San Jose, CA, May 29, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Robert Whitacre, a veteran of 25 years in the fitness industry, as its studio manager.
After attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Jose State University, majoring in Kinesiology and Business, Whitacre became a personal fitness trainer. In his 25-year career in the commercial health club industry, Whitacre has held virtually every position possible, including personal trainer, group exercise instructor, fitness manager/director, assistant general manager, general manager, and health club owner.
“I found my passion for health and fitness at an early age where I competed in in both individual and team sports,” says Whitacre. “While training to improve my strength and overall physical fitness, I realized a profound impact on my health, my wellness, and overall happiness. The foundation for this change was exercise.”
Just prior to coming to CycleBar Westgate West, Whitacre was the General Manager of The Bay Club Santana Row and before that Assistant General Manager of The Bay Club Cupertino. Prior to that, he was the owner of two fitness businesses, Whitacre Wellness (for 12 years) and Studio Fit of Willow Glen (for 5 years). He also managed for Club One (previously Ronnie Lott’s Club Fitness) in Almaden.
“While studying Kinesiology and Business in college, I quickly realized that I wanted to dedicate my professional career to the opportunities that would enable me to coach others in not only reaching, but surpassing their own personal health and fitness goals,” he says.
“We are very excited to welcome Robert to our team,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “He's very passionate, motivated and dedicated to personal fitness and his longtime experience in the industry speaks for itself. We invite the public to come in, meet Robert and see what CycleBar Westgate West has to offer.”
Even after 25 years in the business, Whitacre is still enthusiastic and ready to take on this new challenge.
“After working with literally thousands of individuals and assisting them to reach their fitness goals, I still remain in the industry with the same passion and vigor in which I started,” he says. “I love what I do and I am fortunate to have been able to make it a both a career and a lifestyle.”
About CycleBar Westgate West
CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.
CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes.
Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats.
CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose, just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.
Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901