[email protected] Training for Warriors, East Metro has made the move to their new, bigger location, in the middle of a pandemic, while growing their client base. A story that shows the …
Training for Warriors, East Metro has made the move to their new, bigger location, in the middle of a pandemic, while growing their client base. A story that shows the relationships built, by Husband- and-Wife team Brian and Jody Waldo and their coaches. TFW moved from a 1,200 square foot facility to a facility with over 8,000 square feet on two levels. They have even added a dedicated studio space to record online training videos.
TFW takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. They do not work only on the body, they look at nutrition, sleep, mental, and spiritual health as a package deal. The one-on-one work the coaches do with their clients in personalized from the start to help people reach their overall health goals.
The Grand Opening Ceremony started with an introduction by Councilman Steve Dennis. Dennis spoke to the power of local businesses along with the community investment aspect that helps build a bigger, better and stronger Cottage Grove.
After Dennis, Jody Waldo spoke on the pride she had for her husband reaching his lifelong dream and the dedication that it took to get there. A brief intro into how the whole journey started and how she was glad he made that phone call back when he did. The journey started when Brian met a man named Martin Rooney, the founder of TFW.
“He called me and said, I met this guy named Martin Rooney, and he wants me to be a part of this program called training for warriors, and he said he felt like their values and their coaching model was something that he could be a part of and I wasn’t quite sure, but he was and he was right. It’s been a great adventure. And it’s led us to where we are today,” explained Waldo.
That led to the surprise of the day. Rooney was not able to make it in person, but he surprised his friend and joined via Zoom. After a few minutes of fixing technical issues with the call, we heard from Rooney. Rooney confirmed the story Jody told and explained the relationship they all built with each other and the students of the fitness dojo.
Finally, we heard from Brian himself who spoke about the familial approach his team takes when working with the students, something that gave him great pride during the pandemic. His students were there for each other and they all did things to motivate each other during a time they could not meet in person.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, folks were able to explore the new facility, learn more about the services offered and enjoy some refreshments and snacks before heading out.
To learn more about TFW, find them online at tfweastmetro. net. The full ceremony was recorded by the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission. Watch their website for when that video is released. Swctc.org