The last time my week started off this chaotic was the day I dub Black Tuesday. It was March 2009 and I worked for Bank of America. I got a call from my boss that started with “you still have a job but…”. I have no exact number for the people laid off that week from my division but it felt like at least half of my team was gone. Meetings fell off my calendar, emails came back “recipient unknown” and projects that had been in the works for months came to a screeching halt.

I sat at my desk with virtually nothing to do but read goodbye emails from the colleagues who had been allowed to “wrap up” before leaving and organize my office. It was scary. I had survivor’s guilt. I didn’t know what I would do because banking was all I had done since 1995. I was forced to examine my goals and my life. From that turmoil, Thrive Personal Fitness was born.

Now here I am, watching events unfold that I have no control over. Thankfully, I learned a lot from that experience in 2009. I’ve been cultivating resilience ever since. I’m going to take each day as it comes as we navigate this health crisis. My current motto is “stay safe, stay sane”.

The first is that Thrive Personal Fitness is open for business – virtually. As of March 20, 2020. I will be working with my current in-person clients to serve their needs virtually. I have great tools that I’ve been using for years to work with clients online plus a few new ones I can’t wait to try out. On April 1, based on public health recommendations and city policies, I will review that decision and determine how we move forward.

The second is that online personal training may be a great option for you right now. If you want to stay home for your workouts and need a personal coach to help you navigate nutrition and the extra stress, I welcome you to join my tribe. You can learn more about how it works by clicking here or emailing me

If you have questions about anything else please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your coach,

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