Today we’d like to introduce you to Zachary Kroeger.
Zachary, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been a Personal Trainer and Strength Coach for over 17 years. I fell into my career by accident when I was an amateur boxer and student looking for work. I got a job as a Boot Camp instructor and was amazed that this was a field I could excel in. Once that door opened I got certified as a Personal Trainer and continued to grow from there.
I was fortunate enough to work for Phenomenal Fitness in Chicago for 14 years as it was a great learning experience that helped prep me for opening my own facility. Not just the training experience and knowledge that I gained from having seminars at the facility, but traveling the country to meet and learn from the top people in the business was a huge impact on me. In addition, learning the true ins and outs of running a small business really showed me how to make the most with what you have.
Since relocating to the Dallas/Fort Worth area a little over a year ago I have pushed hard to build a new clientele list and build a different training style then what most people are used to. I have been very blessed to have been exposed to so many new people and been able to help them with there goals.
I have continued to work hard every day and just recently opened my own training facility in the Arlington area. It makes a huge difference from training out of someone else’s facility and you owning it as you can make all the right changes to make it a great experience for all of your clients!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been a very rough road, but every bump has been a lesson that has helped me develop to become a better small business owner who is always focused on doing the most to help my clients get the optimal results that they strive for.
I have always believed that the lessons you learn in the gym training cross over into everyday life. You can’t fake hard work, when things are hardest you truly see who a person is, and impossible is an idea, not a fact so never give up!
Strength and Fe’zek – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I specialize in Semi-Private Personal Training and have been doing it for over 17 years. Its very non-traditional in the training sense compared to one-on-one and it’s not to be confused with small group training as some people make that mistake.
Semi-Private is the ability to take multiple people with different ages, gender, goals, training history, possible injuries or limitations and effectively train them all at the same time with each person program being specific to them, their wants and needs. It’s having a mid-30’s woman getting ready for her first Bikini competition, a late-30’s single mom training for her second powerlifting competition and a guy in his late-40’s that just wants to get back in shape. Making sure that all 3 are getting the correct reps, sets, loads and training variables to meet each specific goal.
Many people have tried to copy the name, or steal the idea and say they do the same process but none have the years of experience or results to back it up. This sets Strength and Fe’zek apart from the rest of the competition. The ability to get an average woman first place and a Pro card in Bikini, to adding 100lbs to another woman’s powerlifting total or helping someone drop 20lbs of fat and add 10lbs of muscle in a short period of time. The system is often imitated but never duplicated as I’m able to with my clients.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is my clients reaching their goals and then blowing past them while having to find new goals they never thought was possible for them.
Money and the business doing well are of course good things but when you can help someone turn their life around in any way and make a positive impact on them, then that is a success for me.
- Semi-Private Personal Training $40.00 a session.
- Address: 800 N Great Southwest Parkway
Arlington, TX 76011
- Website: www.strengthandfezek.com
- Phone: 773-726-4923
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @strengthandfezek
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zfezek/