When It Ends It Begins

“Endings are not only part of life; they are a requirement for living and thriving, professionally and personally.” (THRIVING being the operative word here… ) ~Dr. Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings

On Friday, after 5 years, Eric and I closed the doors at Iron Body Studios. It’s been 5 years of lifting, laughter, lessons learned, and definitely many challenges.


As coaches, over the 5 years, Eric and I helped many people of all ages and various goals, move better, get stronger, live healthier, happier lives and ultimately achieve their strength and fitness goals.

As business owners, over the 5 years, Eric and I had experiences, overcame challenges, and learned lessons that we would not have otherwise learned had we not owned a small business… and boy do we have stories. Often times we joke that we should write a book with all the tales we could tell.

Over the 5 years, professionally, Eric learned that his passion truly lies in Athletic Training and my career led me to many opportunities outside of Iron Body Studios’ facility, such as teaching workshops, speaking engagements, writing, and online clients.

Owning and operating a facility served its purpose, but as life is not stagnant, our professional paths led us away from owning and operating a facility, and our professional goals evolved to align with these new paths.

Closing Iron Body Studios allows us to follow these new paths and personally, as a couple, allows us to have more time for a personal life and to grow as a couple.

For us, this farewell is not bittersweet, but rather exciting and liberating as we are both more than ready to close this chapter and move forward onto the next adventure.

Do not fear endings. Embrace them as they open the door for change and new opportunities and allow you to continue to reach your goals and dreams and to live life to the fullest because when it ends, it begins 😉 …

Farewell Iron Body Studios, it’s been real, OH SO REAL!


Small Group Training Availability through December 2016

at CORE, 250 Cypress Street, Brookline, MA 02445


In my last few months here in Boston I will continue to train small groups out of Tony Gentilcore’s facility CORE. SO, if you are interested in getting your kettlebell on and joining one of these groups fill out the contact form below and I will send you all the details.

Right now I have availability in the following group days and times:

  • Mondays 11 AM
  • Tuesdays 11 AM
  • Thursdays 11 AM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM
  • Saturdays 7 AM

I Am Not Afraid ToLift® – The Retreat

With presenters Artemis Scantalides, Dr. Lisa Lewis, and Julia Ladewski!

Phoenix, Arizona


When: May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017

(This is a 2 1/2 Day Strong Body, Strong Mind Retreat Event for Women Only!)

WhereArizona Grand Resort & Spa, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway Phoenix, Arizona 85044


Read all about this event and register HERE

Early Bird pricing ends November 30, 2016.

(.8 NASM CEUs approved, I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is a registered trademark.)

2 Comments on “When It Ends It Begins

  1. Takes a lot of courage to make these kind of changes and face uncertainties. Best wishes to both of you for success.

    tom s


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