Garret Caster joined the SAC staff in July 2010 as a Personal Trainer, and he says his job at the club is simple: “I get to hang out with some of the most positive people in the Sisters community.”
We caught Garret for a quick interview, but his own words best introduce himself and reveal a sense of humor and personality that nothing else could do:
SAC: What are a few highlights of your job so far?
Garret: I love spin, circuit. I get to sweat and yell, and jam out to music…. hard to call it work really. Among other things, working with the high schoolers is awesome, and I also enjoy making smoothies…..and drinking them.
SAC: Where are you from and what brought you to Sisters, Oregon?
Garret: I grew up in Corvallis Oregon (Beaver Nation). After graduating CHS, I traveled twenty miles north to the BIG CITY of Monmouth, Oregon (exaggeration on the big, and city part!), where I attended college at Western Oregon University. During my time at Western I played Lacrosse and ran track, and I began the passion that drove me east of the valley-snowboarding. I’ve always felt at home when I’ve been near the mountains, so Central Oregon only seemed right.
SAC: How did you get started as a Personal Trainer?
Garret: Entering college, I knew that I wanted to apply myself in a health care profession someday. Studying exercise science seemed to be a solid step in that direction, so I spent my college career studying the human body and what we can do to make it healthier. Along with that, I absolutely love working with people, so it seemed fitting.
SAC: What inspired you to want to work here?
Garret: At first it was location. I figured it was where I wanted to be so I looked up the club and called to see if they were accepting applications. When I came to visit the club and drop off a resume, my motivation for getting hired here changed as I walked in the door. SAC is worlds apart from most athletic clubs. From the facility to the people who occupy it, it’s truly unlike any other club. After getting a tour and meeting the staff, I knew it was a special place and I wanted to work here.
SAC: If you were going to recruit a friend to become a member of the Sisters Athletic Club, what would you tell them?
Garrett: Second to Disneyland it’s the happiest place on Earth (I’m a dangerously convincing salesman). Seriously though, I would tell them about the amazing facility, the feeling of community you get by being a member and how fun the classes are. It’s very unique with an atmosphere second to none.