Ben Francis: How to step back to take a leap forward

The High Performance Podcast

By Jake Humphrey

Ben Francis: How to step back to take a leap forward

Monday, 5 July

Ben Francis is the founder and ambitious entrepreneur behind leading UK fitness brand, Gymshark.

Ben founded Gymshark when he was 19, while still a student at Aston University. In addition to his full-time commitment to his studies, Ben juggled working as a pizza delivery man to fund his Gymshark venture. In August 2020, Gymshark became the first DTC brand in the UK to achieve Unicorn status (valuation over $1 billion) with no external capital funding. 

Ben recently announced he is returning to the helm of the company as CEO as the brand looks to expand in the US and Asia.


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