Instructor Spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Kelly M.

If you’ve walked into the doors at The Firm, odds are you know Kelly and she knows your name. She was a part of the original triumvirate who opened the doors of The Firm EXACTLY 30 years ago today, August 29th 1986. For our 30th anniversary we wanted to highlight the woman who has made the past 30 years full of fun, exercise, badassery, and done it all with a sparkle in her eye! She is our fearless leader, and we continue to be inspired by her. Read on to get to know Kelly a little better!

1/ When you were a kid what was your absolute favorite way to move? – Running around the neighborhood unsupervised with my friends from morning until my mom called me home for dinner…no internet, no cable…and NO DEVICES.

2/ What was your inspiration to become a part of the Fitness community? – David Gray, a creative genius, who became one of my original business partners. His energy and passion were infectious.

3/ What was the first day at The Firm, A Workout Studio like? –Uh-May-Zing! We were 22. We had enough money for first and last month’s rent and two stereo systems. We couldn’t afford a sign so we hung a banner over the awning and threw a party…and over 500 people showed up.

4/ Over the past 30 years what has stood out the most for you? – Over the past 3 decades, I’ve been profoundly blessed to work with so many talented and dedicated people, who all brought such positive energy, great passion and extraordinary commitment to The Firm clients, whose loyalty throughout the years has been extremely humbling.

5/What is one thing you would want everyone in MPLS to know about The Firm?  –The environment at The Firm is that of one great big welcoming family for all who walk through its doors. It’s like the “Cheers” of fitness…where everyone really does know your name.

6/ Last but not least, what’s one thing you cannot live without?  – Faith, exercise, husband and business partner Neil, my kitty, friends, family, music and books.

Thank you Kelly for leading us and making the past 30 years possible! Happy Anniversary, we are so proud to be a part the Firm MPLS team, we love you!

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