Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks

Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games.  Thanksgiving is 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.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am grateful that I have a wonderful family.  My wife and young adult children have helped me create an indoor "playground" where families can have fun while improving their fitness together, and I am lucky that my family shares my dream of helping special needs children maximize their physical potential.  In fact, many of you have met my family members in the gym as they assist families during Open Gyms on Friday nights, Open Houses and play 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 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 comments and suggestions, we are now the only glow-in-the-dark, kids' fitness facility in the Washington, D.C, area that offers rock climbing, exergaming and a laser maze.  And, recently, we have added occupational and physical therapies to our list of family amenities to create a timesaving, one-stop-shop for family 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!

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