Since its first 24-hour fitness center opened in 2008, SNAP Fitness has grown to serve seven West Michigan locations—from Caledonia to Coopersville. The SNAP Fitness Grand Rapids location is also the proud home of Kim VonKaenel, SNAP Fitness 2010 National Manager of the Year, and Ryan Cook, the SNAP Fitness 2011 National Owner of the Year!
“Our facilities are hands-down the cleanest and most reasonably priced you will find in the city,” said Cook. Plus, SNAP Fitness members enjoy reciprocal admission at any of 1,500 franchise locations nationwide as well as free, unlimited tanning and group fitness in their local Grand Rapids clubs.
With nationally certified personal trainers and plenty of group fitness choices (including a Fitness on Demand option), SNAP Fitness takes great pride in helping members actually get results—not just “rent a treadmill,” as Cook noted. “I have a wonderful general manager and co-owner in Kim who sets high standards for hiring, training and guiding our professional, hard-working and trustworthy employees.”
“At all of our Snap Fitness Grand Rapids locations, we try to get our members involved with our staff and fellow members outside of the gym as much as possible,” he said. “In addition to top of the line equipment, we take pride in offering fun social events for our members and most are free.”
Events include Summer Bash, Chili Cook-off, Golf Outing as well as Bowling Events, Weight Loss Challenges, Charity Drives, Food Drives, Whitecaps and Griffins Outings, Paintball Events and much more.
Even before opening the doors at the first location, Cook took advantage of Chamber membership and tapped into the advertising, networking and solid business advice offered by the Chamber to help SNAP Fitness get off to a successful start, save time and money, and accelerate growth. “We have had the Chamber at all of our grand openings, and they have become our good luck charm!” Cook laughed.
“We can’t say enough good things about our partnership with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber,” he added seriously. “Membership in the Chamber is what you make of it. It is a low investment barrier to join, and we participate in everything we can find.”
Visit www.grandrapids-fitness.com to pump up more info about SNAP Fitness.
Team Financial Group, Inc.
Founded in 2001 by President Tim Maczka and Director of Sales Joe Smaby, Team Financial Group, Inc. provides financing for small to mid-size companies to help them achieve their growth objectives.
“In many ways, we are a piece of the puzzle in assisting entrepreneurs realize their dreams,” said Smaby. “It’s very rewarding to be able to help businesses grow by providing competitive financing to help them acquire the equipment they need and offering financial consultation to small business owners when needed.”
Team Financial Group focuses on equipment financing, including municipal leasing, operating leases, tax leases, capital leases and SBA 504 loans. The firm also partners with equipment vendors who desire financing options to offer their clients as part of the sales process. Many of their monthly loan originations come from repeat customers who call Team Financial Group directly for their needs.
Team Financial Group currently services 100 percent of their loan originations, which translates into many meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with vendors and clients, Smaby noted. “We believe that business owners should always try to develop trusting relationships with more than one financing partner. We encourage each of our customers to build a strong relationship with their primary bank or banker, and we provide a secondary source of capital to help them grow their businesses.”
Smaby’s advice for entrepreneurs includes: live by the Golden Rule, strive to create win-win scenarios with all of your vendors and clients, stay customer centric, and focus on the Five F’s of Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness, and Fun.
“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well,” Smaby added. “We are experiencing exciting growth in many industries, most notably manufacturing, health care, and now finally, housing.”
Chamber members since first starting the business, Team Financial Group has been a part of many member business growth and success stories—just as the Chamber has been integral to Team Financial Group. “We joined because we know the Chamber depends on membership to allow them to advocate for area small businesses,” Smaby said. “We have developed many new relationships through networking events and while sponsoring holes at the annual Chamber Open golf outing.”
Learn more at www.teamfinancialgroup.com about Team Financial Group, Inc.