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Leadership and management professional with 25 years of experience seeks a challenging and rewarding position with a company that would benefit from my vast background.  Willing to relocate for the right position, in the right company.

Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Personal Trainer/Martial Arts Instructor

Frog's Fitness (Club One)

Hired as a Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor

Jun 2009Present


Human Performance Consulting

Started Health Club Consulting business contracting with health clubs on business procedures and location development.

Jun 2010Jan 2011

General Manager/Consultant (6 month contract)


Hired as a Business Consultant on 6 month contract to build business back up after years of miss management and lack of leadership

Jun 2009Dec 2009

General Manager/Consultant

Contracted by - Push Fitness

Hired as a Business Consultant on 6 month contract to ramp up a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center’s revenue up by restructuring all departments

Jan 2008Jun 2009

Regional Director

Silver State Fitness

Hired as a General Manager & promoted to Regional Operations Manager within two months over-seeing three area Powerhouse Gyms.Offered the position of Regional Director after six months.

Feb 2002Jan 2008


Human Performance Consulting

Founded a Health Club Consulting business specializing in developing & consulting for fitness centers on business procedures and location development.

Feb 2002Apr 2003

Fitness Director/Consultant

Contracted by - Nevada State Fintess

Hired as Business Consultant on a 1 year contract to develop the companies Personal Fitness Training department procedures for all 7 locations; staffing, departmental procedures, budgeting and sales/marketing.

Dec 1996Dec 2001

Owner/General Manager

Power JKD/Physique World

Started the first Jeet Kune Do Martial Arts training center in Hawaii.Added a DBA; Physique World, a high-end 8,000 square foot Personal Fitness Training gym.

Feb 1988Dec 1996

Founder/Master Instructor

Asian Martial Arts Academy

Founder a Martial Arts & Fitness Center to teach adults and children self-defense and fitness.  Opened total of 3 locations in first year

Apr 1993Nov 1996

Owner/General Manager

World Gym

Recruited an investor to buy out a failing Powerhouse Gym and turn it into a profitable World Gym franchise.Oversaw strategic planning, business design, hiring/training employees, marketing, budgeting and sales.


Sep 1983May 1987


University of Michigan


Mark Heidt

I taught Herb is first Martial Arts lesson in 1985.  Since then I have watched him open his own schools, health clubs and capitalize on his skill working and leading others.  Having known Herb for 26 years I have a great deal of repect for his work ethics and loyalty.

David Simpson

Herb is a problem solver and a leader.  I have watched him help businesses grow by leaps and bounds.  His enthusiasm is evident in his success in developing these clubs to their fullest potential.Herb also leads from the front, which helps his staff maintain their excitement and professionalism.


Problem Solving
I understand and identifie problems and opportunities, determine possible solutions, and takes action to resolve the issues by seeking out pertinent data, recognizes what is important, recommends solving /takes action.  I know setting priorities on a rational basis leads to problems getting solved.
Business Development
Results orientated, sales professional with exposure to business development, marketing, strategic planning, client relationship, management and extra ordinary customer service skills. Built a Martial Arts fitness center with the oversight for the development of self-defense programs, fitness and recreational programs.  Owned and operated 7 of these fitness centers in 3 different states while contracting out to other health clubs to help them develop and enhance their businesses.  Experienced in budget development, marketing strategies, P&L, staffing and building quality teams for Health Clubs, Spas and recreational programs from pre-sales to 20 year old businesses.
Proven track record of sales-achievement, a high level of professionalism as well as excellent presentation skills.  Communicate, co-ordinate and develop policies and procedures with local businesses Executive Staff.  Successful strategies in expanding customer base and increasing revenue potential within organization.
Ability to be forward thinking, seeking and accepting challenges and opportunities, developing and communicating a clear inspiring and relevant direction for the unit / department / organization.  Highly skilled in leadership and team building development.  Hired, trained and led hundreds of employees for 10 health clubs as a Consultant and Regional Manager.  Coached, trained or taught thousands of adults and children Martial Arts techniques through classes or seminars over last 25 years.  Modivational speaker for local high schoool athletes. Ability to be forward thinking, seeking and accepting challenges and opportunities, developing and communicating a clear inspiring and relevant direction for the unit / department / organization


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