Congratulations Employee of the Month…Shirl Zehner-Schafer, Recreation Department
Shirl has been working at the Macedonia Family Recreation Center for eleven years as a front desk attendant, supervisor and fitness instructor. She lives in Macedonia with her husband, a computer programmer and avid bicyclist, her youngest child and a cat.
Shirl’s oldest daughter is married and has a PhD in BioPhysics. She resides and owns an aerial studio in Pittsburgh. She will make Shirl a Grandma for the first time this November! Shirl’s son is currently engaged and planning a wedding for next summer. He works as a school psychologist in Columbus. Shirl’s youngest daughter will be starting college at Muskingum this fall. She loves art and ballet.
Shirl studied and received a Bachelor degree at Bowling Green State University. She says that she loves working at the recreation center and has met many interesting people. She feels that being a fitness instructor is very rewarding and loves when her students share their stories of how much her classes have helped improve their physical well-being. Seeing their success keeps Shirl motivated!
The photo above was taken when Shirl introduced her class to a new choreographed fitness move in her routine…number 500 to be exact!!! Members in her class kept count of every new move that was introduced to the class and promised to bring in a giant 500 pound gorilla when she achieved her 500th new move, and they delivered! Way to go Shirl!
Shirl is a wonderful asset to the Recreation Department and often offers to fill in open shifts and
sub for her fellow fitness instructors.