Carl Daikeler

Chairman and Chief Executive, Beachbody

In a pursuit to maintain his own health and fitness, and find a solution for the growing obesity epidemic, Daikeler co-founded Beachbody in 1998 with Jon Congdon. Since then, the Santa Monica company has redefined in-home exercise with top fitness and weight-loss solutions such as Beachbody on Demand and P90X. Through the Team Beachbody Coach Network, his aspiration is to create the largest community of health and fitness-related peer support in the world. Beachbody’s approach to fitness has not only gained the attention of millions of satisfied customers, but also generated more than $1 billion in sales in 2014.

Enjoy most: It’s daunting, uncertain, yet invigorating as we see more customers transform with each innovation.

Toughest challenge: Staying vigilant to the message that the Team Beachbody concept wasn’t a “classic” MLM financial opportunity, but first about people-helping-people get results.

Proudest moment: Every year I am stunned at what people achieve when they make the commitment to portion control and fitness. It’s quite remarkable to be a part of that.

Most excited: I believe we are nearing a tipping point where the idea that the home is the center of a person’s health and fitness.

Beverage: Water. Seriously.

Car you drive: Tesla Model S.

Alma Mater: BA, Ithaca College.

Fun fact: I don’t like working out, and I eat like a second grader.

Bucket list: I’d like to ride my bicycle from L.A. to New York.

Hobby/passion: Stand-up paddle boarding.

Favorite destination: Kauai, Hawaii.