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T.J. Peele Joins HealthFitness as Director Business Development, College & University

November 12, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS November 12, 2019 HealthFitness is pleased to announce the addition of T.J. Peele as director business development, college & university. In his role, Peele, a 20-year higher education veteran, will collaborate with HealthFitness teams to expand its burgeoning presence at leading colleges and universities.

“In HealthFitness I saw a company with great momentum and perspective,” said Peele. “I’m fortunate to work with people who challenge me while helping participants grow and be well. And I get to grow personally and professionally while making a lasting impact on a nationwide level.”

Viewing recreation as his calling, Peele began his recreation management career while an undergraduate at University of South Carolina, Aiken, holding a series of Intramural Sports and Student Activities positions and building long-standing relationships with students, faculty and staff. He then spent the next several years at Wake Forest University as Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Programs. Prior to joining HealthFitness Peele served as Director of University Recreation at the University of West Georgia, where he oversaw the management and operation of a 131,000-square-foot fitness, wellness and events facility and led a staff of 175.

“I look forward to leveraging my background to serve the fitness, recreation and wellness needs for diverse campus populations and helping HealthFitness grow its college and university presence by developing new partnerships,” said Peele. “Whether it be managing campus fitness and recreation facilities, administering programming, or helping conduct external reviews and needs assessments, I’ll be seeking new opportunities for HealthFitness to provide expanded solutions and services.”
“The addition of T.J. is another way we’re continuing to grow and thrive in how we deliver our people, programs and services for leading academic institutions,” said Tim Mertz, HealthFitness senior director, collegiate & community recreation. “He’s helping us take campus recreation programs to a whole new level.”

About HealthFitness
HealthFitness, a Trustmark company, delivers a complete and personalized wellbeing solution that is designed to make people healthier and includes the best of fitness and recreation management, wellness, and injury prevention and treatment. HealthFitness is URAC- and NCQA-accredited and a proven leader and partner for enhancing wellbeing programs and transforming lives for the better. Parent company Trustmark provides a full spectrum of employee benefits to improve wellbeing through better health and greater financial security. For more information on HealthFitness, visit

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