Gympass just turned 10! As we reach this incredible milestone, we remind ourselves of all the triumphs, hard work, growth, and fun we’ve had as a team over the last 10 years.
In our first year, we had just 20 employees providing access to gyms to 15 clients in one single city. We are now a team of more than 1,600 Gympassers, providing fitness and wellbeing benefits to more than 6,000 clients across 11 countries. And we are just at the beginning!
For the occasion, we celebrated virtually and in person. We shared our top memories, wore our favorite Gympass t-shirts, and organized team workouts all around the globe. To reflect on our journey, we also decided to ask a few questions to our CEO and some employees that have been part of our team for a very long time. Here’s what they had to say about the employee life at Gympass!
Gympass has changed a lot in its first decade, but what is something you hope will never change?
“Something that I hope never changes is the connection every Gympasser has with our mission to bring wellbeing to everyone! Every person that has joined Gympass is laser-focused to make a difference. We are and will always be very mission-driven. It is behind everything that we do and every amazing result we achieve. That is our greatest strength,” says our CEO Cesar Carvalho.
What motivates you to work at Gympass for so many years?
“Firstly, the company keeps evolving, so it’s exciting to have a different challenge every year! But, beyond that, what motivates me to stay here is the same thing that motivated me to join: the people and the mission. Both of which I think are very unique and would be hard to find anywhere else,” says Luke Bullen, who has been working at Gympass for almost 6 years in the UK and leads the Sales & Success teams there.
How has your career grown since joining the company?
“When the Italian office was opened, I was the third person to be hired! I started in 2016 as a Partnership Representative. When the first position in the Italian marketing team was opened, I took the opportunity. In this department, I had the chance to grow a lot, going from Marketing Coordinator to Field Marketing Manager and Head of Field Marketing for Europe,” says Simona Villi.
Liana Bezerra also knows the employee life at Gympass well as she has been working at the company for almost 5 years. During this time, not only did she have amazing career growth, but she also got the opportunity to move to another country as a reflection of Gympass’s expansion!
“I started as a Sales Executive in Rio, Brasil, in September 2017. About a year later, I became a Sales Manager. Then, in April 2020, I started working in Mexico! As a Client Sales Sr Manager, I am now focused on expanding our company outside the greater Mexico City area.”
What would you say to someone who just started working at Gympass?
“We are a very fast-paced company, so make sure that during your onboarding period, you take your time to learn the ropes. It’s important you enjoy this time to learn, and learning never stops! But your initial start will be crucial to lay the groundwork,” says April Espinoza, who has been at Gympass for almost 5 years. Today she is a People Director in the US.
What has been your favorite moment so far?
“There are many moments, but I would highlight when we achieved more partners than visible stars in the sky. If I’m not wrong, it was when we reached around 10k partners,” says Sidnei Pereira, who has been working at Gympass for 9 years and works as a Software Engineering Director in Brazil.
Luke Bullen also refers to our remarkable event that took place in 2022. All 1,600 employees from 11 countries came together in São Paulo. They were 3 days full of meetings, team-building activities, and sports. This is also part of employee life at Gympass!
“I have to say that being back together with everyone at Mode ON was probably the most impactful. It was completely crazy to walk into such a massive room of people and see the scale of the company nowadays. There was clearly such a relief for everyone to be back together after such a long time.”
Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our tenth anniversary! Cheers to many more! #Gympass10