Each month, Gym Source is featuring an employee who exemplifies the passion for fitness innovation and dedication to customer service for which the company is known.
Employee: Jeffrey Keller
Location: Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL
Quotable: “I’m lucky that with a background in both exercise physiology and coaching, I can offer clients very different ideas for equipment choice, layout, and use.”
As Gym Source’s featured employee for March, Jeffrey Keller prides himself on the service he provides clients throughout greater Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL. It’s a pride—and expertise—borne from a strong academic and practical background in physical fitness.
Jeffrey’s professional fitness experience began in 1992 with hands-on physiological research, training and formal study at the esteemed MedX Center at the University of Florida. After college—equipped with a perfect background to launch a career in fitness—Jeffrey worked in physical rehabilitation at area hospitals, corporate wellness at JP Morgan Chase, commercial club and YMCA management.
During his time at JP Morgan Chase, Jeffrey worked directly with Terry Poklar from Gym Source while managing the JP Morgan Chase wellness centers in Tampa, Brandon and Lake Mary. “I knew that Gym Source had a great reputation,” he explains. “When Gym Source posted a position in early 2013, I jumped at the chance to join the team, because I already knew the values of the company. Nothing beats working for a company that has a good reputation with its employees.”
Jeffrey loves building upon that reputation with his clients, by developing creative solutions for their home fitness spaces. “So often, customers come in with one idea in mind—yet they haven’t thought of alternatives,” he explains. “Nothing is as cool as watching a client get excited about an alternative they had never thought of.” His natural ability to problem-solve comes in handy when helping his clients. “I had a client late last year who needed an elliptical and treadmill for her boss as soon as possible. I was able to coordinate the delivery of a True ES700 Elliptical and a True PS800 Treadmill in 3 days. The customer was amazed at how quickly we could deliver them—not to mention how great the equipment was.”
Jeffrey’s three favorite pieces are the Cybex Arc Trainer, the Octane Zero Runner, and the Hoist PTS. “I personally think that for high intensity interval training, nothing compares to the Constant Power Function on the Cybex 770 Arc Trainer,” he says. “There’s a reason why the best pro athlete strength and conditioning coaches use them to develop leg speed and power.”
Speaking from personal experience as a former national-class, middle distance runner, Jeffrey says that the Octane Zero Runner “is closest thing to running that has ever been invented. It removes all the pounding your body takes when you’re out beating the roads doing mileage.” As for the Hoist PTS, Jeffrey touts it as the best dual-action Smith Machine on the market: “It provides all the safety of a regular Smith Machine, but allows you to maintain your natural kinematics, decreasing the risk of acute injury from performing exercises with abnormal biomechanics.”
Whether you’re a year-round resident of southeast Florida—or you’d like to furnish a part-time residence with fantastic fitness equipment—visit Jeffrey at Gym Source for exactly the quality and expertise you need.