have had the opportunity to observe some of the most distinguished performers across a diversity of domains. On one such occasion I shared the stage with Robert Cappuccio. What impressed me was not merely Roberts ability to captivate and educate an audience, but his capacity to lead people to the discovery of their own innate talents and remit to them the inspiration, the tutelage to develop them as well as share them for the benefit of others. In this sense he is truly one of the most effective presenters I have ever seen.
Ruben Gonzalez, speaker, author, four-time Olympian
To this day, Bobby Cappuccio still ranks as one of the absolute finest presenters I have ever had the privilege of attending, and am excited he will be sharing his secrets with more professionals. These tools will not only help in front of a crowd, but more importantly with every client and influencer you come in contact with.
President / Founder, Athletes’ Performance/Core Performance
Bobby Cappuccio is one of the most unique presenters I have experienced in this industry. He is a dynamic and powerful speaker who is able to use motivation and education to empower fitness professionals with the ability to achieve higher levels of success in all aspects of their business. He clearly demonstrates a passion for helping his students to identify a sense of purpose, set a clear direction for their career, develop a superior level of education and build a successful business through growth and contribution.
TSI has over 110 clubs and 6,000 employees. One of the things that captured me the most in Robert’s presentation was his philosophy regarding perseverance and taking personal responsibility for the career you create, and his ability to motivate large audiences such as ours. Bobby has a unique gift and ability to enhance an employee’s attitude by teaching the individual to take personal initiative for his or her own growth, education, and success. Empowering individuals on this level transfers to the overall contribution to the mission of the company by the participants in his workshops.
I am confident that any fitness professional can greatly benefit from any seminar and/or publication presented by Bobby Cappuccio. TSI considers him a “mover and shaker” in the fitness industry and looks forward to having him present workshops for our organization.
Director of Training & Development
In May of this year, I was lucky enough to attend a conference for fitness professionals at the Fairmont in Whistler. Being new to the industry, I was definitely nervous and unsure of what to expect. About mid way through the first day of the conference, the key note speech was held. The fitness and lifestyle conference veterans I was attending with warned me to sit close to an exit as the key note speeches could really go either way. Forewarned, I grabbed an aisle seat as close to the back as possible (without being too obvious) and skeptically settled in to listen.
The gentleman that gave the keynote speech is named Robert Cappuccio. Among other things he has held the position of director of professional development for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and consulted businesses such as 24 Hour Fitness, as well as vast number of other multi million dollar corporations. That particular speech was given on a person’s ability to overcome adversity and how fitness professionals can help achieve this goal. As I sat there and listened to Robert speak, my skepticism faded, I found myself sitting up straighter in my seat. More than that I found myself wishing I was sitting closer to this man who was lifting my spirits in a way they had never been lifted before. As Robert told his own personal story about rising from a physically and emotionally terrifying life to become the person standing before us, I found myself thinking “If only I could somehow translate this feeling of overwhelming motivation and inspiration I’m feeling right now to the people in my life. If only everyone had access to speakers of this caliber, perhaps our world would be a stronger more motivated more confident and educated place”. For the remainder of the conference I attended every one of Robert’s seminars available and continued to inspired to be a better and more effective person.
For the days that followed I drowned my friends in words, trying to convey the feeling that comes from being educated by speakers who wielded the kind of passion, knowledge and experience that I had been exposed to first hand. I tried to make them understand that if only I could show them this one seminar, and have them listen to a person who’s own experience could change their life, that they would realize what we are capable of as humans. Unfortunately as days and weeks past, and I settled back into the grind of routine, my motivation and passion for sharing the education of the world’s great minds slowly faded.
Fast forward to last Monday morning and my 5am start to the day leaving me falling asleep with coffee in hand as usual. When my mentor and friend, in order to kill 20 minutes before getting back to work, shows me a website which has since changed my life again. It’s my pleasure to present to you ted.com, a website that introduces itself as “Ideas worth spreading. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”. TED is a small nonprofit foundation owned by the Sapling Foundation which began in 1984 as a conference bringing together inspiring teachers from the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design at a conference in Long Beach, California and has since expanded to the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, the soon to be TEDIndia conference along with the annual TED prize and the website that led me to write this submission TEDTalks at ted.com.
ted.com accurately lives up to it’s moniker by presenting anyone, with access to the internet, the ability to connect to some of the most brilliant forward thinking minds on our planet, and awaken a world of thought, great ideas, and inspiration. I feel somedays after our burnt out brains complete our secondary and post secondary education they start to switch off and forget what it is to learn new concepts. So I urge everyone right now to go and watch a talk at ted.com and be moved by the power of great thought and motivational speech, the same way I was by Robert Cappuccio, I can guarantee you there is something there for everyone. For what is the purpose of a human life but to learn, educate, inspire and move forward?
I attended Bobby’s Teaching School in the summer of 2010 with the expectation I will be given the scientific information necessary to be a premier educator in the health and fitness industry. Boy was I wrong, but ultimately, I’m glad I was. Teaching, educating, has less to do with the actual information being presented but more with how well you can influence your audience, whether it’s 1 person, 1000 people, in a live venue, or on a phone conference. Throughout the school, Bobby drew out every emotion humanly possible within our group and transformed me from an anxious, fearful, nervous, monotone presenter into a proud, confident, passionate world-class educator. Although I didn’t leave the teaching school with more information to teach, I left with a completely new and enhanced view of what educating is about. His school hands down was the best educational event I have experienced in my career as it not only enhanced my career, but has helped me become a much better person in all aspects of my life as well.
Yeah, he’s that darn good.
Derrick Price, MS
PTA Global Faculty
Master Trainer for ViPR, Power Plate, Core-Tex
Bobby Cappuccio is a Master Facilitator! (one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication)
There are hundreds of great speakers and instructors, but they are just that…..Speakers and instructors! Very few people are able to get people to absorb and apply information better than Bobby! His courses have helped me grow both personally and professionally and is one of the reasons I am where I am today! I am honored to have meet him 9 years ago and to say he is a mentor, colleague and friend!
LifeTime Academy Program Manager
Bobby has inspired countless of thousands of fitness professionals in the fitness industry and we are happy to work closely with Bobby to create better education and understanding of our members needs at Virgin Active.
Bobby has long advocated the upgrading of personal trainer and gym team skill sets with a vision that connects the dots between improved coach know-how; forward thinking exercise methodologies; assurance of the real life positive impact for clients and revenue-retention formulas for host clubs.
He is a highly approachable, gracious communicator who holds and grows excellent relationships with key players in the industry. Any initiative or corporation Bobby gets behind would receive our automatic exploration on how we might support and bring value.
Having said all of that, what stands out most about Bobby and gives him authenticity in his industry endeavors is that he is a modern day industry icon – he is by far the most inspiring presenter I have ever worked with in the industry.
Head of Commercial Fitness
Virgin Active UK
Bobby Cappuccio is quite possibly one of the most inspiring and knowledgeable presenters we have used at Fitness First over the past few years. He has been out several times now to present to our team of personal trainers and each time he leave the guys wanting more. His ability to recall information on the spot and most importantly use this information to drive home his key point is truly amazing. I personally believe his workshops on behaviour change are particularly relevant for personal trainers and I would have no hesitation in highly recommend Bobby to any health club chain or group out there.
Dominic dos Remedios
Fitness First Australia – National Fitness Manager
In my career as a fitness professional, I have progressed from a fitness instructor to full time personal trainer, to a fitness manager of a team that expanded from 20 personal trainers to 35 generating revenues of over 75k per month. Currently I am the health and fitness training manager for David Lloyd Leisure Health Clubs. Throughout these various roles Bobby Cappuccio has been an inspiration, educator, and leader.
As an aspiring personal trainer Bobby’s articles, video’s and seminars were a must see. They provided me with so much useable information. The information Bobby provides isn’t the typical redundant information with no practical application, it is information that explains the science and methods of highly useable tools which enable an aspiring personal trainer to improve clarity about what it is they want to achieve and how to achieve this through gaining and retaining of clients.
During fitness management and as a health and fitness training manager I have continually used Bobby’s services either indirectly through his articles and video’s or directly via coaching, mentoring or group presentations Bobby’s services have developed me and more importantly all the teams I have worked with. Every team to date has significantly moved forward with a sharper focus, more tools and improved results. These range from increased success of interactions to the number of clients obtained in a give time period.
In Summary Bobby is a world class educator, leader and presenter. Bobby continues to travel the world working with operators and personal trainers from many different ‘fitness cultures’. Bobby has observed what gets the best results and as such has obtained a wealth of highly useable information.
When Bobby works with you he will; ask questions, listen to and understand your company and/or individual needs in an unrivalled way. This gives complete confidence that what Bobby shares with you will be highly relevant, it will also, captivate attention, inspire action and magnify results.
I first started my role as Health & Fitness Director for David Lloyd Leisure, a health club chain with nearly half a million members, 90 clubs, and 6,000 staff including 1,000 Personal Trainers back in January 2008. Since that time we have used Bobby’s expertise, enthusiasm, and passion in many ways to help us keep our members longer, attract new members to our clubs, and perhaps more importantly to attract and keep the best fitness teams in the industry. Bobby’s involvement in PTonthenet, the Fit Pro ‘Certificate in Health & Fitness Management’ and more recently PTA Global were key factors in us deciding to take these products on, and one we have not regretted. I have yet to speak to one of our Personal Trainers who didn’t leave a presentation or a training session delivered by Bobby feeling inspired, motivated, and with some clear solutions to attract and keep their clients and our members. I would recommend Bobby to any organization who is looking to improve the retention of their members or staff and rate him as one the very best leaders in our industry.
Head of Sports, Health & Fitness – David Lloyd Leisure
Playing a key role in the development of an international educational resource for personal trainers I have had the chance to attend many presentations within the personal training realm. By far the most impressionable speaker I have observed is Robert Cappuccio. His style and knowledge take any listener to another level of inner reflection and with facts and useful examples he puts success within reach for any professional.
During his presentations he is guaranteed to touch hearts, instill determination and self-belief, and encourage reflection and analysis of ones actions and thoughts.
After each presentation or article I have seen from Bobby, I’ve walked away empowered, enlightened and inspired. He truly is a person of knowledge and motivation anyone attending one of his presentations or reading one of his articles will value.
Personal Training on the Net
I have worked with Bobby for the past 8 years in various professional capacities. Bobby was responsible for the professional development of many of our ViPR staff as we launched the product; this was key to our early success. Bobby is widely regarded as the leader in professional development in the health/fitness industry for his ability to reach audiences with a powerful, impactful message, which makes Bobby one of the most sought after keynote presenters in health/fitness.
Creator – ViPR