General Manager of the East Bank Club (EBC) in Chicago, Illinois, Simon Meredith has been helping Chicago-area residents improve their bodies, minds, and spirits through fitness, exercise, and sports training. Open 365 days a year, customers who come to EBC seek to enhance their physical strength, reduce their body fat, develop muscle tone, increase their cardiovascular endurance, or train for specific sports.
The East Bank Club under Simon Meredith’s expert direction is a multipurpose fitness club offering members a vast selection of sports and exercise programs. The club’s fitness classes include ballet, Pilates, stretching, Vinyasa flow and other yoga, water workouts of varying intensity, and indoor cycling. Members who seek performance training can participate in track and CompuTrainer workouts and even train for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon or local triathlons.
Simon Meredith believes in whole body wellness. Accordingly, the fitness and wellness program at EBC offers services such as VO2 max testing, blood and body composition screening, and flu shots. Members can also set up appointments with on-site dieticians and nutritionists as well as exercise physiologists to discuss specific fitness and health issues.
EBC comprises 450,000 square feet of impressive fitness facilities. Simon Meredith has been a presence at the club since the day it opened in 1980, first as Assistant General Manager and then as General Manager for the last 25 years. With Mr. Meredith’s guidance, the club’s membership has reached an impressive 11,000 members and serves 3,000 to 4,000 visitors a day. In addition to getting a world-class workout, customers can enjoy the vast amenities that the club has to offer, which include a business center, dry cleaner, physical therapist, pro shop, spa, salon, childcare center, and several dining options, from casual to take-out to gourmet. Simon Meredith oversees the staff of 600, which includes over 150 certified fitness professionals and 35 personal trainers. The staff at the East Bank Club is dedicated to providing the best customer service, and each employee participates in a member services training program.