Thomas Terrell: “I’m living my life on vacation!”

Started as: Personal Trainer

Currently: Spa and Fitness Manager

When Thomas Terrell first arrived in Colorado from Miami, he only packed for a small trip. Three years later, Thomas never left as he thrives as the Spa and Fitness Manager at RockResorts Spa at The Arrabelle in Vail.

As a certified personal trainer, Thomas managed gyms across the South Beach area of Miami for the first 16 years of his career. Once the pandemic shut down his facility, Thomas relocated to Colorado temporarily – unaware that his dream job was waiting at a hotel.

“I love to travel,” said Thomas. “Now I get to help people have amazing experiences. I’m living my life on vacation!” 

Today, he spends his day training guests one-on-one, overseeing all facets of spa operations, and hitting the slopes in between meetings.

“Go to where it is happening and stay in your seat,” said Thomas. “I hear stories of people starting as a bellman and ending up as vice president. Those stories happen all the time in hospitality.”