An expert in business and fitness club management, Neil Schober has founded around 100 different fitness and rehabilitation clubs and 4 companies in the United States over the course of his career. Mr. Schober currently resides in Issaquah, Washington, with his wife, Gina, and has managed fitness clubs at numerous locations in California, Arizona, and Washington. One of the companies, that Neil Schober established in Arizona was Pure Fitness, located in Phoenix, which operated between 1999 and 2010. In Phoenix and Scottsdale, Mr. Schober has created and directed 11 different fitness facilities in total. Active in the health and fitness industry for more than 35 years, Neil Schober is a creative entrepreneur and talented business leader. He currently owns and manages Emerald City Athletic Club, which he founded in Everett in his home state of Washington.

Neil Schober and his wife are both Christians who have devoted much of their time to building the Kingdom of God. Mr. Schober works to manage a leadership training school at Marketplace Ministries at The City Church in Kirkland, Washington. Both Mr. Schober and his wife have performed humanitarian work in the Philippines and Mexico. The couple has built a church together in Puebla, Mexico and has ministered to people in Mexico and the Philippines, teaching them about biblical principles related to business and prosperity. Drawing from his own 35-plus years of experience in business management, Mr. Schober is currently finishing his first book which will be released later this year, a book that provides similar advice on how to achieve financial and personal success.

Using his success to help others, Neil Schober donates to charities including Save the Children, a foundation that relies on volunteer efforts and donations to protect children in over 120 countries worldwide. In his spare time, Neil Schober enjoys exercising, hiking, bike riding, and spending time with his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.


Extreme fitness person. Taken large group of employees into the Grand Canyon. Practice good nutrition and exercise. Finished writing a book, principle on how to save more money, "Strawberry Fields Forever: How to Achieve Personal and Financial Prosperity.” Golf, tennis, hiking, biking and anything centered around fitness.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present


Emerald City Athletic Club

An athletic club that has racquetball, swimming pool, basketball, million dollar indoor jogging track.

Jan 1987 - Oct 1998


Harts Athletics Club

Voted the best fitness company in the state of Washington.


Sep 1970 - May 1974


Western University