Recently we have been highlighting our awesome team group exercise instructors. But we don’t want you to miss out on all the other staff we have here at Elite. So, as we continue to feature instructors, we’d like you to “meet” some of our support staff too. First up is Alex Bronek, he’s worked for a few of our Elite locations and in many roles.
Meet Alex Bronek:
1. What position(s) do you currently hold at Elite and any you have held in the past? I started off as a counselor at LeClub’s Kid’s Klub (LeClub’s version of Scamp). From there I worked in the playroom and worked youth events such as birthday parties and kids events. Currently I work the front desk, bartend, and in member services at River Glen and North Shore. I have also worked at Mequon and Brookfield since I’ve started at Elite.
2. How long have you been working in the fitness/tennis industry and how long have you worked at Elite? I started at LeClub six years ago.
3. What made you want to start working in this industry and/or for Elite? I started working at LeClub/Elite because my passion/career is education. I enjoyed working in the playroom and the camps because I enjoy seeing the kids grow. I also work for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee at Sherman Elementary as a Spark Instructor.
4. What is your favorite part about your job? My favorite part of my job is interacting with the members. It is fun to chat with people on their way into the club (when the don’t especially want to come in and start exercising) and then seeing them again on the way out, motivated and ready to tackle whatever it is that they have to do with the rest of their day.
5. What activities do you participate in at the club or outside of the club that are health/fitness/tennis related? I occasionally like to use the ball machine and dabble in the fitness center.
6. What has been your biggest personal struggle with health/fitness/tennis? My biggest struggle with fitness and health is that I like good food!
7. What has been your biggest personal accomplishment with health/fitness/tennis? My biggest accomplishment when it comes to fitness and health is anytime that I use the club not to socialize and actually use the equipment. 🙂
8. What advice do you give people who are coming to the club for the first time? My advice to anyone coming to club for the first time would obviously be to talk to someone in member services. They will direct and introduce you to the rest of the staff and give you information about classes, dietitians, tennis, and all of the info you need to get you started. Every club has a fitness desk with a fitness staff member ready to ask any question that you have regarding fitness and they are always willing to help you with anything you need in the fitness center. Also, when people are new to the club and to fitness I recommend that they try out a class. Taking a class motivates you to come in. If you tell yourself that you’re going to take a class at a certain time you’re more likely to make it in.
Is there another staff person you think we should highlight here on our blog? It doesn’t just have to be a class instructor as you see from our interview with Alex Bronek above. It takes a whole team of people in a broad range of roles at the club to help our members achieve their goals!Share Your Story!