Jeffrey Liu, Co-Founder & CEO of fitness startup GuavaPass, punches bags, does headstands & spins while working – truly walking the talk!
Taking GuavaPass to new heights with the launch of GuavaPass Melbourne.
Jeffrey Liu, Co-Founder and CEO of GuavaPass, truly walks the talk. He’s a fitness enthusiast building a fitness startup and community, and who punches bags, does headstands, and peddles to the beat in high-energy spin classes while doing his job. Little wonder why his favourite movie is Rocky – it’s the perfect combination of grit, fitness, and dreaming big.
A fitness enthusiast looking to build an awesome community of healthy living.
Getting our first GuavaPass customer. It's the strangest feeling to see something you've thought about on a piece of napkin become a reality. I actually had butterflies when we launched on the first day and didn't know whether to be excited or fearful. I was probably both.
I cry a lot in movies. It's quite opposite of the image of keeping it together I portray in other settings.
I really, really like fast, sporty cars. And skydiving.
See #3. The worst moment in my startup life was realizing we had to let go of a bunch of people the next day (this was at my previous startup). It was extremely hard walking around and looking them in the eye knowing what would happen the following day.
We are in the early innings of building a truly awesome company (GuavaPass) that will help consumers discover the best premium fitness studios in their city (Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai).
What we are doing is so interesting that I can't wait to wake up every morning to get started! It's fun interacting with our studio partners, customers, and working alongside a rock-star team where everyone is talented, fun, and supportive.
Well... I do work at a fitness-oriented startup. We take group fitness classes as a team quite often, so although I work long hours, I get to punch bags, do headstands, and peddle to the beat in high-energy spin classes as part of my job. I actually get really fit from doing my job!
You can do so much more with just a simple 20-minute nap (but no more than that). It beats coffee, taking supplements, and just about anything out there. We have a guava green bean bag so you can nap in the office...
I will never look anything like him! But the movie is about dreaming big and going the distance... what I feel everyday on my journey in life.
Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.
- Steve Jobs
He could have retired after selling PayPal. Yet, he decided to build Tesla and SpaceX and almost went broke when he bet his entire life savings to turn both around. The rest is history. His passion and dedication to his causes are extremely remarkable. He makes the impossible possible.
Taking a trip to the moon? Who knows!
The world keeps getting more and more interesting. I see myself tackling really interesting world problems while also spending time with family. And perhaps I would be known as Professor Liu somewhere...
Published Date: 17 November 2015