Just one of Kieran’s two gyms pulls in $55,000 each month while keeping expenses at a very manageable level.
The owner of two gyms in Australia, Kieran O’Dwyer started his gym working over 50 hours a week and earning $10 an hour. He now has the hourly rate he wants and works when he wants.
The city recognized his success by naming him Bathurst’s favorite health and fitness professional in 2023.
Just one of Kieran’s two gyms pulls in $55,000 each month while keeping expenses at a very manageable level. Bathurst Strength and Conditioning has 220 members and seven staff members (three full time), while Orange City Strength and Conditioning has more than 100 members and one full-time staff person.
Kieran has come a long way from the days when he worked too much for too little, didn’t have any standard operating procedures and relied on group training for 98 percent of his revenue.
The secret of Kieran’s success?
“My coach (who is now my head of coaching) was reading to Chris Cooper’s book ‘Gym Owners Handbook’ and got me into it. After about six months of totally obsessing over all the free material, I decided to take the leap and have now been with Two-Brain since April 2022.
“Two-Brain helped me diversify my revenue to have stable, reliable streams that impact our target avatar more and create stable opportunities for my coaches. Two-Brain also helped dramatically increase our average revenue per member by over 35 percent.”
Systems built with the help of a mentor allowed Kieran to cut his work time in half. He no longer coaches and has the bandwidth to work on becoming a better entrepreneur.
“I get to focus my time now on growing my business, improving my leadership, creating careers for my staff and focusing on the finances across both gyms,” he said.
He also has time to help other fitness business owners as a Two-Brain mentor.
“I believe gym owners are the superheroes of the world, and I wanted to be a part of the team that helps superheroes be even better,” he said.
Kieran—who holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science—works with gym owners to help them earn at least $100,000 a year and have control over their time so they can invest in personal development and family relationships, as well as in their businesses.
As a mentor, Kieran specializes in organic marketing funnels, as well as business systemization and automation. He loves to create a plan with a gym owner, lay out the steps and then provide accountability so progress is made.
When he isn’t running his gyms or helping other entrepreneurs build theirs, Kieran spends time with his wife, travels and plays tennis. He’s always up to learn something new.