So, I'm walking the floor during a Daily Burn session. I'm admiring everyone's great form and then our new client, Alicia, says "The House of Burn kinda reminds me of the Cheers song. I have had a few people ask me why I come here and that is what I tell them." All at once it hits me! She is talking about that "bar" sit-com from when I was younger. You know that song. It's crazy famous! So I start singing it in my head, and, boy,…. it really made me think about the culture we have created here.
"Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.
You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knows your name."
I opened our studio out of a long time dream to create a "home" for clients and friends where they could express themselves as a REAL person and not just a number on the scale. Not just a before and after photo. Not just a sweaty person. Instead, a mother, a friend, a grandfather, a friend, an entrepreneur, a volunteer, a wife. I believe we are all the same inside…. just looking for acceptance and love. Just looking for a place where someone will listen to our troubles …. because they DO matter when trying to stay healthy.
I created Fit By Burn out of a very low place in my life. At that time, we had just been told that we would never get our daughters home and we should just consider visiting them once a year and loving them from across the ocean. At that point, I was doing personal training and teaching classes at another gym, but I began to dream about a place "where everybody knew your name." I focused on my love of people and fitness, so I did not drown in the the fact that "I may never get my daughters home."
Shelley, Nalisa, Mandi, Kim-Marie, Andrea, and I see lives changed daily within the walls of "Fit By Burn." It is amazing to see little and big accomplishments from women I know needed long-term accountability, encouragement, and simply acceceptnece.
Check out some what some of our other clients have said this month.
"I get continual support in person and online. It's an encouraging atmosphere where I learn proper form with each exercise and the muscles that are intentionally being worked. The focus is health, promotion and strength, as opposed to just weight loss" -Heidi, The Daily Burn
"I went shopping today, and for the first time in a long time, I enjoyed it!! I'm actually getting my waistline back. Thank you, Daily Burn!!!!!" -Candace
"I'm new to the class, and immediately felt welcomed and encouraged to work hard and also learn proper form. Love it!" -Chris, Burn 30
"It's a quick, killer workout that hits both upper and lower body, and I'm always happy with myself for going!" -Pam, Burn 30
Thank you, Alicia, for reminding me of the importance of a place where "everybody knows your name." YOU made me step back for a moment and remember that success is about the meaningful relationships that we have on an ongoing basis.
"Be glad there's one place in the world Where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came; You want to go where people know, People are all the same; You want to go where everybody knows your name.
Where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came; Where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came..."