Hey there. It’s been a while.
The last couple of months have been beyond packed, prepping to open the MADness in Charlottesville. As we got down to the wire, I had to unplug for a while, but I’m finally (almost) back to normal. And you know what that means — we’re finally up and running in Charlottesville.
It was an incredibly long road (relatively speaking) to finally get here, and given that fact, it was even more exciting to open the doors and share our MAD lifestyle with Charlottesville. Plus, I absolutely love how our space turned out.
There is something so vulnerable, raw, and simultaneously empowering about opening the doors to a business that you’ve invested so much of your energy into. This past weekend was exactly that, but so much better.
We offered four days of free preview classes, and had 200 people come through the door- some familiar faces, and some brand new. We were lucky to have one of our business partners, Georgi, up from Charlotte to coach and help bring the brand alive.
One of the things that I have always loved most about Charlottesville is how active and vibrant the community is. Runners (both marathon and recreational), yogis, triathletes, swimmers, rowers — we have it all, and an overflow of active individuals driven both by competition, and an inner drive for well-rounded health. That’s exactly what our brand is about. Our programming was developed to feed that need of the athletically minded and to enhance the performance of competitive and elite level athletes .
This week was our first week of official business, and I could not be more humbled and excited by the response of the community and all of our clients. Our clients have brought in so much energy, and so many friends, that it actually feels like we’ve been open for months.
Tomorrow marks the official end to our first week of business, and we’re kicking off the morning with a full class. It feels good to look at that in the system, but I can tell you it feels even better when we’re in the middle of a full, energy laden, and intense interval.
Now that I’m just about caught up with everything to be just marginally behind in life, I can catch up in all of the amazing meals, community finds, and updates that have been held back. Also, don’t be surprised if you see the blog get a facelift — I’ve been getting antsy with it, and I feel like fall is a good time for a style change.