Meet Jed “Fast Feet” Heller

  1. When were you diagnosed with Parkinson’s?


  2. When did you start coming to 110 Fitness?

    Feb 2023 – as soon as I heard about it!

  3. What’s your favorite class or activity at 110?

    Group boxing. The support, community and dedication from the other boxers and the support team are unmatched.

  4. What do(did) you do for work?

    After graduating from Ithaca College, I began my career at a full service hospitality management company, Winegardner and Hammond. I started at the front desk of one of our hotels and worked my way to General Manager, overseeing several properties around the country. Ultimately I ended up creating my own hospitality management and consulting company, The Providence Group, which I ran until my retirement.

    Because of working in the hospitality industry, My now ex-wife and I lived in 6 states (Nevada, Texas, California, Ohio, Missouri, and Virginia) until we settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts to raise our three children.

    Since we moved around so much and family is important to me, I love the saying “Roots but Wings”. That’s the motto I instilled in my children and that they are instilling in their own children.

  5. What would you like us to know about you and your family?

    My family is my biggest accomplishment. I have 3 grown children- a daughter who lives in Milton and works in Business Development for a financial company, another daughter who lives in Wisconsin and is a stay at home mom who loves volunteering and giving back to the community and a son who lives in Marshfield and is a teacher and coach locally. I’m the proud “Papi” to 11 grandchildren, ranging in ages from 1 to 13 years old.

  6. Any fun hobbies you’d like to share?

    I loved running. I’ve run two marathons; the Rhode Island Marathon and also the Boston Marathon which I ran with Team in Training, which is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I ran both marathons in my 40s in under 4 hours. I talk about the potential to walk/run a 5k with my children to help raise awareness in Parkinson’s!

    I love the beach, any season.

    I love watching Westerns and football. A fun fact is in the 1980s I was lucky enough to go to two Super Bowls.

  7. How has 110 Fitness impacted your life outside of the gym?

    It’s given me a sense of accomplishment and reason to keep moving forward with a disease that most days seems not to have rhyme or reason.

    It’s emotional and fulfilling to see all the other members and myself  work so hard to battle this disease one day at a time.

    Something I always said to my kids and now my grandchildren is to always give “110 percent” in everything they do- when I heard the name of the gym was 110 Fitness, it felt like it was where I was meant to be!