Team Bios

Mason Mendewald
Mason Bendewald – CEO/Founder

Mason is the CEO and Founder of MEGA MACE Fitness Productions, he’s also a director with hundreds of workout videos to his credit, including the most successful fitness series of all time, P90X. The recognized authority in his field, Mason works internationally with the top names and brands in professional fitness, crafting innovative programs that blaze a trail through the fitness industry.

Mason served as Chief Production Officer for DailyBurn (an IAC Company). There, he conceived and built the entire streaming library, creating the most comprehensive modern fitness catalogue ever, discovering and developing 13 world-class trainers, and creating 18 programs with over 200 workouts. Mason walks the walk and uses the products he’s created, often with his wife and two children. Mason has traveled much of the world volunteering with orphanages in places like Mexico, Haiti, Africa and Peru until he and his wife adopted their two daughters from Taiwan in 2012.

Travis Richey
Travis Richey – Director of Finance and Operations

Travis received his MBA from the University of Miami and graduated with honors in Finance and Business Management. He began boxing at age 8 and continued the sport through college because it challenges you to “go past your mental limits”. Travis’ passion for finance and fitness collided when he was hired to oversee the West Coast holding of fitness centers and real estate transactions for Crunch Fitness.

“Right now I’m excited about helping grow Mega Mace’s IP and building it’s venue OpenAir, a unique space for filming and events that will change the landscape of production in LA. The challenges for both combine my skillsets in finance, real-estate and project management”.

Travis’ favorite quote is “In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure”. Born and raised in Boston he’s an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. Travis lives in LA with his wife Melissa, and two children Kennedy and Brock.

Johnny Love

Johnny has a clear and strong vision for design. He thinks outside the box and articulates his plans clearly so that the director, clients, and producers know what they are getting before hammers start swinging.

Johnny Love started his relationship with Mega Mace in 2012 when the company created the streaming library for then startup DailyBurn.com – it was a monumental task with new sets and concepts for every production season. Notable shows were Bob Harpers Blackfire, Live To Fail, and Inferno.

For our Cyberobics (McFit, GmbH) client Johnny took locations and added exceptional design concepts that turned basic spaces in inspiring properties to keep with the Escape Everyday Life motto of the brand. One set that stood out was under a bridge in Key Biscayne, FL littered with garbage and needles – Johnny transformed it into a luxury beachfront retreat for Barbara Becker’s Body Shaping workout that turned heads.

“I’ve worked on everything from cell phone commercials to promos for blockbuster movies but my work at Mega Mace means my design is contributing to something that’s helping people take charge of their lives. That inspires me to work even harder to do what I already love.”

Philip Keith

Phil brings a wealth of knowledge to Mega Mace as the Director of Fitness and Business Strategy. Phil has carved out a successful career in the health and fitness industry with his Masters in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, as well as a degree in Business Finance.

He has trained many Olympic and and professional athletes and has created training protocols for Olympic and elite training centers throughout the United States. He was the CEO of Pacific Fitness Partners and has served as the Director of Finance for PGC/417 LTD focusing on Health and Fitness and other market segments.

“Mega Mace is an exciting place to work – the company is consistently raising the bar and leading the way with premium content for our clients’ end users. I get to leverage my experiences and knowledge on a daily basis helping to innovate on the landscape of fitness for the international market.”

Jason R. Morgan, Esq

Jason serves as council for Mega Mace and oversees all corporate negations and contracts.

He received his B.A. in Political Science from Boise State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a Top Ten Scholar. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Cum Laude, was awarded Order of the Coif and graduated in the top five percent of his class. Morgan is a member of the California State Bar. He resides in LA with his wife and three children and enjoys coaching youth sports in his community.

Master Trainer Testimonials
Andrea Speir
Andrea Speir Andrea Speir Pilates, DailyBurn Trainer

“To say that I’m the trainer I am today because of Mega Mace is an understatement. The level of knowledge, expertise and passion Mason brings to every meeting, rehearsal and shoot made me immeasurably better at training, both on camera and off. He challenged me to think beyond my comfort level and his direction allowed me to relax and open up on camera in a more connected way. The Mega Mace team’s knowledge and experience, their high level of production, editing and sound design is unmatched. I can’t imagine ever filming without Mega Mace. They are the best of the best in every way.”

Briohny Smyth
Briohny Smyth Equinox, Bryce Yoga, DailyBurn Trainer

Mega Mace is the most professional and creative team I’ve ever worked with. Mason is an incredibly compassionate and talented person, and I learn from him every time we have a conversation. His team consists of some of the most talented people in the business and their professionalism allows for each project to be seamless and fun! I have personally shot the most physically challenging content with Mega Mace, and I look forward many more in the years ahead!