Say hi to Jake Campbell! Jake is the Director of Health and Wellness at AL!VE at Sparrow Eaton Hospital in Charlotte, MI. He has been with the facility for the past 13 years.
Jake earned his BS in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and is currently pursuing an MBA at Western Michigan University. Jake has also earned his Certified Fitness Facility Director (CFFD) certification from the Medical Fitness Association. Within the Medical Fitness Association, Jake serves on the Central Region committee and as a Michigan State Captain (thanks Jake!).
We caught up with Jake recently and here’s what he had to say.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Every job has its challenges, but most days I feel like I have the best job in the world. I work in an industry that truly wants to help people. I work at an organization that encourages creativity and allows me the opportunity to develop new programs and services. I work with a great team that cares about what they do and pushes to get better every day. And I get to interact with people every day to see the positive impact that our efforts have on our members and our community.
What has been your favorite/most successful initiative at your fitness/wellness center? Being a part of creating AL!VE was a great experience for me. The approach we took was (and still is) different than many other facilities, which challenged us all to think differently about how a hospital could truly impact the health of a community. Even as the facility has evolved, we still hold true to the principles of experience-based, accessible to all, departmental integration and community collaboration.
Why did you become a member of the Medical Fitness Association?
I became a member of the Medical Fitness Association in order to improve my knowledge and understanding of Medical Fitness so that I could help AL!VE better meet the needs of our community. Since joining, I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best leaders in our industry and see how some of the most successful facilities operate. It has been instrumental in my professional growth and is something that I would recommend to anyone in the fitness industry.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I still like to pretend that I’m an athlete, I play a lot of basketball and some occasional flag football. I’m a terrible golfer but enjoy the challenge (or punishment). I also love spending time with my family. We go on a lot of bike rides and enjoy the outdoors.
Thank you, Jake and all the best as you pursue your MBA!