We’re so excited to get to celebrate our one year anniversary with every single one of you.
Chances are, if you have come to Sweat Fixx in the past 365 days, you’ve taken a class with Michelle Thomas. As one of the original 4 instructors, Michelle’s presence behind the mic has paved the way for the workouts that we now all enjoy. That HIIT Fixx class? You can thank a certain someone for taking an idea, and putting it to the test (think she doesn’t give breaks now? that first test class only had 10 second breaks.)
Michelle is a force to be reckoned with – she leads by example, works hard, and always will cheer you on. She notices everything, and will be the first to congratulate you on your new PR or on those heavier sets of weights. So, as we take a look back on the past year, we’re putting Michelle into our instructor spotlight to learn more about what motivates her.
How did you first hear about Sweat Fixx, and why did you decide to join the crew?
I saw Elise’s post on Instagram announcing the opening of Sweat Fixx and immediately messaged her. It was strange, yet perfect, timing… I needed to pick up a few more classes, and the gym I was previously working at had just sold their rowing machines. I was excited to have the opportunity to still teach rowing classes.
Elise and I clicked right from the start. I knew right away I would enjoy working with her, and the rest of the team. It was not long before my “few classes” turned into six classes, and then I was switching gears to a full time career in fitness and working solely for Sweat Fixx. I can truly say that 4 months later, I am still very happy to have made that decision!
A year later, what keeps you coming back?
Well that is easy… the #fixxfam, of course! Not only is it the greatest team to be a part of, the clients that have become part of this #fixxfam are the absolute best! In the last year, I have been lucky enough to create some of the greatest friendships, and meet amazing people. All during that time, I was able to see clients get stronger, meet goals and continue to show up AND work their hardest every day. It is the greatest part of being in the fitness industry, and makes me love my job.
Sweat Fixx has been fortunate enough to expand this community to a second location, and now we have double the amazing clients and I am truly excited to go to work everyday. Not only do I learn clients names, I get the chance to learn a little about themselves, their lives, and be a part of their daily routine.
What’s your favorite Sweat Fixx memory from the past year?
Just one?! There are have been so many over the last year. I will have to say when we took the crew to Market Street for the second time to close out the On The Green season with lululemon, and CRUSHED our own record that we previously set earlier that summer. So many of the greatest clients, friends and family showed up for Sweat Fixx. To look out in a crowd of over 150, and then glance next to me at the best crew, was a feeling I will never forget.
When you are not at Sweat Fixx, where can we find you?
Working out, at Whole Foods, or posted up in a coffee shop continuing to build on this dream of creating a place that anyone and everyone can come workout and feel good about themselves. The work never ends, but sitting and brainstorming ideas and working on new things is what it takes and there is nowhere else I’d rather be!
We know you are all about #FuelFixx, but what is your guilty pleasure?
Red wine, dark chocolate and I love good craft beers. Trying new breweries is one of my favorite things to do! I truly believe in balance – most days I am focused of fueling my body correctly so that I feel good and avoid the guilt that comes from “indulging” as much as possible.
One thing you are looking forward to this year?
We have a lot of events coming up with Sweat Fixx that I am really excited about. I am really looking forward to continuing to create relationships and connections with other fitness studios in the area. It is so great when we can come together and support each other all while having a blast! I am also looking forward to another year of crushing goals and laughing alongside my team!
Anything else you’d like to add?
I truly cannot believe it has already been a year, yet at the same time I feel like I have been part of this amazing team for many years! We have had an outstanding first year with so many memories and accomplishments. I am so excited for what’s in store in the next year with the best #fixxfam!