One month later I joined DoneRight, two months later I got my Level One Certification and began coaching, and five months later I brought all of my clients from Washington Sports Club to train with me at CFDR so I could work here full time. The past three years have shaped me into who I am today. I have grown and developed as an athlete, a coach, and a person. I have met people through the gym who are some of my closest friends today.
It is the people that keep you coming back each day. I look forward to coming to work because I get to see all of you. I said it before and I'll say it again, because of all of you, the members at CFDR, I have grown and developed as a person and learned so much about myself and life.
You all know that Rob and I are taking the next step and opening a gym of our own. A gym that we have been able to create and put together based on all of our experiences coaching different people, working and managing the gym, and being able to see what works and what doesn't. We are able to set ourselves apart and hope to succeed.
All good things must come to end and saying goodbye to you all is the hardest for me. You have become my family. At my birthday last year, I can't say how touched I was to see so many familiar faces out in a bar in DC. Even those who don't metro or go into the city came out to celebrate with me. It is moments like those that I know the CFDR community is amazing. It is my time now to create my own community. To make my vision and my dream a reality. After my years of doing the work at DoneRight, it is time for me to do it for myself, and Rob.
November 1 will mark the end of my CFDR career but hopefully not the end of my CFDR relationships. I wish each and every one of you the best in your fitness journey and thank you, again, for helping to shape me into who I am today.