Transcript for Body-positive wellness center opens virtual doors during pandemic
the brand-new fitness and wellness center in Georgia taking a hard hit when the pandemic struck. This small company's pivot paying off. My name is abbey Griffith. I'm 24 years old and I'm a nsma certified trainer and health coach. I'm also the owner and founder of clarity fitness in Decatur, Georgia. It opened in 2020, before covid it was definitely a place where people felt comfortable, they felt welcomed. They felt empowered and recharged. Before, during and after coming into our doors, we were really working hard to be a community resource. Welcoming and loving of everyone no matter what. When the pandemic hit, we were definitely not expecting it. We were open for about 2 1/2 months before we closed. It definitely shook us. It was scary and we had no idea what was going to happen with such a pivot in the change in direction that we thought we were going as we really needed to go back to the drawing board and figure out how we could pivot as a company. We realized that this was in a way a blessing in disguise and we could find a way to tap into a whole new community of people that really are looking for that body positive approach to wellness and really wanting some type of empower and joyful movement from home, even if they can't come to the gym because they live across the country. So we opened our virtual doors to the whole world and brought in some new clients. Definitely want to see that people can enjoy life as it is and just find different ways to shift their thinking about things. I do think that clarity fitness will survive this pandemic. We stay on top of what the CDC is recommending we do. We have made sure that our trainers are either staying completely virtual or really focusing on that social distancing when they are there, there is no hands-on corrections of form whatsoever, that six-foot bubble is in place the whole time that we're in the facility. I do want to see people really starting to latch on to the sense of enoughness and that sense of empowerment especially when the stress is so high I think that when you're stressed, and you don't feel like you're good enough, that really leans in heavy and to be an outlet for people to release that would be absolutely amazing.
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