Jason Liegl is a certified personal trainer at Elite Sports Club – Mequon and also serves as a nutrition coach for all the east side clubs. Jason is dedicated to helping members achieve their fitness and nutrition goals, while motivating them to create lasting habits. Learn more about Jason Liegl!
Meet Jason Liegl
- What position(s) do you currently hold at Elite and any you have held in the past?
Nutrition Coach for the East Side Clubs & Personal Trainer at Mequon
- How long have you been working in the health/fitness industry and how long have you worked at Elite?
I’ve worked in the industry and at Elite Sports Clubs for a long time. I can’t even remember exactly how many years!
- What made you want to start working in this industry and/or for Elite?
For as long as I can remember, I was curious and intrigued by the capacity of how the human body can move and how we can improve it by being active and training. I also became a nutrition coach to help supplement people’s fitness routines by helping them with what they’re eating.
- What is your favorite part about your job?
The fact that everyday is something different. No two clients are the same and even clients can be different from day to day or session to session.
- What activities do you participate in at the club or outside of the club that are health/fitness/tennis related?
Besides my ‘normal’ workouts, I have completed numerous triathlons (sprints and Olympic distance), the Lakefront Marathon, Tough Mudder (2x), Tactical Strength Challenge (2x), numerous charity bike rides, and spending as much time as I can chasing my two kids.
- What has been your biggest personal struggle with health/fitness?
As I have some pretty varied interests, continuing to train in a manner that is both efficacious and efficient.
- What has been your biggest personal accomplishment with health/fitness/tennis?
My biggest accomplishment…either finishing the Lakefront Marathon (never thought I would run a marathon) or my PR deadlift in The Tactical Strength Challenge. The dedication to attain both was pretty intense and took serious deliberate consistency.
- What advice do you give people who are coming to the club for the first time?
The advice I would give first timers at the club would be to understand that every person was once a beginner. So do not be intimidated by any members or trainers. Feel free to go up and ask someone about a machine, exercise, etc. There are not many who will not help you with your question.
- What advice do you give people who are struggling to make health/fitness/tennis a priority or are getting bored/burned out?
These both can present different reasons and solutions but one that can fit for both is to attach a goal that is attainable so you don’t get discouraged, but challenging enough to keep you coming back. That goal might be related to weight loss, muscle building, or even just to try something new at the club.
- What personal advice do you give someone who is looking to get to a healthier point in their life in general?
There are many analogies that you can use for this but, make the first step/habit and keep repeating it until it becomes easy and you have some momentum. Then add another step/habit and keep repeating. Understand that there will be slight setbacks. Acknowledge the frustration of the setback (ignoring it will make it worse), but then figure out if it was an issue of lack of execution of your plan or maybe too aggressive of a goal. That usually helps people figure out how to get back on track.
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