Women in Business 2014: Jennifer Anderson, Parkpoint Health Club

General manager, Parkpoint Health Club, 1200 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa 95401, 707-578-1640, parkpointhealthclub.com

 Age: 54

Residence: Glen Ellen

Professional background: Twenty-eight years in the fitness industry, two in law and two in medical recruiting.

Education: B.A., economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Staff: 200

Tell us about yourself and your company: I have been with Parkpoint Health Clubs for 19 years and have been in the fitness industry for over 25. Parkpoint clubs celebrated 30 years in Santa Rosa last year in 2013. Our Sonoma club is celebrating 25 years this year and our youngest club is in its eighth year. I got into the fitness business after completing college and working in a corporate law office for a year, thinking I wanted to continue on to law school. After deciding that wasn’t for me, I took a job at a health club, and that started me down the path of a profession that I love. I work out regularly -- “as much for my mental health as for physical conditioning." In my other life, I am a mother, with one son, Colin, and two cats, Skippy and Rose.

Is there a major accomplishment in the past year or so that you would like to share?: Parkpoint Clubs in collaboration with Sonoma Valley Hospital has opened Compass Health Assessment Center, designed to give clients a very individualized approach to better health and lifestyle change.

What is the achievement you are most proud of?: Creating an environment where staff and members want to be and look forward to coming to … we have many staff members that have been with us for 10 years and more, several over 20, and charter members at each of our clubs that have been with us for 20 and 30 years.


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