Olympics in Beijing, The Big Movies included The Dark Knight and Iron Man, Minimum Wage was $6.55, the Phillies won the World Series and the Celtics took home the NBA Championship, Wall-E toys and Elmo Live were big Christmas gift buys.
All those things made the headlines in 2008.
What didn’t make any headlines is that Dean Carlson started Get Fit NH (now Cr8 Fitness) on May 8, 2008.
11 years later and he's grown a physical training business that is well known in the Capital area and far beyond. In fact Dean sold Get Fit NH- Concord to Coach Meagan Sbat last year so he could slow down just a bit. (The slowing down piece hasn't happened much as he is a 'wanted' speaker and teacher along with his desire to help more individuals succeed) Cr8 Fitness is thriving under his direction and guidance. Here is Dean's passion: "My life is better because of all the people who have walked through our doors over these last eleven years, and for that I am grateful. It is what drives me to serve you to the best of my ability, every day. Thank-you for being a part of our lives. Thank-you for the effort you put in to making yourself better so you can serve those special people in your life better. The world needs more of you. I am privileged that you call me “Coach”."
When we started out under the halogen light attached to the basketball hoop in the backyard (true story) at 5:00am on that crisp May morning, I always knew Dean could make this happen. Drew was 5 years old, and now he is going to driver's ed. KJ was 3 and Amy was 1 – and look at them now. We have 3 grandchildren for crying out loud! Dean and I are working toward 3 1/2 decades of marriage – my time flies.
Coach Dean wears his heart on his sleeve for all to see; "So when the junk is flying around you and it seems like life is about to crush you, know that you have a family that is here for you. We laugh together, cry together and love together. If that’s too mushy for you, too bad. I don’t say it enough, but you all mean the world to me. My challenge to you today is to hug someone just a little harder, smile just a little wider, and remember that you make a bigger impact on the world then you can ever imagine."
So thank-you. For putting your trust in us for these many years. For putting in the hard work to get better. For choosing every day to be extraordinary, to go out of your comfort zone, to make your health and fitness a priority.
Here’s to many more years…
of Making It Happen!
Coach Nancy side by side with Coach Dean