Chief Executive Officer
Gale Landers co-founded Fitness Formula in 1984 and is the sole owner of the company. Under his leadership, the firm has developed its Chicago area network of Fitness Formula Clubs. He holds a Bachelors of Business degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Athletic Administration from Western Illinois University. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), serving as IHRSA Board President in 2000. In 2004, he was elected into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He is a current Board Member of the Chicago Sports Commission.
Vice President of Operations
Jeff Riney joined the corporate team in 2010 as Regional Director. Jeff has managed multiple club regions in several markets in the fitness industry. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Marketing. Jeff oversees FFC operations to impact business growth and opportunities.
Chief Technology Officer
Greg Cibura joined Fitness Formula in the summer of 1998. Greg is responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions to support the policies and directives of the company. He maintains existing enterprise systems, while providing direction and support of technology and information operations in accordance with the company core values.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Singleton joined Fitness Formula in 2008 following seven years in public accounting. He earned his accounting degree from Purdue University. His responsibilities as CFO include managing the firm’s corporate accounting department which oversees all financial reporting, cash management, insurance, and banking relationships.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Daniela is a fitness industry veteran with extensive experience in senior level marketing and communications, multi-channel media planning, public relations management, and community outreach. She held several management positions with FFC in prior years and ascended to her current position in 2013. Daniela is a strong advocate of a healthy lifestyle, has a passion for impacting lives through fitness and wellness, and holds a B.S in Finance from Northern Illinois University.
Senior Director of Fitness
Jon Baraglia joined the Fitness Formula Team in 2015 as the Senior Director of Fitness. Jon has many years of experience in various fitness leadership roles, with a deep passion for changing lives, making exercise fun, and creating a motivating environment for fitness professionals. He graduated the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater with a degree in Physical Education, Coaching Minor. Jon and his family are avid exercises and dedicated to the fitness lifestyle.
Regional Spa and Retail Direction
Amy joined FFC in 2007 as Spa Manager of Oak Park, after which she became the company Regional Director of Retail. In 2017 she was promoted to her current position. Amy is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Director of Management Services
Sharon Staves joined FFC in 2012 as has 20 plus years of fitness industry experience. Sharon has extensive expertise in facility operations, customer service and new facility critical path development. She has direct oversight of several locations along with spearheading our staff development and training initiatives within FFC University.
Director of Human Resources
Diana joined FFC as Director of Human Resources with extensive experience from the hospitality, retail, and government sectors. She is a graduate of Roosevelt University and hold multiple certifications and association memberships. Diana was a personal trainer in early life and maintains an active, healthy lifestyle.
Kat Byrne Frosolone
Regional Director of Corporate Wellness
Kat Byrne Frosolone is a veteran of the health club industry and focuses primarily on corporate wellness programs. She implements Wellfit, the corporate fitness and wellness program of preventative health service plans to reach new and often inactive membership markets. Kat facilitates corporate sales, business partnerships, and wellness programs, creating a healthier work environment for our corporate clients.
Director of Medical Services
Bob creates solutions for the deconditioned population through support of the medical community in Chicago. He gained extensive experience working in the pharmaceutical and medical support markets, coordinating customer care and managing various of health initiatives to improve patient care.
Regional Group Fitness Manager
Lois Miller joined FFC in 2011. Lois is an established veteran in the fitness industry teaching group classes and developing new programs. Her Body 360 class was listed as a top workout nationally in SELF Magazine in 2013 and Formula 94 is one of the companies most popular classes. She has appeared on both local and national TV and radio spots including ABC, CBS, NBC FOX and WGN. Recognized for her innovative teaching style and high energy she was selected to the 2008/2009 international team and presented classes at the Italian Fitness Festival in Rome, Italy.
Regional Cafe & Juice Bar Manager
Stephanie began with Fitness Formula Clubs as the Operations Manager of our Lincoln Park location in 2009 overseeing multiple club departments including the juice bar operation. In 2015 she was promoted to her current position and is responsible for our company wide local 84 cafes and juice bars.
Regional Pilates Manager
Kristin started with FFC in 2001 as a Fitness Specialist and Group Exercise Instructor. She has been a Group Exercise Manager, Pilates Coordinator, and a Fitness Director during her FFC career, working at several of our locations. In her current role for a number of years, she holds multiple certifications including AFAA Certified Group Instructor, Physicalmind Institute Concentration 101 and 201, Powerhouse Pilates Mat and Reformer, ISCA Master Trainer, Healthy Moms, and Perinatal Fitness Certification. She received the FFC Founders Award in 2016.
Rod joined Fitness Formula in 2012 with many years of experience in payroll and commission analysis administration. He is a graduate of Roosevelt University and holds a Bachelor of General Studies in Music Education. Rod is responsible for administration and auditing of the entire payroll process.
Assistant Marketing Manager
Megan Zink joined the Fitness Formula Team in 2015 as the Assistant Marketing Manager. She brings a wealth of knowledge in various areas of marketing communications and digital strategies to the FFC team from her previous position at a Chicago-based marketing agency. She holds a B.A in Journalism and minors in both business marketing and studio art from Indiana University Bloomington. Megan is a Chicago native and passionate about all types of physical activity, exercise and the fitness lifestyle.
Josh hails from Green Bay, WI. When he isn’t slowly turning all of Chicago into Packer fans, he is leading FFC’s creative team.
Haley has extensive experience in Visual UI/UX Design stemming from her background in Front End Web Development and Web Design. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Renee Watts joined Fitness Formula in 2013 and has a decade of technology maintenance and repair experience. She holds a B.F.A. in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College in Chicago. Renee is responsible for supporting, maintaining and advancing the clubs’ technologies.
Eric Gard joined the FFC team in 2016. He has over two decades of experience in logistics and procurement processes.
Lauren joined Fitness Formula Clubs in 2017 following two and a half years in public accounting. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and attended Miami University of Ohio, where she graduated from in 2014. Lauren is a Licensed CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Legal Studies.
Corporate Office Administrator
Casey graduated from Western Illinois University in 2008 with a degree in Health Services Management. She worked in the Emergency Medical Services field, gaining experience in Human Resources and Management. Casey is responsible for day-to-day operations within the office and provides general support to the corporate team and our clubs.
Human Resources Recruiter
Vicky graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Business Administration in Marketing. She gained experience as a talent recruiter in the medical device industry. Vicky handles staff recruitment for all FFC locations.