Success Story

60 Seconds with Matt Young, Innovative Fitness

Matt Young co-founded Innovative Fitness in 1995, and was instrumental in developing the company’s vision from a single customer to 11 personal training facilities across Canada using IF’s patented Lifestyle management business systems.

He has been recognized as one of Caldwell partners of Canada (2006) and Business in Vancouver (2011) Top 40 Under 40 business leaders.

Come hear more from Matt Young at INSPIRE 2013 where he’ll participate in this year’s expert panel of BC entrepreneurs.

Q: What is the first website you go to in the morning?
Entourage to check emails.

Q: Who is your mentor?
Gene Smith.

Q: Which business leader do you admire most and why?
Anyone who’s crested the ten year mark.

Q: What has been the most valuable piece of advice you have been given?
Surround yourself with people who take you where you want to go.

Q: If you could go back in time and invent a product of service – what would you create?
A tracking chip that could be inserted into commonly stolen household items.

Q: If you weren’t in the industry you are in today, what would you be doing?
Coaching youth sports or mentoring youth at risk.

Q: If you could have a super power, which would you choose?
The ability to be undectable on radar – human radar.

Q: Who or what inspires you?
Anyone who puts themselves out there and achieves a goal they did not think possible.

Q: What has been your greatest success as an entrepreneur or business leader?
Empowering leadership to be as good as and better than myself.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur or business leader?
Swimming against the societal grain of mediocrity.