#GoldsCelebratesService: Thank you to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in every capacity!
Meet Gold’s Gym team member Jimmy Schieres. Soon after graduation from high school, Jimmy Schieres joined the United States Marine Corps. After completing boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, he was attached to an infantry unit in a Special Operations Company where he was part of a sniper unit and reconnaissance team whose mission was to gather enemy intelligence. During his time in the Marine Corps Jimmy also earned certification in Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare.
Semper Fi, the Marine Corps motto, means Always Faithful. The core values of the Marines are honor, courage and commitment. Jimmy is quick to point out that what he learned in those four years guides him today. He was taught discipline, mental toughness, compassion for others, teamwork and problem solving under even the most stressful conditions.
Jimmy has been a dedicated Gold’s Gym Team member since 1997 when he left the Marine Corps. In 1998 he was asked to join the Group Fitness team as an instructor for Body Pump and later Ride. His teaches the 4:30 RIDE class at Chapel Hill where the participants are fondly referred to as The Wolf Pack.
As a high school athlete, Jimmy enjoyed being active. Then, as a Marine, being fit was a way of life and a requirement. Jimmy is the Office Manager for Gold’s Gym , a RIDE instructor and is enrolled in EMT school at Faithful Guardian where he plans to graduate in October. Living a healthy active life, helping others and service are guiding principles in his life, and we are honored to have him as a longtime team member at Gold’s Gym.
There are many Gold’s Gym team members who are serving or who have served, including: Marie Smith (Army), Steve Pacheco (Army), Gordon Johnson (Marine), Bill Messer (Fire Department), Ginger Ellerbee (Fire Department).
Thank you to every Gold’s Gym member and associate who chooses service to community and country! We are privileged to be your gym of choice and appreciate all you do!