Each year around Thanksgiving I ask the staff to come up with a few things that they are thankful for. This is usually gym related and I think it’s always nice for the clients to hear the coaches thoughts.
I started this a few years back and with this year being the first with a new staff I wanted you all to get a little insight into the tough but amazing year with this crew….
I’m incredibly thankful for The Strength Feed family. It’s been a weird year for everyone, but making the move to split my time between Asheville and Raleigh has added an additional strange element to 2020 for me. Without the support of TSF coaches and members, this would have been a much more daunting task. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this gym family.
I can honestly say that the Strength Feed saved me. Before working at TSF, I wasn’t happy where I was, I didn’t feel like I was being challenged or supported moving forward with my career. I have been challenged to push myself physically and mentality to expand my horizons to become a better athlete and coach.
Besides my career, I am extremely thankful to work with this staff. They all bring a unique expertise and perspective to The Feed. I am also very thankful for the community we have at TSF, consisting of a variety of amazing different people who are always hungry for growth. These, are just a few things I am thankful for at TSF. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
What a year it's been. I couldn't have asked for a better place to be, and better people to be around (whether it's in person or virtually) during this year. I am thankful for each and every interaction with the Strength Feed community, and all of the coaches for allowing me join them in an effort to change lives.
I truly believe I have the best boss, coworkers, clients, and community ever! I am thankful for you all pushing me to be a better professional and a better athlete each day.
At the beginning of COVID, I went through a panic. We had sent off Graham with a bang and wished him all the best. Then the bottom dropped out with Erin and we were left with nothing. I am so thankful I stuck with my gut when Jess came along because she has been a godsend. She is so organized, beyond helpful and just a kind person to be around. She has exceeded all expectations and continuous to impress everyday.
We also got super lucky having Rae recommended to us. I wasn’t sure what situation she was in but her former co-worker told us she wasn’t challenged. He actually tried to steal her to his gym in Fuquay first.
Rae came in without an ego, but just a chip on her shoulder to be better and work harder than anyone else. This has been seen time and time again. She makes sacrifices all the time for TSF. Above all else it is noticeable what a happy person she is and there is always a smile waiting for you at the door when you come to train with Rae. I am so thankful that Rae decided to take the job here, and I am so thankful to work with her each day.
I also couldn't be luckier having my brother in law coaching with me. This may be one of the easiest things in the world. Not only do I get to see him at work and coach with him. He also lives two doors down, so it's really a non stop discussion on training. This I think, has made us both better coaches.
I want all the clients to know how helpful and meaningful their support has been through this unprecedented year. Without the love, the need, or the lasting help with any and everything I truly don’t think that TSF makes it. We have had tons of referrals and that quite possibly is one of the biggest helping hands. Keep us coaching, and we will always be thankful for that.