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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jon Feinman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jon Feinman, often where they are interviewed.

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Jon Feinman talks about founding non-profit InnerCity Weighlifting

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Jon Feinman is the founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting, a non-profit that helps at risk-youth by providing meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training.   
InnerCity Weightlifting, founded in 2010, now has 15 employees supporting 199 students.   
In light of George Floyd's death and the protests going on, Jon also provides his own perspective to people on his own experiences supporting his students within the justice system.
InnerCity Weighlifting's Website: https://www.innercityweightlifting.org/  
InnerCity Weightlifting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/innercity_weightlifting/?hl=en
My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aroy81547/  
Grateful Living Website: https://www.gratefulliving4.com/
Jun 02 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Ep. 23 Special: Catalysts During Covid - Jon Feinman of InnerCity Weightlifting

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In this episode of our special series, Catalysts During the Crisis, we talk with Jon Feinman, CEO and Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW). Having previously talked with Jon, this conversation focuses on how ICW has adapted and changed due to COVID-19 and his response to important problems that ICW faces on a daily basis. Jon’s work is a clear example of change agents throughout the city forging ahead to accomplish their missions, and solving new problems along the way. 

If you would like to support the work of InnerCity Weightlifting, you can go to their website. Due to COVID-19, ICW is now offering virtual personal and group workouts. If you would like to support the work of ICW and sign up for their workouts, email iank@innercityweightlifting.org

May 07 2020 · 22mins
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Ep. 21 Shifting the Paradigm for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Boston with Jon Feinman of Inner City Weightlifting

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On today’s Catalyst for Change, we talk to Jon Feinman, Founder and CEO of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW). Working with those most impacted by gun violence and incarceration in the City of Boston, Jon works to provide economic mobility and social inclusion through InnerCity Weightlifting’s Impact Model.

Jon received his MBA from Babson College in 2010 and subsequently founded ICW, following his work with AmeriCorp, and as a personal trainer. ICW and Jon’s work has been recognized numerous times.  He was named as one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders, and as a 2012 Social Innovator by Social Innovation Forum.  He also was awarded the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year New England Award in the social entrepreneurship category. 

We talk to Jon about his work with InnerCity Weightlifting, its outstanding impact over the past few years. If you would like to learn more about InnerCity Weightlifting, please visit ICW’s website

Due to COVID-19, ICW is now offering virtual personal and group workouts. If you would like to support the work of ICW and sign up for their workouts, email iank@innercityweightlifting.org.

Apr 28 2020 · 52mins
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Episode #21 - Opportunity Mindset with Jon Feinman, Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting and Dan Royal, ICW Lead Student Trainer

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I don't know if the timing of this episode is more important than right now. This week’s guest and newest partner to the Milestone Mind Movement is InnerCity Weightlifting’s Founder Jon Feinman, and InnerCity Weightlifting Student Trainer, Dan Royal. This conversation is enlightening, and one I, if you don’t mind, recommend you listen to more than once as well as share with family and friends. Jon and Dan are amazing people, with incredibly open-minds and hearts. They are both courageous, thoughtful and determined, both being fearless in the face of status quo.

Support the show (https://www.milestonemind.com/donation)

Oct 04 2017 · 53mins
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Jon Feinman– Using Weight Training to Reduce Youth & Gun Violence in the United States

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I had a really great interview with Jon Feinman, who is the Executive Director and CEO of Innercity Weightlifting, a non-profit based in Boston. They own and operate a few gyms around the city and work with young people who have been identified as a high risk for violence. Their programs focus on social inclusion and reducing youth violence by working with these guys (mainly guys) in the gym. They connect these young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. According to them, they use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence. For a little bit of background, in Boston, just 1% of youth between the ages of 15-24, are responsible for over 50% of city-wide shootings. The City of Boston has identified 300 to 400 of the city’s highest risk gang affiliated youth as “most likely to be involved in a violent act.” This is called the “Pact List” and it is this group ICW strives to serve. 97% of their students have done at least 6 months of jail time, prior to enrolling at ICW. And 100% of their enrolled students report being shot, shot at, or stabbed prior to enrolling at ICW. 

This interview was recorded while Jon was in one of the gyms so you’ll probably hear a few weights and grunts in the background, don’t mind them, it’s all part of creating the atmosphere! I absolutely love the work that Jon and Innercity Weightlifting are doing. They are completely flipping the typical non-profit model on its head with the way that they are running their programs but not only are they changing the lives of the students they are working with, they are changing the lives of the clients who choose to train at the gym with the students. Jon mentions in this episode that most of the clients that come to the gym have never met someone who has been in jail before. Making this introduction and fostering a connection promotes social inclusion not just for the students, but for the clients too. Excited for you to listen to this episode!

May 14 2017 · 44mins
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Ep.3 - Stories That Spread (ft. Jon Feinman of Innercity Weightlifting & Chris Savage of Wistia)

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Jon Feinman tells the moving stories behind his nonprofit, Innercity Weightlifting, and how they wound up with a feature video about them on ESPN's SportsCenter. After that, Chris Savage, co-founder and CEO of Wistia, talks about their approach to marketing to drive customers -- but it's not a product that they're marketing.
Oct 28 2014 · 42mins