Meet our new moms

Professional athletes are known for their dedication to training. But think about it, what's more physically demanding, playing a ball game, running a marathon -- or the act of giving birth?

We're very proud that several of our members chose to train through their pregnancies. Sarah gave birth to her second child in April and is is back at the gym at 6 a.m. this month. Katie trained right up until 2 days before the delivery of her first child in May. And Mandi, one of FIT's longest tenured members, trained through her first pregnancy (nearly setting a personal squat record in the process) and is expecting her second child in November.

With a bit of modification of some exercises as their pregnancies progress, we've found that expectant moms can safely participate in our group training classes and maintain or increase their fitness.

A strong healthy mom means a better chance of a strong healthy baby.

Eric Marsh
FIT will be closed on Memorial Day

FIT will be closed on Monday. We hope you enjoy the long weekend for those of you that have it off.

We hope you will take time to reflect on the sacrifices the holiday is meant to honor.

Here's a brief summary of Memorial Day's significance from history.com:

"Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday."

Eric Marsh