As a child growing up, I was keenly aware of what a happy home involves. I lived in a happy home. I knew that what my family had was special and it had nothing to do with our very modest house. That was just the walls that held a family filled with love, laughter and support. That was the place my brother, sister and I could always go and be loved and encouraged. That house could have been a mansion or it could have been a cave, but it wasn’t. It was a twin home on the south side of Fargo, ND. That little, unimpressive looking house was probably one of the most beautiful homes in the world.
I see a perfect parallel from my childhood home to what we are building at ODIN. Our community is amazing. Not because we have a fancy building or pretty things. Our community is amazing because of YOU. You give it your best and you encourage others to do the same. You truly want to see those around you succeed and you are willing to help! I know if I am having a bad day, all I need to do is jump in a class and feel the positivity and support. I hope that you all feel that way as well. It is because of this that ODIN is probably one of the most beautiful gyms in the world.
ODIN is not a warehouse space on Patrick Street. It is a family filled with joy, love, strength and beauty. ODIN is a group of amazing people who work hard to be their best. ODIN is a home.
If the home is strong, a nicer house can’t hurt! Bobby and I would like to announce that ODIN IS MOVING! We have found a new location that is within 2 miles of our current space. This new gym will have space for more equipment, a second gym area so Kid’s classes or Yoga can take place at the same time as regular classes. We will now have showers! The walls will not be crumbling brick and the bathrooms will have mirrors:)
Our house will be getting bigger and better, but we will work to make sure our home remains the same. We know what is important and we will continue to focus our time and energy on building a positive and supportive environment, providing the highest quality coaching and programming, and making sure your hour at the gym is the best part of your day. We will just be doing it in a bigger, prettier house!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way. Without all of you, this would just be the dream Bobby and I had years ago in the backyard (ODIN’s first house).