#32: Bedros Keuilian The Clever Investor Show Podcast

In this episode of “The Clever Investor Show,” Bedros shares his journey from personal training to creating Fit Body Boot Camp, emphasizing recurring revenue and providing value. He discusses the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the shift to online coaching and supporting franchisees. Bedros also opens up about his personal struggles, therapy, and coping with anxiety. He assembles a team for a 75-hour experience to help high-speed entrepreneurs bond and share traumas. Despite setbacks, he remains committed to the project and reflects on its impact.

Bedros highlights the importance of instilling values in young men and combating negative influences. He mentions his successful business ventures and commitment to making a positive impact, including supporting charities.

About Bedros

Bedros Keuilian is an American Entrepreneur and a believer in the American Dream. He and his family are immigrants who escaped communism and came to the United States to find freedom, opportunity, and a better life.

Today Bedros is a serial entrepreneur and investor in over a dozen industry-leading brands and businesses. He’s the founder of Fit Body Boot Camp, three times listed in Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 fastest-growing franchise brands in the world. Bedros is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Selling book Man Up – How To Cut The BS and Dominate In Business and In Life.

Bedros believes in the power of the human spirit and uses the stage, TV, social media, his podcast and his blog to share his Immigrant Edge and American Dream story to help inspire audiences worldwide to get unstuck and reach their fullest potential!



Bedros shares stories of resourcefulness and determination, inspired by mentors and clients.


Creating Fit Body Boot Camp through the transition from personal to group training.


Emphasizing recurring revenue and building a value-focused business.


Adapting to COVID-19 with online coaching and supporting franchisees.


Personal journey, including overcoming past traumas and coping with anxiety.


Creating a challenging program with a team of experts for high-speed entrepreneurs.


Importance of vulnerability and sharing to build a supportive community.


Facing challenges like losing franchise locations and a wrongful death lawsuit.


Reflecting on the positive impact despite difficulties.


Promoting values in raising young men and combating negative influences.


The Squire Program offers mentorship to fatherless young men.


Bedros’ successful ventures and commitment to making a difference.


Support for charities like Shriners Children’s Hospital.


Website URL: https://bedroskeuilian.com/

Social Media URL:

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Bedros Keuilian YouTube 👉 https://www.youtube.com/@BedrosKeuilian

Bedros Keuilian LinkedIn 👉  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bedroskeuilian/

Bedros Keuilian Twitter 👉  https://twitter.com/BedrosKeuilian




00:00 – Prelude


00:11 – Introduction to Bedros Keuilian


02:10 – How Bedros got to this point


02:50 – Being resourceful in the absence of resources


03:53 – Mentors and built-in mentors


04:49 – The first real entrepreneurial lesson


07:46 – Executing Premier Results in the early 2000s


09:18 – How to make $40,000 a month from a 3000-square-foot gym


10:57 – The 2008 housing market crash


12:55 – The Fit Body Boot Camp


14:04 – Creating an eight-mile protected territory for fit body locations


15:02 – Becoming a franchise


16:48 – Finding a franchise attorney and creating SOP


17:56 – Franchising is not sexy, but very profitable


19:32 – The barrier to entry to becoming a franchisor is high


21:39 – Franchises that succeed and those that fail


23:27 – The 18-month lead way