Bring Ray Haizlip back to Lifetime Fitness Algonquin
My name is Jennifer Torney, and I have been a member at Lifetime Fitness in Algonquin for the past 4 years. From the moment I joined the club, there has always been a fantastic energy, from not only the members but the trainers, sales team, and the staff. If you ask anyone, most would attribute that to the General Manager, Ray Haizlip, which is no mistake as the culture is always set at the top. He always knew everyone by name, and took the time to constantly walk the gym floor, saying hello with a big genuine grin and handshake. Most people would notice his positive energy, but many would also notice him checking out equipment to make sure everything was in working order, paying attention to every detail, ensuring the floor was immaculate and there was nothing out of place. His commitment to our beautiful gym was not only acknowledged, but deeply appreciated by every member that I’ve spoken with.
As of last week, from what I understand, his employment has been terminated. This news has circulated throughout the club and I speak on behalf of a majority of the members who have had the privilege of getting to know Ray, we were all devastated. While I have not been a member at Lifetime prior to Ray’s tenure, I know that many will attest that the gym was nothing like it is today before Ray took over. Equipment was constantly in disrepair, and the environment was nowhere near as positive and charged with the upbeat vibe that it holds today. I realize that there were circumstances which precipitated this, but we are calling upon you to reconsider and allow Ray a second chance.
On behalf of the members at Lifetime Fitness in Algonquin, we sincerely appreciate your consideration for this very important appeal. We truly believe that Ray is uniquely suited for the General Manager role and could not imagine anyone else filling his shoes.