We would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest franchisee of our Canadian sister company, LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic. Leo Duan will be opening up his clinic in Richmond, British Columbia. We had the opportunity to ask Leo a few questions to get to know him better. Read on to see what he shared with us!
Q: Where were you born and raised?
A: I was born in Taiyuan, China. Taiyuan is an ancient city with more than 2500 years of urban history. It is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province in Northern China, located about 600km southwest of Beijing.
Q: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
A: During one summer break, I stayed at my older cousin’s place. I had great memories of living, eating, and doing many things together, especially playing video games all night long.
Q: What were you doing before you decided to own a LIVE WELL clinic?
A: I worked as a data analytic and project management professional for many years in various industries such as transportation, financial services, health care, and public sectors.
Q: What are you passionate about in life?
A: In addition to watching movies, cooking, traveling, and trying new things, I especially enjoy creating shared new experiences with my family together.
Q: What are the top two things on your bucket list?
A: Complete my body transformation; take a trip to Bora Bora with just my wife Amy and myself.
Q: Have you had a significant challenge in your life that you’ve had to overcome?
A: I came to Canada all by myself when I had just turned 19. It took a lot of commitment and hard work to make a life in a new country.
Q: What would you like to be known for?
A: I’d like to be known for a man who is friendly, trustworthy, and responsible, and who made positive impacts for people around him.
Q: What most inspires you?
A: Life is about memories and experiences. Experiencing something, no matter how big or small, keeps me inspired, determined, and driven to keep going.
Q: When and where did you first discover and learn about LIVE WELL?
A: My son’s piano lesson is on the same floor of the LIVE WELL Kerrisdale location. I ran into a couple of members and found the concept interesting, so I started my first research while waiting for my son.
Q: List 3 words that best describe your first impression/experience with LIVE WELL?
A: Niche, Refreshing, Promising
Q: What do you most look forward to when it comes to your LIVE WELL location and the future of your clinic?
A: I most look forward to hearing many, many, many lifestyle-changing stories from my members.
Q: What goals have you set for yourself as an owner, as well as for the clinic?
A: Change my career successfully and open doors with a strong team in 2020.
Q: Who has influenced your life the most and why?
A: My mom for her unwavering and unconditional love, and my wife for her encouragement, advice, and love that help me become a better person.Tags: franchisee, Q&A