Turning his passion for fitness into a way of life, Ivan Ho co-founded Fit Factory Fitness with the simple idea in mind to help improve the quality of life of those around him by advocating healthy active living.
Here’s what Ivan had to say to us…
In five bullet points or less, describe your typical day and/or routine.
- Big breakfast to start the day
- Meetings with team, partners, charities
- Working on day to day aspects of the business
- Training to stay in good shape
- Mingling and getting to know the members at the studio
When did you realize and want to pursue your dream?
Having worked over a dozen of jobs before I even graduated university and failing to find the satisfaction in each one, I realized right there and then I wanted to work for myself and start my own business.
What keeps you motivated and inspired?
Reminding myself how far I’ve come along and what my goals are. I remind myself how lucky I am to be able to wake up everyday and do what I love.
What are some of your career highlights?
Our first ever charity event for Rethink Breast Cancer. We raised $45,000 and that changed my life and our business model.
What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle we’ve experienced so far was finding the right location for our studio; it took us months to find the right spot.
How do you stay ahead of the curve?
Research and development. Constantly keeping yourself up to date with what’s happening in the industry, knowing your surroundings, understanding your clientele/demographics and being creative with your product/service.
What are some of your hobbies? What do you do to relax?
I like to be active and outdoors, so anything like hiking, camping or snowboarding that gets me out of the hustle and bustle of the city really clears my mind and puts me back in my zone.
What advice would you give to those chasing a dream?
Keep dreaming and work towards your dream. You’ll fall many times along the way, but never quit, give in, or give up.
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