Gary T. Klencheski
Gary is the Founder, President and CEO of Fitcorp. Founded in 1979, Fitcorp served as the first fitness company in the Boston area dedicated to delivering comprehensive fitness and wellness services to Boston’s corporate community. Prior to starting Fitcorp, Gary served as the Fitness Director for the Old Colony YMCA’s in southeastern Massachusetts. Along with these accomplishments, he has had an active role in the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association, serving as the President of the New England Association and as a Board Member on the International level.
In addition, Gary served for 20 years as a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports and served on the American College of Sports Medicine Standards Committee for 10 years. Gary also served as a Board Member for the Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation and as the Co-Chair for the Boston Arthritis Walk for five years.
Gary is presently a Board Member for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Foundation. A graduate of Tufts University, Gary received his Masters in Education from Springfield College, and has received his Exercise Technician certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Michael G. Parent
Mike has 28 years of corporate fitness and wellness experience. He began his career as a college intern with Fitcorp in 1980 when Fitcorp operated one facility within Boston’s financial district and had just two corporate clients.
After graduating from Springfield College with a degree in Exercise Science in 1981, Mike joined the staff as a Personal Trainer. In 1983, Mike became Fitcorp’s Director of Corporate Programs and developed many of Fitcorp’s unique capabilities to serve the corporate fitness market. This led to the development of the Fitcorp Benefit, a combination of fitness center membership programs and worksite based fitness and wellness services.
In 1986, Mike became General Manager of Fitcorp’s Longwood Center, a successful joint venture between Fitcorp and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 1989, Mike became Vice President of Fitcorp’s Private Managed Center Division and advanced the division into a leadership position in the industry before being sold in 2006. In 1992, he became a Fitcorp Partner and was promoted to his current position where he is responsible for new business development, corporate sales and marketing, as well as overseeing the management of Fitcorp’s 175 current client relationships.
Robert M. Schwartz
Robert M. Schwartz joined Fitcorp in 1988 and has 20 years of experience in finance and marketing. Since joining Fitcorp, Bob has become one of the fitness industry’s leading authorities on financial management and government relations issues.
In 1994, Schwartz was elected to the Board of Directors of the New England Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association and served as its President in 1996 and 1997. Prior to joining Fitcorp, Schwartz was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Digital Products, Inc., a Boston-area computer networking company.
Before that, he was the Controller of Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. a Lexington, MA management consulting firm that is now a division of Mercer Management Consulting. Bob is a certified public accountant and received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and has an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.