Gary Hood
President/General Manager

Gary has been actively involved in the health and fitness industry for over thirty years. He is the owner and founder of FitForms.com and serves as the President and CEO.
Born and raised in the State of California, he has extensive background in all phases of development, design, sales, management, and marketing in recreation and leisure services, along with health and fitness facilities. In 1977, after graduating from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he began a career with Paris / LaLanne Inc. where, in 1980, he was instrumental in helping the company launch an expansion program that grew to seven health and fitness locations; five in northern California and two in Oregon. He supervised a staff of 185 spread out over seven locations. 

In 1981, he founded the G/R Garon Corporation, where he was President and General Manager for five thriving health and fitness centers. Over the years, he has continually refined operational procedures through automation and technology. Through his leadership and vision, his company was one of the first to be approved by the Bank of America to receive their own ACH account, which allowed them to process membership dues electronically through their own custom written software program. After 25 successful years, he sold the facilities to private individuals to pursue other opportunities.
For the past twelve years, he has also worked as a consultant for various fitness facilities along with other types of businesses. His areas of expertise include lease negotiations, conflict resolutions, policies and procedures, forms, systems and reports, projections, forecasts, marketing, advertising, and sales.

He currently is devoting full time to his new venture, FitForms.com, and is committed to assisting small to mid-sized fitness center owners with their everyday challenges.

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Nikolai Zavadsky
Managing Partner

Prior to joining FitForms, Nikolai was the President of Global Bridge of Las Vegas. In this capacity, he managed the consulting practice, which provided consulting and lease negotiations services throughout the world. He has traveled to China, Russia, Bulgaria, Thailand, Spain, France, London, Rio, and Puerto Rico to offer his exciting training and consulting services. He understands the cultural differences, ethnic values and speaks a few languages. In the United States, he has worked with companies such as IBM, CISCO, VA Hospitals, Microsoft, Verizon, Apple, Clorox, Kaiser, and T-Mobile. During the last ten years, he has specialized in the health club industry while working with clubs such as Body Beautiful, First Lady, Women in Fitness, Continental Lady, North Point Athletic Club, Fitness World, and Stirling Club Fitness and Spa Center. He is thorough in his assignments, while producing extraordinary results. His intuition, listening skills, superior leadership skills, and effective marketing and sales skills, combined with great training skills, make him one of the best at what he does.

Nikolai is also a Senior Instructor for all Dale Carnegie programs and ranked #21 out of 5000 instructors worldwide. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Dayton. With over 30 years of solid experience and unmatched skills, he is now ready to assist you with your challenges.

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Jim Phillips
Managing Partner

Jim is a real veteran and pioneer in the fitness industry. He has been involved in all aspects of the business, from development and design to sales, management, and marketing. His ownership and management of over 20 fitness facilities in the past 40 years are a tremendous asset. As one of our senior consultants, Jim has been instrumental in the design and development of many of the documents and forms available through the web site, along with the training material used for onsite and offsite consulting. He enjoys working with owners and managers of independent fitness centers who want to improve their entire business operations. His knowledge and vision of the industry is unsurpassed and is recognized by many operations across the country.

His success formula starts with a well laid out business plan and budget. Next comes training and orientation while incorporating sales and motivational techniques for each and every staff member.

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Gary Gresham
Managing Partner

Gary's experience with customer satisfaction, sales, scheduling, budgeting, and training began with the family business at the age of 17. His Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and Masters degree from San Francisco State University in Business Administration have helped him understand and resolve the many challenges that face independent and small business owners.

Having worked for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Gary has interacted with thousands of small business owners, giving him the opportunity to assist the owners with all types of problems centering around their day-to-day operations, including advertising, marketing, budget preparations, public relations, and the hiring and firing of staff.

He was instrumental in the development of the FitForms web page, giving careful consideration to many of the functions and features that the end user would experience.

As a valued member of the FitForms team, he enjoys consulting, coaching, and training, and has worked with various fitness facilities on the west coast for the past twenty years.

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