Giving Thanks

Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games.  Thanksgiving and the holidays are also a time to reflect on the previous year(s) and to be grateful for the people who have bettered our lives.

Today’s blog will focus on why I am thankful this year.

On this Thanksgiving, I am grateful that I have a wonderful family.  My wife and young adult children have helped me create a cutting-edge, indoor “playground” where families can have fun while improving their fitness together, and I am lucky that my family shares my dream of helping people maximize their physical potential whether they are children, adults, senior citizens, pro athletes or have special needs.  In fact, many of you have met my family members in the gym as they assisted families during Open Houses and played with the children during special events.

I would be remiss if I did not recognize and thank my Fitness for Health family.  I have the best staff, and my fitness trainers and occupational and physical therapists are not only experts in their fields, but share my dedication to our local community.  Their innovative and creative approach to therapeutic fitness has helped kids – and adults – of all ages and abilities enjoy the benefits of physical activity while conquering their fear of trying new activities.

I am also thankful for you – my Fitness for Health friends.  As many of you know, a few years ago, our facility experienced damage from a building fire, and it took us almost a year to rebuild our gym.  We tried to take the tragedy in stride, and used the opportunity to make Fitness for Health’s facility even better.  Due to your children’s and families’ comments and suggestions, we are now the only fitness facility in the Washington, D.C, area that offers rock climbing, state-of-the-art exergaming and an amazing laser maze for children and adults.  And, we are proud to have added cutting-edge, occupational and physical therapies to our list of services to create a timesaving, one-stop-shop for families seeking multiple services.

During this time of giving gratitude, I’d like to thank you again for your continued support and patronage.

From our Fitness for Health family to yours, I wish each of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and holiday season!

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