#235: Rebecca Parekh, Co-founder & CEO of The WELL

Presented by
EGYM logo

Today, I’m joined by Rebecca Parekh, co-founder & CEO of The WELL.

Burned out by a career on Wall Street, Rebecca had a personal wellness epiphany. Now, she’s helping others relieve stress at The WELL, a health-focused members club and lifestyle brand.

In this episode, we discuss the company’s integrated approach to wellness.

We also cover:

  • Healthy third spaces
  • Entering real estate and hospitality
  • Unmet consumer needs across the industry

The Fitt Insider Podcast is brought to you by EGYM. Visit EGYM.com to learn more about its smart workout solutions for fitness and health facilities.

(00:00) Introduction
(03:13) East meets west medicine
(05:12) The journey to founding The WELL
(10:35) Inflection point to start The WELL
(15:42) Adapting to challenges and evolving the business
(17:56) Expanding wellness offerings
(19:59) The vision for integrated wellness
(22:54) Partnerships
(25:33) Future growth and expansion
(27:26) Global product and integrated tech
(29:04) Rebbeca’s views on the evolving wellness industry
(32:46) Challenges of scaling preventative health
(35:25) Customer-led change and collective care
(38:31) Evaluating business metrics and societal impact
(40:32) Conclusion

Get the latest health and fitness industry news

Keep up with industry news, trends, investment activity, and job openings — in one weekly newsletter.

    No thanks.