Our People - Dionysis Karapanos - Club Manager Holmes Place Glyfada
Dionysis Karapanos, Club Manager @Holmes Place Glyfada in Greece, shares his passion for a well-balanced life. Family, career and an active lifestyle... here is his story:
Dionysis Karapanos, Club Manager @Holmes Place Glyfada, Greece
What is your passion and what do you love about it?
I enjoy playing with my son. Our daily routine gives me the peace of mind I need, in order to be a well-balanced person. While we get lost in our magical world, I realize how important it is to spend time together, since this brings to his little face a huge and permanent smile.
How did you begin and what stands out in your journey?
My journey in Holmes Place began 6 years ago along with the opening of the beautiful Glyfada club. I was a gym instructor by then. But I still remember how excited I was to start working in such a company.
Three months later I took over the responsibility to lead the gym team. I became the PT Master trainer. Leading a 15-people team taught me a lot. And, I must say, I was feeling very well in my new role.
In October 2014, I took over the position of Gym Manager at Holmes Place Maroussi. I personally feel that I managed to bring the team to a very high level. Then, in 2016, I successfully participated in the Apprentice. I got second place.
That was a lifetime experience. My way of thinking changed entirely and I learned to do things that I didn’t know I could do. The highlight of this journey arrived in October 2017, when the company showed me its trust by proposing me to return to the club where I made my first steps as a gym instructor. The difference was that this time I was in the Club Manager's duties. This last stop of the trip feels like the most special and challenging one.
My journey in Holmes Place sounds magical. And I am very happy for being able to successfully perform within the different roles and challenges all these years!
What are your next goals?
My next goal is to build a strong team that can bring high-level results and create a friendly club. I want to help Glyfada gym members to enjoy the journey.
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