VFit’s Weekly Inspo
Wow, what a month that has felt like a decade! One month ago VFit opened its doors for free to the world.
It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. Letting one of my “babies” out into the big world with so much unknown. But we had to do it, people needed us, and we wanted to help in any way we could.
I didn’t know that the universe had been preparing our team for this over the past 4 1/2 years. We had been training for one of the biggest events we didn’t even know we signed up for!
Overnight we more than doubled our schedule, we welcomed back a few original trainers coach Lindsay started a youth conditioning program, we brought on members to help with electives like drawing, Spanish, story time, lunch and learns, youth sports, and most importantly we came together as one of the strongest teams on earth!
Close to 2000 VFITSTRONG passes were claimed. 4-5 times the amount of traffic was coming through our classes!
And at first I was overwhelmed. Scared. Exhausted.
We will always share this month TOGETHER where we have given each other stability, smiles, kindness, lots of sweat and true compassion that we are all going to get through this.
VFit stayed 100% true to our core values and as a reward, we have been gifted the opportunity to have helped so many.
We showed everyone who let us, the true VFit lesson in life…. no matter how much is going on, no matter how out of control your life may seem, no matter how overwhelmed you may be – you always have the opportunity to make your health and happiness a priority!
VFITSTRONG has always been a tag line of ours. Now it means more than we ever knew possible.
Thank you sounds so insignificant for the emotion I am overcome with right now. Your support through all of this and your enthusiasm to share VFit with so many has forever left an impression on all of us.Below, each trainer shared a little bit about what this experience has meant to them. It’s really meant the world to all of us to do this together!
During these surreal and uncertain times our VFit community remains a vital source of joy in my life. Thank you for sharing your spirit and energy with me over this last month; I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together as much as I have.
In Health, Trainer Ceci (also a nurse on the front lines)
When I jumped back in to teach for this special month I was delighted to see so many of the same members consistently taking classes after I had been away for 2.5 years. VFit truly is an inspiring tribe of all stars!!
What a month we’ve had together!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this time of such uncertainty, certain in one way- knowing that my side of the screen was going to be filled with smiles and sweat from all over the world! When we didn’t know what major announcement was coming next, we DID know that you’d be there sweating with us the next time we logged in. And we are thankful!
More than these things though, you showed up for YOURSELF!! You wanted to move, to sweat, to get your happy juices flowing for yourself and your family. What a powerful action!!! It’s my hope that we’ve 30 minutes you spent with us made your day better. You got stronger physically and mentally every.single.time you made the decision to log in to class. CONGRATS!
I’m excited to keep seeing so many of you as we move forward. Even if you’re not choosing a membership, keep moving and showing yourself this kind of love. We’re all in this together. VFITSTRONG
XO, Trainer Christine
I’ve loved having all of the new people in classes along with our members! The first couple of weeks of the shutdown were really rough for me, my business shut down and I was suddenly shut off from my entire support system.
Knowing that so many people were in the same boat and that we were all exercising through it really helped me to feel more connected and to have something to look forward to every day.
Getting to know all of the new people, all over the world, that have joined Vfit for the last month has really been a bright spot and motivation for me to find the good in all of this! I hope many people continue on to a fit memberships so I can continue to get to know them!
Being a keen vfitter for the past 3 years, I was honored when Rachele asked me to teach Youth Sports Conditioning. We are getting a lot of repeat young athletes working out 4 days per week. I am so impressed by their dedication and hard work. I love unmuting everyone at the end of class and getting to say hello to all the athletes.
My family has been loving Mr. Tom’s drawing class and Chef Alias’s cooking class. And I love getting to try out more class formats at different times of the day.
Trainer Lindsay B
This team is my rock, my connection and my tribe! I’m so grateful to those who joined us for VFit Strong and to our loyal members for staying with us through thick and thin. I will never forget this time together!
Namaste, Trainer Lindsay
You write a company mission and vision, and it sounds lofty. Impossible. But it’s still something you WANT and know the world needs.
I would have never thought something like COVID-19 would happen in our lifetime and cause half the world to go into shelter in place.
I also would never have imagined we’d find a way to help so many with our online fitness studio. These past four weeks have brought me so much joy and light in the darkness of the unknown.
I’ve personally had goal smashing days, and then others barely wanted to get out of bed. The one constant with the VFITSTRONG tribe each and every day, there to lift me up. Light up my screen. Fill my heart!
Thank you to all of you who joined us, got out of your comfort zone, and took classes with our trainer team. I’m forever thankful we’ve been able to share VFit with you this past month.
Trainer and Director of Operations at VFit, Maria
VFit strong friends. What an amazing month we have had together! I have loved every moment of having you all in classes with me, and I hope you will continue your journey with us. You all truly do become, not only members, but also dear friends. I have made some of my best connections and friendships with this team.
VFit strong always,
Trainer Shari Belmarez
Thank you for lighting up my screen for the last month and allowing me and my silly boys into your homes as we sweat and coped together. Your energy was felt across the miles and I hope each 30 minute session together lifted you up and reminded you of how amazing and resilient you are! Be well!
Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” -Unknown
Team, these uncertain times have been challenging to say the least. But what has made it bearable is THIS community. You showing up to class matters! You matter.
You have made a huge impact on me. Your commitment and determination is inspiring. You have helped me during this time more than you know. It is nice to be included in this amazing and supportive environment. I appreciate you all. Be well friends
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