Happy Monday! The week is off to quite a big start over here. I am beyond excited to announce the “thing” that’s been in the works for weeks now.
Effective today I am the general manager of Metro Fitness Club.
Here is the press release that went out this morning with all the details…
Jennifer DeCurtins Joins Metro Fitness Club Team as General Manager:
Charlotte, NC – Metro Fitness Club announced today the appointment of Jennifer Decurtins as general manager.
In her role, DeCurtins will oversee all day-to-day operations including member and community relations, fitness programming, and staff development.
Decurtins is an NASM certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 200-hour registered yoga instructor and healthy living blogger. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, DeCurtins loves sharing her passion for healthy living with daily updates about workouts, meals, running, yoga and general fitness and nutrition topics on her blog, Peanut Butter Runner.
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in public relations, Decurtins recently left a six-year career in advertising to live her passion as a full time fitness professional. She is an ambassador for lululemon and a respected leader in the Charlotte fitness community.
Metro Fitness Club co-owner Dar Malecki shared, ‘We are thrilled to add Jennifer to our team at Metro. Her professional background and expertise in the fitness community will expand upon our success and ensure we are providing an exceptional experience for our clients.’ Co-owner Denise Abood adds, ‘Jennifer’s enthusiasm for fitness and community adds a great energy to the atmosphere at Metro. We are thrilled about the tremendous leadership and creativity she brings to our team.’
And here is some detailed information about Metro…
Metro Fitness Club, which will open its second location in April, offers Charlotte a unique fitness experience in an upscale setting. The club specializes in custom designed, results-driven personal and small group training programs as well as a variety of CrossFit programming. Metro Fitness Club caters to all fitness levels and is determined to support members in achieving their fitness goals. The club offers state-of-the-art equipment and classes where members receive innovative, personalized training led by professionally trained staff.
My side of the story…
I connected with the owners of Metro last fall when I was making the switch to fitness full-time (actually, I initially met them over a year ago at a blogger event shortly after they opened) so we’ve been on each other’s radar for quite some time. I have always been very impressed by the club. The facilities are beautiful, the equipment is state-of-the-art and the staff is great. Also, it’s owned by two amazing, talented and driven women and I love that.
I have to say that I was blown away to be offered this opportunity. I was not actively seeking a full-time position but the more that we talked and the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like the right fit. This role allows me to utilize my background in marketing, advertising and social media while working in an industry that I feel incredible passion for. I will still be able to teach classes and train clients in addition to my responsibilities as general manager.
There are so many big things happening at Metro right now. We just announced that we’ll be opening a second location in April that will be more of a traditional CrossFit Box and also offer performance training. Demo is underway on the new location! The main location will continue to offer CrossFit classes but we’ll also be launching some new programs like spin, yoga, rowing and e3 strength and endurance training – a new high-intensity, interval-based training concept that offers four distinct programs geared toward promoting muscular strength and endurance and enhancing metabolic conditioning.
So that’s enough for you to digest for one post! I’ll answer any questions you might have in my next post (ask away!) and give you a better an idea of how my time will be structured moving forward.
Here’s to the next chapter. I continue to be amazed by the twists and turns that make up my life experience and I am extremely grateful for this new direction.