Regarded as a leading visionary, strategist, and entrepreneur,Christopher Palumbo holds degrees in Industrial Design, Economics, as well as an MBA in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Named “One to Watch” by Investors Business Daily in 2010, and featured in many national and international publications, Palumbo began his career as a partner in a real estate development company, where he developed branding concepts for resort communities in South Florida and the Carolina’s. From there his business accomplishments grew as he orchestrated the complete turnaround of a failing national real estate developer. Soon after, Christopher changed gears and used his talents to create an award-winning World Gym concept store, which now serves as the working model for the Company’s retail based fitness centers worldwide. He owned and operated successful health clubs in the Carolinas, which were purchased by Gold’s Gym in 2004.
Chris utilized his position within the organization to orchestrate a turnaround and capitalization plan for the World Gym™ brand. Immediately following, Palumbo and his team launched the elements™ fitness and lifestyle brand from Manhattan in 2006, to fill a much-needed gap in the wellness industry for female consumers. The privately held brand has gone on to attract investors and partners globally, and develop into a family of healthy lifestyle brands, including elements™, eTV™, slimberry®, thinspa™, and elements living. One particular offshoot, The BalanceDiet Company has gone on to develop as one of the fastest-growing weight loss brands in America.
To date, he has worked with many of the largest and most reputable companies in the fitness and leisure industries, and is frequently featured in industry and national press.
Palumbo resides in Miami, FL