Michigan Athletic Club hires leading personal trainer Zalkin

Published: Oct. 10, 2012

Russ Zalkin, an experienced trainer with expertise in general fitness, cycling and other specialties, has joined the Michigan Athletic Club as personal training & fitness manager.

Zalkin will be managing the personal training department at the MAC. He brings with him, Zip Training, a high intensity training method that he and other trainers developed to produce quality results in less time.

Zalkin most recently worked at a hospital-based health club in Chicago and owned private training studios in Indianapolis, Ind. He was recognized as a top trainer in Indianapolis for 10 years and served as a fitness expert and advisor for the Indianapolis Star Health and Fitness section and the Indianapolis Monthly.

"I am very happy about joining the MAC team," Zalkin said. "This is one of the top fitness clubs in the nation. There is no doubt that the variety of fitness options available is unmatched elsewhere. Members are working with the best fitness team to achieve goals beyond their expectations."

Zalkin also has expertise in injury recovery, post-cancer recovery and nutrition. He currently holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M.) and The American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.).

"We feel fortunate to have hired Russ," said MAC Executive Director Sabarras George. "Combine Russ's accomplishments with his 23 years experience and MAC members will be well served."