Meet the Members: active edition

Jun 14, 2024 | Posted in The Fosbury Life

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We are all human beings.
We work together in an elegant way,
with a certain joie de vivre.

At Fosbury & Sons, we are delighted to see how these values are carried out by our members as well. Get inspired by three of our beloved members, and how they incorporate an active lifestyle into their work life.

Robin Michel
Robin co-founded Iconic House with Thibaud Elzière, his brother. Iconic House aims to revolutionize the traditional hotel industry by offering the first private collection of luxury holiday rentals, combined with services worthy of the very best hotels and a wide range of local experiences during guests’ stays.

Why did you choose Fosbury & Sons as your office?

I needed more than a simple office. As we work most of the hours of the day, I needed a space where I can be inspired (by the architecture and design) and feel at home (with a very nice staff). A place where I can meet people and can do sports very easily. Fosbury & Sons combines all of this.

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What role does sport & movement play in your (work)life?

Sport & movement play a very central role. As many other things, it helps to have a balanced life.
When I am at the office, I will go running in the forest, just next to Fosbury & Sons, either an hour before starting the day or before lunch. Going out in the forest gives me inspiration, rest and energy. And this all year long, as the forest changes so much with every season.

What motivates you to stay active?

Just life and work projects make me want to be active every day. But to be more spiritual, the simple fact of telling myself that we are alive makes me want to live a 100%. Nature helps me a lot to experience this feeling.

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Stéphanie Hermoye
Stéphanie is a lawyer and co-founder of HYPE LAW, a law firm specialising in intellectual property law.

Why did you choose Fosbury & Sons as your office?

When I first visited Fosbury, I fell in love with the place: the design, the atmosphere, the feeling of being at home. It is a place filled with warmth and comfort where I enjoy going to every day. I also love the human connections we make at Fosbury and the variety of activities offered to members: lunches, aperitifs, conferences, sports sessions, etc. There is always something going on at Fosbury and I find that very exciting.

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What role does sport & movement play in your (work)life?

I am convinced that physical activity is of great value not only for my physical health but also for my mental wellbeing. It boosts my mood and focus, helps me to reduce stress and makes me more productive. Moving makes me feel stronger.

How do you incorporate an active lifestyle into your workday at Boitsfort?

The key is to make a conscious decision to make sport an integral part of our lives. I block out time in my calendar for my sports activities and treat them (almost ;)) as seriously as my professional appointments. I also always leave a towel and workout clothes in my office, so I have no excuse for forgetting them in the morning.

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Matthieu Vaxelaire
Matthieu is a partner at Hexa, where he runs the startup studio eFounders. eFounders partners up with co-founders to build world-class SaaS companies.

Why did you choose Fosbury & Sons as your office?

Multiple reasons; The forest that is present on the outside as well as the inside of the building, the architecture, the members and most importantly, the catering by ICI.

What role does sport & movement play in your (work)life? Is there any goal you are working towards?

It's keeping me sane. At least 'less insane' in my head. Almost everyday that I am at Fosbury & Sons Boitsfort, I either go running or cycling. I dream of one day running a marathon in less than 3 hours.

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At Fosbury & Sons, we are very grateful to be inspired by our members on a daily basis.

We are committed to doing our part in supporting an active lifestyle during office hours, by providing them with sport sessions, healthy in-house lunches and a general inspiring mindset of living life to the fullest!