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Celebrating every type of love

Over here on 2nd ave, love is woven into the very fabric of who we are. So much so, it’s one of the main pillars in our mission statement. We know there are ALL kinds of love, and as we celebrate Valentine’s Day we are celebrating EVERY type. We wanted to highlight two members of our Firm Family who are BFFs and a beautiful example of the love found in best friendship! We bet you probably already know them, but if not, meet Kim and Jed. Check out their story of love and friendship below!


1/ How did you two meet? 

Jed: We met walking dogs on the streets of the North Loop 10 years ago.

Kim: We meet walking our dogs in the North Loop! He told me I needed a new winter coat.

2/ What was your first hangout like? Were you fast friends?

Jed: Our first hangout was on New Years Eve. I was on a date and we all bumped into each other at Monte Carlo and pressed on to JetSet to ring in the new year. The next morning, we unexpectedly bumped into each other at Cuzzy’s bar which led to a really fun day of champagne and Bloody Mary’s. 10 years later, we’re stuck with each other.

Kim: It was NYE 2011 at the Monte Carlo! It was so much fun we spent the next day together too! We have been best friends ever since!

3/ How do you inspire each other?

Jed: Kim doesn’t so much inspire me as much as she wears me down. For example, It took her a year to convince me to try The Firm. In the end, she’s always correct but don’t tell her I said that, I’ll never hear the end of it!!!

Kim: He inspires me to drink a lot of wine!

4/ You’re regulars around here on 2nd ave, how has working out together impacted your friendship?

Jed: Ironically, we rarely work out together mainly because, when we do, we get in trouble. We get yelled at in yoga for giggling to much, we get yelled at in cycle for talking to much and we get yelled at in Diva’s classes because we’re wearing too much clothing.

Kim: It took me awhile to get him to join but once he did….I liked him much better.

5/ What inspired you to pick The Firm as your fitness home?

Jed: At the end of the day, NO ONE does it better than The Firm. PERIOD!

Kim: It is the best the best. Where else would I go?

6/ How long have you been friends?

Jed: 10 years total. However, if you factor in the intermittent fights, dramatic episodes, and annoying habits, about half that time. Lol!

Kim: 10 years or 100…

7/ Hand in hand with that, what have you learned about love during your friendship?

Jed: Thick or thin, life and death, love and heartbreak, drama and peace, rain or shine, we’re stuck like glue.

Kim: That you can be so mad at someone and still love them the very next day!

We LOVE you Jed and Kim, and Firm Family!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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