My husband, Mike, and I have been married 11 years. He’s a Realtor and I run two barre studios. So, as business owners, we work all hours of the day and night, and often find that we text each other more than we see each other! So, with that busyness, we learned that rather than expensive birthday gifts, we enjoy birthday experiences. I like to go somewhere and do something on our birthdays to create memories vs just buying gifts.
For Mike’s birthday last month, we went to Palm Springs for a relaxing (and much needed) few days of umbrella drinks, sun, great books, and gourmet meals. We were hoping to do the same for my birthday, but were just too busy to get away this week! So, on a week I would normally be out of town and wouldn’t be teaching, I arrived for my barre classes yesterday morning at Fit in 60 Carlsbad.
Classes were crazy busy and the energy was amazing! All these women worked their butts off!!! But back to Megan and Kate…
They were there for their second class with me, and I had not seen them since last Tuesday. In only a week’s time, I was AMAZED at how much stronger they were and how much their coordination and stamina had improved. The amount of growth in just one week kind of blew my mind. But the thing that again stood out to me was their friendship and support. They commented how much they loved the energy I brought to my class. And as I was thinking about that, I was reminded of why I love what I do. I love to push people to do more than they think they can. I want every workout to be safe – but I want it to be fun, and I want you to go harder than you think your body can handle. The only way we change is to constantly be pushing our boundaries.
After I left the studio, yesterday morning, I went to one of my happy places – Hera Hub Carlsbad. Spending time with other women business owners always inspires me! And as I was sitting there – who happened to walk in, but Megan and Kate! These women again had me in awe that in just a short time in Carlsbad, they have found one of the most supportive, women’s communities in all of San Diego! It reminded me of the type of women I want to work with, and the type of woman I want to be.
To make a long story short – as I woke up this morning and am pondering birthdays and the impact I want to leave on this world – I can sum it up as this – I want to improve the lives of women. I want to create an environment of support, love, and encouragement. I want to encourage friendships. I want to be a place that women can come regardless of their age, size, or fitness level – and still feel like they matter!
I want to help women that hate their career – leave and find something they love. Life is way too short to do something that doesn’t feed you.
To all the clients who walk through my door – thank you! Thank you for inspiring me to do more and be more! The Fit in 60 barre studios are what they are because of you women!
To Megan and Kate – thank you for reminding me why I love what I do and who I meet! I’m a lucky girl.
Please tell me below – what are YOU grateful for this year?