The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor
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By Ryan McCormick and Outer Limits Of Inner Truth. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Gary Heavin is an entrepreneur and self described adventurer. He and his wife Diane are the founders of Curves, the worlds largest fitness franchise. They are credited with pioneering the concept of express fitness centers having opened 10,000 locations in 92 countries with over 5 million members. After selling the company 8 years ago, Gary has pursued his philanthropic interests doing things such as rescue flights in Haiti for 6 weeks following Hurricane Mathew that had left a million people homeless and starving. As a high time pilot, he was able to utilize his passion in saving the lives of hundreds of victims. For over 10 years, he and his wife have been feeding 10,000 children a day in Haiti. Gary has numerous credits in TV and movies. He and Diane appeared on ABC’s Secret Millionaire where they spent a week in the poorest area of Houston serving the poor and revealing their true identity as they donated almost half a million dollars to worthy organizations. Gary co-wrote the scripts for the movies Mission Air and Amerigeddon as well as acting in a major role in the latter. He also has acting credits in the new move, Roe V. Wade. Gary has flown his jet around the world multiple times, is an accomplished helicopter pilot and is a nationally ranked Hot Air Balloon racing pilot. In addition to amassing a fortune, he is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and holds a degree in health and nutrition and an honorary doctorate degree. Gary and his wife Diane, are committed Christians and believe that to whom much has been given, much is expected.