It’s amazing where our passions can take us. When Kyle Feck picked up running 15 years ago he never thought it would lead to him becoming a lifelong athlete or starting his own business. Like many great hobbies, though, running taught Feck the value of persistence and consistency and these values have made him who he is today.
Feck grew up in Dolton, Illinois and graduated from Boone Grove High School. He ran all throughout school and after graduating decided to keep competing through USA Track and Field (USATF). Feck knew he didn’t want to go to college, but after falling in love with running and pushing his body to the limit, he knew he wanted to help others with their injuries and pain so they could keep moving too.
In 2015, Feck went to the American College Massage School to learn everything he could about massage and stretch therapy. After studying hard, he dove into the world of massage therapy. It didn’t take long though for Feck to realize he wanted to go the extra mile for his clients; he wanted to give them an experience as well as a great massage.
The idea for Feck’s business was born. He started his business On the Go Therapy Mobile Massage in 2018. Ever since then, he’s traveled throughout the Region to give people wonderful massages in the comfort of their own homes.
“It’s a luxury to have a therapist come to your house and set up, and that’s what I wanted to give people. People usually have to go somewhere for a massage, but things like traveling in the cold and bad weather can deter people from getting the service they need. So, that's why I thought to myself: I should start an amazing business where I can treat people in the comfort of their own homes,” said Feck.
Feck loves everything about his business, but what he enjoys more than anything are his clients. Every person he meets is unique and he loves getting to know them and making them feel better.
“I love meeting people--people are just so interesting. You never know who you’re going to meet every day and when you get to know your client and help them it’s such an awesome feeling. I love when they get up off the table and go ‘Wow, I haven’t felt this good in years.’ It’s amazing,” said Feck.
Feck hopes that people understand how beneficial and important massage therapy is. Not only is it good for the body, but it’s good for the mind as well.
“It prevents injuries and helps you relax. I see people all the time who are completely stressed out, but as soon as they get off the table, they feel so much better and relaxed. Massage therapy is preventative maintenance to help your body out in the long run. It’s actually the oldest medicine around,” said Feck.
In the future, Feck wants to keep growing his business and pushing himself to do even better. His business is currently a one-man show, but he hopes that one day he can hire a couple more massage therapists to touch even more people’s lives.
Feck feels incredibly thankful and blessed to have the opportunity to pursue his passions. He’s thankful to his mentor Nikki Roe for telling him he was worth it and encouraging him to go into business on his own. Without her, he may never have started his own business. He’s also endlessly grateful to his family, friends, and clients for always being there to push him.
“If it weren’t for them I wouldn't be where I am today,” said Feck. In his free time, Feck has many hobbies. He loves to network and connect with the community through the Chamber of Commerce. He’s a huge travel junkie--he’s currently traveled to 34 states and four countries. He also continues to run for USATF and competes in the 100, 200, and 400-meter dashes.