Anatomy of an Exceptional Health Club—Part III: Catalyst Members
PART THREE IN A THREE-PART SERIES.
The “Soul” of Catalyst Health Club
Welcome to part 3 of “Anatomy of an Exceptional Health Club.” The first two articles in this series shared thoughts of how our facilities are the “body,” and our staff the “heart” of what makes Catalyst a great place to become healthier. However, I think the concept of “saving the best for last” really applies here—because PART 3 recognizes the driving force that has guided Catalyst toward continued improvement and success—the inspirational “soul” of our club: our Catalyst members.
It is our members that make Catalyst more than a gym or work-out facility, giving true meaning to the word “club” in fitness club. Through their dedication to fitness, respected input, valued patronage, and appreciated referrals, each member has played a key role in helping mold Catalyst to the positive, enjoyable, effective fitness experience it is today. Our clean, luxury locker rooms, vast range of fitness classes, specialized strength-training equipment, trusted child care, and nutritious Shake & Juice Bars are all a reflection of our “ listening and reacting” to ideas our members share.
Catalyst exists because of and for its members.
Catalyst exists because of and for its members—a concept everyone who works at Catalyst understands and is dedicated to. Believing that “our members success is our success” helps us assess and structure the fitness elements and programs we offer. Recognizing our members successes provides important confirmation that the driving forces at Catalyst continue to he powerfully aligned, Body, Heart, & Soul!
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
— Ferdinand Foch
A small sampling of the many whose spirited dedication form the “soul” of Catalyst...
Krista Palomba — age 45
“After having multiple surgeries, unsuccessful visits to rehab facilities left me thinking I would never return to full mobility. I began working out at CATALYST with Trainer Derek in September—he was able to help me break through barriers that no one else could. Today, I am leading the CATALYST Body Transformation Challenge 2016—down to 7% body fat. So impressed with the CATALYST facility and staff...I am NEVER going to leave!” (read more)
Will Chapman — age 32
“I’m a police officer—and a dad—so having a place to work out effectively and efficiently is important for maintaining life balance. Not having family in the area, my wife and I also often use the CATALYST child-sitting services. Our children find the experience stimulating, socially rewarding, and like their parents, have made lots of great friends at CATALYST!”
Jackie Pasqualucci — age “50-ish”
“I watched the club go from dark, run-down and depressing to bright, vibrant, and alive! I began working out with Personal Trainer Derek…motivates me to go further than I would ever go on my own. I have many ailments he helps me work around...resulting in my losing both inches and body fat!”
Alyssa Mercado — age 24
“As a former competitive cheerleader, having a modern, professional fitness club to work out in is important to me. As a mother of two toddlers, safety and cleanliness is equally as important. After CATALYST took over in Middlebury, the club delivered on both those criteria! ”
RIch Robinson — age 69
“Thank Goodness CATALYST took over… the transformation was carefully planned so it never disrupted workouts, and the change is night & day! work out independently, but friendly, knowledgable advice is always available whenever needed. The bottom line: at CATALYST you are more than a dollar sign—they really care about their members.”
Mohamed Chaiq — age 32
“The new level of cleanliness...the improved equipment...and the welcoming , friendly staff make it feel less like a gym, and more like more true fitness club where I sincerely feel welcome and at home! Everyone is friendly, courteous, helpful, and respectful. And members and staff are always smiling...a positive, safe, clean environment that makes you want to come back and work out more!”
“After undergoing a complete knee replacement, it was comforting to know CATALYST was near by to help me with my rehab needs. Personal Trainer Keri really is ‘the bomb’…never judgmental, always supportive…knowing just how far to push me in order to realize maximum rehab benefit!”
Jim Bleidner — 63
“My career as a State Police officer mandated I always stay in peak physical condition. When I left the force, I wanted a place to workout that was professional, clean, inviting, and effective —and this place fit the bill. CATALYST offers a truly balance approach…CATALYST trainers and staff are knowledgeable and sincerely committed to every members well-being. It’s a great place to be part of. ”