It has been an amazing, and lately crazy, journey and one that I’m grateful to be on with all of you. Five years ago, in April 2015, we taught our last 3 classes as a barre studio and closed Sunday for Easter (and some serious studio renovations). Monday, we re-opened as Alkalign.
Fast forward 5 years….four weeks ago, we closed our doors due to Covid-19. Twenty-four hours later we opened our online channels to an entirely new way of connecting via Live Stream classes. In the course of a month we have completely pivoted our business to 100% online and are now offering 35 classes per week that can either be taken live or later, providing the most flexibility possible to our amazing client community. Thank you to Lizzie, Marlene, Kate, Elise, Danielle B, Danielle E, Andrea, Erin G, Cathy, Pauline, Brigetta, Chelsea and Matt who have all stepped up to make this offering possible. Teaching and engaging virtually is no easy task and you all make it look so easy. Thank you to Tony, Ava, and Elle (and Bindi Blue!) for your patience and unconditional love.
I’m beyond grateful for the support of our die-hard Blue Crew. Whether you’ve been around since the very beginning, or you are newer to our Alkalign community, you are part of our family. I see you. I feel your love and support. Alkalign will not only survive, but it will also thrive because of you. Thank you to everyone who has purchased packaged, upgraded memberships and invested in more Alkalign flare than you could every possibly wear. Your acts of kindness do not go unnoticed. Your generosity and selflessness will never be forgotten.
On the outside, Alkalign is a fitness studio. On the inside, it’s so much more. Movement education is at the heart of what we do. Community is at the heart of who we are. Alkalign prioritizes safety, sustainability and long-term success while also providing a comprehensive, challenging and very effective workout with immediate benefits. It is proven. Time and time again, Alkalign is the place people that helps people feel better. It’s the place they return to when they are beaten up broken down from everything else. All of the reward of exercise without any of the risks that many other types of fitness present.
We’ve been through a lot together the last 5 (really 11 years). Birth, death, sickness and health. I vow to continue to do whatever I can to deliver what you need to the best of my ability. Let’s face it, we need this community and connection now, more than ever. I need YOU now, more than ever.
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t do it without you, nor would I want to.