2018 has been an exciting year! We celebrated our 3rd anniversary and was voted the "Best Gym in Dallas" by both the Dallas Observer and Dallasites 101, among many other memorable moments throughout this year.
Most importantly, 2018 was amazing because of our GRITFAM community. The GRITFAM community is truly what makes GRIT Fitness so great. We are so much more than just another Dallas fitness studio - we are the GRITFAM and we are so grateful for all of you!
Keep reading for our Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2018!
1. Celebrating 3 Years of Business
On January 14, 2018, we celebrated three years of business! Founded by Chief GRIT Officer Brit Rettig, GRIT Fitness launched in a gritty East Dallas studio in January of 2015 and has now grown to 3 additional DFW locations in Addison, Design District, and SMU Blvd. Our team of 45+ instructors teach over 100 classes each week serving 500+ members.
We would not have been able to accomplish all of this without our amazing GRITFAM community. They are truly what sets GRIT Fitness apart from every other Dallas fitness studio and gym. We love the GRITFAM!
2. Doing Things Challenge with Outdoor Voices
In February 2018, we partnered with Outdoor Voices for the “Doing Things” Challenge. Participants had to attend 4 events at GRIT Fitness and the person who brought the most friends won a $250 shopping experience at Outdoor Voices, including 20% off for their friends and 1 month free to GRIT.
We had so much fun and it was wonderful meeting new members of the GRITFAM! We love community events and host over 50 events every year across the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex.
3. "Strongest Women in Dallas" Challenge – Over 170 Finishers!
Our March fitness challenge “Strongest Women In Dallas” had over 170 finishers! Way to break records, GRITFAM! We are so proud of our "Strongest Women in Dallas," which includes each and every single member of the GRITFAM!
Challengers had to complete 20 classes- 2 of each format to earn the “Strongest Women in Dallas” tank top.
4. Leading “Girl Power” Workout at Nike Football Warehouse
So many strong women came out to WERK with the GRITFAM at the Nike Football Warehouse in August. It was such an amazing experience getting to see the BTS of the Nike Football Warehouse in Dallas.
The GRITFAM is always popping up all over Dallas to werk it out with the community. Check out our upcoming events here - EVENTS.
5. Hosting 2 Fitness Retreats – Cabo & Lake Texoma
We hosted 2 fitness retreats in 2018. Our first fitness retreat took place in Cabo San Lucas and the second retreat was hosted at Lake Texoma.
The inaugural “New Year Best You” 2018 retreat was held at Prana Del Mar, a luxury yoga resort in Cabo San Lucas. GRIT instructors, Brit Rettig and Kaleigh Walker, led the relaxing and empowering fitness and wellness retreat. With a holistic focus, this fitness retreat nourished mind, body and soul.
The luxury yoga retreat included 3 chef-prepared meals per day and 3 daily workouts led by GRIT instructors. There was also a book discussion and morning beach meditations for a full mind-body-soul experience.
In June, we held our Summer Fitness Retreat at Tanglewood Resort located on Lake Texoma. GRITFAM members headed to Lake Texoma for a few days of fun and fitness. We think it's safe to say that everyone had a blast!
6. Launching Instructor Training / Certification Programs
In 2018, we officially launched our instructor training / instructor certification programs. Our instructor training programs include certifications for Circuit and Interval Training, powerbelle, and Revolution Cycle.
Certifications are open to everyone, you are not required to be a GRIT Fitness member nor a fitness professional to participate.
GRIT Fitness is recognized by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.
7. Cowboys Game - Sporty September Challenge
On September 30th, our Sporty September Challenge finishers headed to watch our hometown Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in a chartered bus / party bus!
Challengers had to “score” 100 points during the month of September to complete the challenge. 30 minute classes counted as a “field goal” (3 points) and 45-60 minute classes counted as a “touchdown” (6 points).
Challenge finishers scored a “GRITFAM ATHLETE” tank top and the option to go to the Dallas Cowboys game with the GRITFAM!
8. Addison Grand Opening Party
We opened our 3rd studio location in Addison (technically 4th but the East Dallas location has since been retired). We celebrated with drinks, treats, 20+ vendors, and raffle prizes from our amazing vendors! We had so much fun and were so excited to open our North Dallas doors.
9. Being Named “Best Gym” by Dallas Observer
We were so honored when the Dallas Observer named GRIT Fitness the “Best Gym” in Dallas of 2018.
“Today, gyms are more likely to be measured by the way they make you feel, the sense of community they provide and whether their offerings address the mind, body and soul. Now, a stellar workout is about total wellness, which is why GRIT Fitness tops our list. Founder Brittani Rettig believes in developing the whole person.” (Read Full Article at Dallas Observer)
10. Winning Dallasites 101 - Best New Fitness Studio of 2018 (GRIT Fitness Addison)
We were over the moon when our newest studio location GRIT Fitness Addison won Dallasites 101’s “Best New Fitness Studio of 2018.”
“Grit Fitness is more than just a fitness studio. Owner, Brit Rettig has created a culture surrounded [by] community, female empowerment, mental health and self-confidence, and thus created a cult-like fan base of followers who simply put, LOVE her workouts. They are energetic, fun and take place in a dance-club like environment." (Read Full Article at Dallasites 101).
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