TJ Nibbio and Jonathan Gatz created Jonathan Gatz Fitness on November 1, 2012 taking the synergy and experience that both of them bring to the world of fitness training and event planning and global tourism industries.
TJ provides knowledge and insights from the professional level of athletic training to the Jonathan Gatz Fitness team. TJ learned many of his organizational, management and motivational skills while working with some of the world’s premier professional athletes when he worked in pro baseball and professional soccer as an athletic trainer.
“I lived every kids dream by making it to the pros. And it was double the fun and excitement because I was fortunate to be a trainer in two professional sports. I learned from some of the best trainers, therapists, doctors and coaches in the industry from all around the world.”
“And now I have the honor, privilege and opportunity to work with my best friend and business partner, Jonathan Gatz, who is a rising star and visionary in the fitness world. Together we plan to use our creativity and skills to change the way people attend meetings, conferences and events in conjunction with fitness and nutrition. In addition to personal training and many other areas.”
As the CEO and Manager for Jonathan Gatz Fitness, TJ concentrates on the day to day management of the business. He specializes in marketing Jonathan Gatz Fitness worldwide to event, conference and convention planners, corporations, the travel and tourism industry and representing this unique fitness industry business at special events.
TJ was most recently the Vice President of Global Development for OutServe. OutServe is the association that represents LGBT military personnel. In October 2012, TJ led OutServe to win Out & Equal’s prestigious ‘2012 Outie Award’ as the best LGBT Employee Resource Group in the world.
Prior to joining OutServe, TJ also worked in the tourism and event planning industry for twenty years. He served for nearly 7 years as the Director of Global Development for at the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. TJ also served six years as Visit Florida’s Tourism Representative based in Chicago. Prior to that, he was the Regional Manager of three travel agency locations and more than thirty staff members at AAA-Chicago.
JONATHAN GATZ FITNESS: CONNECTING FITNESS WITH THE TOURISM, CORPORATE & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES