It’s been a transformative 15 months for the fitness industry. The pandemic forced brick and mortar gyms to close and launched the movement to virtual and at-home workouts. This week, Joe chats with Austin Cohen, the founder of Founder, President, and CEO of FlexIt, a fitness app that enables users to seamlessly access fitness facilities and live 1-on-1 virtual personal training with certified trainers. Austin talks about his formative years at Columbia, the lessons he’s learned as a startup entrepreneur, and how’s helping connect fitness enthusiasts with thousands of health clubs across the U.S.
Austin is an entrepreneur with broad-based experience in strategy, business development, finance, and capital raising across the consumer health & wellness, sports, entertainment, and technology verticals. Austin has spent about half of his career in venture capital, and the other half operational with early-stage companies. Austin is on the Founding Team, is a partner, and was the Chief of Staff at industry-leading private aviation company Wheels Up, which is now valued at over $1B. Austin is currently the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of FlexIt Inc. Austin received his BA from Columbia University, and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
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