3 Reasons Why Talks With Digital Media Administrator, Jon Gerken

Jon Gerken FOD

This month’s behind the scenes look at the people of FitnessOnDemand talks with new digital media team member addition Jon Gerken.

Q: Jon, you’re new to FitnessOnDemand, right? What is your role here?

I am! And happy to be here. I joined the digital media team in December of last year before the holidays. My role is new – as we add more depth to the content team. I’ll be handling a lot of management duties relating to optimizing and organizing the content from our fitness producer partners, managing the ever-growing library of classes, workouts and instructor sessions for FOD customers and also working with them on their content needs.

Q: Are you new to the Fitness Industry?

Not at all. I came to FitnessOnDemand from Lifetime Fitness where I spent a couple of years working in real estate development for new club construction and remodels. But I’ve also always been interested and involved with fitness. I rowed in college on the crew team at Iowa State, I’m an avid weight lifter and right now, in the winter, busy with Nordic and Cross country ski. I love staying fit and active – and it’s been more essential this past year than ever.

Q: What’s the most unexpected and fun part of your job so far?

Well to be honest, the fact that I joined FOD during 2020 when, like many companies, our team is all virtual and remote. But we have a huge advantage in running a virtual team – our entire business is about virtual experiences, digital content and connecting seamlessly. It’s also a lot of fun working in a fast-paced environment, helping all kinds of club, corporate and multi-family clients keep their customers, members and users fit and happy. I worked out in LA for a few years as an executive assistant to the CEO of a corporate planning company and demanding clients and where every day was different – so I’m ready for whatever my new role brings and I’m happy to start off this new year with FitnessOnDemand.

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