Dear World (or Seattle Fitness Fiends!),
The idea of having my own business came to me when I was about 5 years old:) better late than never, RIGHT?! And it was in 2008 when I received an award for Seattle's Magazines Best Boot Camp Instructor.... that I thought maybe it is time to work for myself. So it is official... this dream of mine has really coming to fruition. Of course it didn't just happen or I would have been in business by age 7. In this case it has taken a multitude of circumstances that have brought me to this point: I have experienced more than one career, discovered something that I am passionate about, studied and lived it. I do my best (some days are more enthusiastic than others:) everyday to be a committed fitness coach/trainer/boot camp instructor, and have had the amazing opportunity to work with a smart, strong, compassionate, extremely hardworking, successful, and complex group of people.
Helping people become healthier and happier makes the world a better place. Just the other night we had friends and family over and night they told stories- of dragging their friends to the stairs, making their colleagues workout with them, quitting smoking and challenging others to do the same, inviting their non running significant others to run walk for a cause- just to name a few. I know that my friends and family affected their friends, families, colleagues etc. Those enthusiastic, fit communities are out there progressing everyday!
People say to me all the time; Chris, I would like to get healthier, lose weight, be consistent with an exercise program, do more running (it is true there ARE people that say this), eat better, have more energy, be happier, relieve stress etc. If you REALLY want something go get it and never look back and keep working at it....it only took me 35 years....proof that it is never too late:) To all of my clients and students out there I know that you have the strength, and courage to do anything you set your mind to....you CAN do it! In retrospect, when pursuing my goals I had fears and sabotaging moments (you know those times when you say it is too hard, or you are conveniently motivated to do the things that come easy to you....for me-go for a jog, walk my dogs, cook, take care of my family, maybe a few lunges:). However, I have been surrounded by a community of family (pets included), friends, clients and students who inspire and motivate me everyday.
That's why I would like to say together....WE CAN DO THIS!
Thanks for your support every step of the way,
The President, Manager, Administrative Assistant, Personal Trainer....and only employee (for now!) of Kirchoff Fitness LLC!!