We had the good fortune of connecting with Zachary Kroeger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zachary, how do you think about risk?
I just look at risk as an opportunity to improve or enhance myself, my facility or my career. If I don’t take the risk how much can I lose for not taking the risk, or “One dad views something as how can I afford that and the other dad is like how can I not afford this” paraphrasing from Rich Dad, Poor Dad to the best of my ability. I just view something and if it makes sense and I can see the possible benefit, then I have to go after it.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own a semi-private personal training facility, and not an open gym. I have a large selection of specialty equipment that you will not find in a traditional gym. I am different from my competition as I operate my facility as though my clients are my family. I take a personal interest in each of them. I regularly check in with them to ensure they are well and staying on track. They understand that although this is my business, I take a personal interest in each and every one of them. Unlike most personal trainers with over 20 years of experience in semi-private personal training and nutritional coaching, I can deal with any client that needs help. I train not just athletes/competitors but also general population and even special needs. Along with an extensive background in nutrition and hormonal issues, I have clients who have suffered from heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, lupus, joint replacement, PCOS and many other issues. I have the knowledge and resources to address these issues that generally make lifestyle changes immensely difficult but are now treatable as well as overcoming them to make a positive lifestyle change. I am most proud of and excited about the fact after 14 years of building someone else’s business, I now have my own. My dreams have finally come to fruition and I am ever so grateful for the opportunity to help others improve the quality of their lives. There is nothing easy about getting where I am today. I work 7 days a week, 12-15 hours per day. I do everything from opening the doors, to training, to cleaning toilets, and mopping floors. I AM this gym! Despite being extremely busy with course work to expand my knowledge, growing my client base, operating the gym, school, and family, I have to continue to go hard. I have too many people depending on me and quitting is simply not an option!! Along the way, I have learned that smart work always pays off. I would like the world to know that I here and I’m going hard every day to continue to make my dreams a reality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have no idea, I literally work 6-7 days a week, 12-15 hours a day. They would come here to train and we might order some take out but most likely it would be a home cooked meal. With Covid running rampant, and me being health conscious, going out doesn’t appeal to me.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family for supporting me, my friends for backing me, my clients for continuously supporting me and believing in me and my services. I also appreciate every person that has spoken poorly of me, hated on me and told me I was nothing and would never amount to anything. That constantly pushed me towards my goals and gave me the resilience to not stop no matter what!