Dear FIRM Community – It is hard to be away from you. Our everyday interactions fuel our souls. The sounds of us laughing, weights dropping and music pumping are lost to silence. We all miss each other.
We care deeply about the community, our team, our values, our dignity and The FIRM Pride that has sustained us for 34 years.
It is with a heavy heart we announce The FIRM is closing indefinitely. We had to lay off all members of the FIRM team; this way they can obtain unemployment compensation. Additionally, we are having to make tough decisions with the building and property as these expenses continue.
If you would like to pay your April membership, the money will go toward final payroll obligations to the staff, virtual classes and trying to preserve the FIRM’s foundation. Full disclosure: You should think of this as a donation; virtual classes may be forced to stop at any moment and we do not know when we will be able to reopen. Under some circumstances, we may not reopen at all.
Thank you for your encouragement, prayers and the genuine kindness you have shown us and each other over all these years. What The FIRM family created defies what we are told is possible: people from all different / opposite walks of life coming together and creating a warm, welcoming, and loving community.
The FIRM Community has been an icon of human behavior at its “finest”. You did that and nobody will forget it!
P.S. As soon as we know more, we will be back in touch.