Entrepreneur, author brings popular fitness brand to San Antonio

Sarah Cook
October 21, 2016

SAN ANTONIO — Doug Kisgen is no stranger to entrepreneurship and fitness. He began his career as a personal trainer and instructor in Cedar Rapids, then quickly fell in love with growing and nurturing businesses, turning them into successful franchises.

His love suited him well, and he eventually made a career out of growing health-based companies into franchises worth billions of dollars. However, he knew something was missing — he wanted to blend his love of impacting lives through fitness and business growth.

His solution? Iron Tribe Fitness.

Kisgen recently purchased the rights to three locations in San Antonio where he intends to plant three Iron Tribe Fitness gyms. The Iron Tribe model, Kisgen said, appeals to his desire to impact lives in his community while offering a premium product that can’t be found anywhere else.

Before he even stepped foot into an Iron Tribe gym, Kisgen heard about the brand while listening to a podcast on entrepreneurship.

“When I looked into Iron Tribe I thought ‘oh my gosh, this is amazing,’” Kisgen said of the gym which only accepts 300 members at each location and limits class sizes to 20 participants in an effort to maintain a one-on-one coaching style. “When I saw there wasn’t one in San Antonio, that’s when I made my inquiry.”

After visiting Iron Tribe’s corporate location Birmingham, Ala., Kisgen said he was sold.

This is a once in a lifetime deal

Now, he’s poised to open his first location in San Antonio at Stone Oak. Before the gym opens its doors, Kisgen is hoping to get a strong membership base so he can begin implementing the gym’s HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts in the San Antonio community.

“This is a once in a lifetime deal,” said Kisgen, who has already been practicing the daily Iron Tribe workouts with friends and family members from his home’s driveway.

Aside from leading San Antonio’s first Iron Tribe Fitness, Kisgen recently authored Rethink Happy: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Toward Authentic Joy.

For more information on Iron Tribe Fitness, visit irontribefitness.com For information on how to become a member of Iron Tribe Fitness Stone Oak, visit https://irontribefitness.com/lp/launch-stoneoak

Sarah Cook

Sarah oversees social media and internal communication for Iron Tribe Fitness. Her goal is to share the mission of Iron Tribe so others can be transformed by the program, and ultimately become the healthiest version of themselves.