On a typical day I manage a team of 12 personal trainers in addition to helping retain membership, coach and develop my staff, train clients, assist members at front desk, etc. I change lives daily. I have learned that integrity, passion for what you do and being an example sets the bar. Management is a very visible role. Staff/gym members watch me as they pattern themselves after my example. They depend on my leadership, "smile", hospitality and good nature to influence an enjoyable, homey atmosphere. I have learned a true manager develops leaders not followers. Fitness is a fun field, the people I work with seem to love what they do and love to help people. Like any work environment we get tired in the job but at 24 Hour Fitness we never get tired of the job. The hardest part of my job is accepting that I can not resolve every issue important to my clients and general members. The most enjoyable part is that I get to help transform lives, help people live longer, and look/feel better about themselves. At the end of the day if you don't have your health the rest is pointless.