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.