For quite some time the fitness and Olympics have been valuable as well as beneficial for many reasons; such as wellness, competition and it allows people to feel proud of self. For the last twenty years fitness has changed into the business industry. Due to technology development, the gym business began to grow. A lot more people are now interested in being involved in fitness and attending the gym and for many, it became their lifestyle.
Mark Holyoake’s Entrepreneurship
Mark Holyoake is one of the entrepreneur’s gym businesses. He is a founder of CrossFit gym. With a background of being a successful gymnast, his experience and the set of skills helped him to grow a successful business of his own.
Mark Holyoake is from Wellington, New Zealand. Mark has been involved in athletics since he was very young. He found himself being successful in all types of sports. Being still young he was already focused on making the best out of great athletes.
Mark Holyoake moved to Auckland, where he got a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. He participated in many gymnastics events while having a part-time job as a personal trainer and joining a club where he worked on dedicating accomplishments in gymnastics.
Mark Holyoake’s hard work repaid him; Holyoake became successful in sports and achieved his dreams. He began to win competitions, placing in a better and higher place. In 2010 he won worlds Guinness World Record.
After winning the world record Mark Holyoake retired from being an athlete. He then got a full-time job as a coach, leader, and teacher of fitness. After that, he decided to develop his own gymnastic clinics, which would support the wellness of athletes. After opening his own gym CrossFit business Mark Holyoake then continued to focus on its growth.
Geeks News’ article entitled “Gymnastics To CrossFit: Mark Holyoake’s Road To Entrepreneurship” talks about how Mark Holyoake found success within the realm of local CrossFit gym ownership. The now-retired gymnast has parlayed his previously perfected skills into a thriving business that calls upon his best assets, experiences, and business savvy.
Growing under the shadow of his father who happened to be a medical doctor, Dr. Mark McKenna felt obliged in following his fathers’ footsteps in the medical field. Even with a sincere desire to pursue his passion and becoming an innovator, he joined the University of Tulane, which was a medical institution located in New Orleans. After completing his medical degree, he decided to venture into the real estate development business with his father.
It was a complicated decision choosing business over medicine, a course he had put in so much effort, time, and resources. However, Dr. Mark McKenna had dedicated all his focus and energy into the newly founded business. Despite the numerous challenges one faces in the real estate business. After the natural calamity ”Hurricane Katrina” hit, Mark started having doubts in his real estate venture. This was as a result of the devastation it caused to property and to peoples’ lives who lost everything they owned.
It was this critical incident that pivoted Dr. Mark McKenna’s passion back to medicine. He realized that his deep-felt need to advocate for patients’ wellbeing and treatment outweighed his real estate passion. The daily intellectual challenges that came with the day to day hustle of finding better and innovative technologies that improve patients’ wellbeing and care still enticed him.
The rapidly developing technological advancements acted as a force that attracted Dr. Mark McKenna into medicine. Additionally, he saw may opportunities he could take advantage of to improve and transform the care given to patients.
His ability in recognizing the changing trends in society such as the fact that most Americans both male and female are now more open than ever when it came to elective cosmetic surgery such as liposuction, facelifts, and tummy tucks. The idea led to his next venture, which was OVME. The company delivered these very delicate procedures in a safe and comfortable environment.
OVME has specialized in utilizing technology to its optimum, allowing prospective clients to go online and view the services offered as well as book appointments before their visit at the clinic.