Yesterday, Mar. 16/2020 marked a big day in Southwest Strengths small history. We had a client reach the 1,000 class mark. 1,000 SW Active classes since the fall of 2015 (thats not including the pre-mind body days in the garage).
It still blows me away that we have got to this point in our community. Texting Amy yesterday telling her we were proud of her for doing the 1,000 classes, but we were even more proud being able to called her friend.
You see, the reason we started this crazy fitness business in the first place was to HELP people, REAL people. Amy Louttit’s accomplishments and commitment to our community is exactly the reason. We don’t care about what you can’t do, we care about what you can do today, so we can make you better for tomorrow.
The relationships we have developed with Amy and her family have been to the level of family. Her daughter baby sits our son, feeds our cats when we are gone, Chris builds things at Southwest Strength for us and is always quick to offer a hand, Amy’s son Zack keeps buying me books to read (lol). This happened because of the relationships we have built in the building of Southwest Strength.
Now for a pretty cool transformation. Amy Louttit has attended 1,000 classes. She has changed her lifestyle, her outlook on exercise from “exercising” to burn calories to becoming fitter. Our Southwest Active class is a fitness class that includes weight training (squatting, deadlifting, pressing), gymnastics/upper body work (body weight, DB work, etc) and a ton of aerobic work (mixed/cyclical, etc).
Amy has put in a ton of work over the 5 years. While I wont sit here and name all of her current abilities and progress. I will show you the difference between 5 lb’s down and 5 years of hard work. The picture below is the reason we talk about the scale vs body composition. NOT pictured here is the difference between how much more confident and comfortable Amy is in her body and with herself. Fitness and our community has brought a new way of looking at her lifestyle and she is fully invested to it.
Quote from Amy yesterday:
“Today marked a big accomplishment for me, 1000 classes at SWS. During this time period, I have learned a lot about myself. I have had highs and lows, but the confidence that I was able to gain in the gym spilled both into my personal and work life enabling me to push myself to do things that a few years ago I would not have tried. Thank you to my husband @clouttit and all the coaches at @southwest_strength for helping with this achievement. @sara.e.corrigal @ncorrigal_sws @joey_simms_sws and coach Kim as well as my SWS gym family. The comparison picture is Sept 12/15 (a month before the doors of SWS current location opened) and today. There is only a difference of approx 5 lbs, sometimes the scale doesn’t tell you everything. Thank you SWS and I can’t wait to see what the next 1000 classes bring.”
Amy and family. We are forever grateful for the commitment you have shown us over the years. We always take your goals and coaching you very seriously.
We also know there a ton of other wonderful Southwest Strength “5 Year” Stories that have happened. We are super proud of being able to create that sense of community at our gym, something that feels like HOME for so many. Sara and I are proud to call each and everyone of you our friends.
During this crazy time in 2020, we figured it would be good to read a lot of positives. We hope you guys share this to the world so they can read just how awesome Amy and our community is.