Here’s another opportunity to meet one of the many staff who make Elite Sports Clubs so great. Zach Feerick has been with the Elite clubs for quite a few years and has taken on many roles at multiple clubs since then as he has grown in his career. You may have even seen him helping with this year’s Team Weight Loss Challenge finale party and he’s also helping to plan our upcoming 30th Anniversary party at the Pfister!
A little bit about Zach Feerick:
1. What position(s) do you currently hold at Elite and any you have held in the past?
I have worked many positions at Elite. Currently, I work in membership, café supervisor, front desk staff, teach Quickstart 10 & under tennis, and help out with Scamp. I have also previously worked in the Playroom, Ezone, housekeeping, and as a Scamp counselor.
2. How long have you been working in the fitness/tennis industry and how long have you worked at Elite?
I have been working in the fitness/tennis industry for 6 years, all with Elite.
3. What made you want to start working in this industry and/or for Elite?
I wanted to work with kids, so that’s why I started working as a Scamp counselor. I quickly grew to love the people and atmosphere of the club which made me want to continue working here in other areas.
4. What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is being able to meet new people and build quality relationships with them.
5. What activities do you participate in at the club or outside of the club that are health/fitness/tennis related?
I try to stay as active as possible. I play on a basketball team, volleyball team, softball team, and kickball team at different times throughout the year. In addition, I like to play tennis and run marathons/half-marathons.
6. What has been your biggest personal struggle with health/fitness/tennis?
My biggest personal struggle would have to be with keeping up on my healthy eating habits. It’s difficult for me to get into a routine because of my busy schedule.
7. What has been your biggest personal accomplishment with health/fitness/tennis?
I have two accomplishments that I hold dear; completing a half-marathon linked together with 103 other people to break a Guinness Book world record. Also, I am proud of my first full marathon that I ran and finished in October of 2013.
8. What advice do you give people who are coming to the club for the first time?
My advice would be to talk to staff and members to see what they should be getting into based upon their interests.
9. What advice do you give people who are struggling to make health/fitness/tennis a priority or are getting bored/burned out?
I would say try changing up your routine. Try new workouts, different activities, or even just the time of day you workout.
10. What personal advice do you give someone who is looking to get to a healthier point in their life in general?
I would start with setting a goal. The goal can be simply to eat better (which you would have to keep track of by journaling it into a log book) or set a goal weight loss to push for. Once you have a goal set, it’s easier to break down the steps you need to take to achieve that goal.
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