I thought I’d spend some time this week telling you a little bit about who I am. In passing conversations with members there are oftentimes when I hear people say, “Oh, I didn’t know that about you.” So today I’m going to share a little with you….
I am a mom.
I have two wonderful, strong, beautiful, kind, smart daughters.
Charlotte is 8 and in 3rd grade. She is wise beyond her years. Empathetic. Caring. Kind. A rule follower.
Brooklyn is 6 and in 1st grade. Strong. Feisty. A fashionista. Happy go lucky (until it doesn’t go her way :).
They both are amazing in their own way and I am blessed (most days 🙂 to have them call me mom.
I am a teacher.
I have been teaching in Bedford since 2001. First as a seventh grade science teacher and now as the enrichment coordinator at Lurgio. I coached soccer and basketball for numerous years (and played them as well). Working with those stinky, moody, quirky adolescents keeps me young and on top of my game.
I am a widow.
My husband of almost eight years passed away in July 8, 2016 after a very fast four month battle with cancer (We got married on 08/08/08 thinking it’d be lucky….).
This was just two months after opening Elevate, I wasn’t off to a good start.
However, in the three years since, I have gained strength, perseverance, resiliency and perspective….
I have gained amazing new friendships. Became closer to my incredibly supportive family…
I have learned to do things like run a snowblower (and you should’ve seen my excitement when I discovered it had reverse!).
I have become an expert at unclogging toilets (oh the stories I could tell).
I have discovered I hate weeding, mowing my lawn and weed whacking.
Most importantly, I have learned that things don’t always work out the way you planned, so try to be the best version of yourself everyday. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and put one foot in front of the other. That’s all you can do.
I am a gym owner.
Many people… friends, families, strangers… have asked, “Why don’t you let the gym go? It’s so much on your plate. You need to lessen your load.”
My answer… the people. The members. The coaches. I feel blessed that I am surrounded by so many WONDERFUL people at Elevate. Working out. Coaching. Becoming friends. The atmosphere energizes me and honestly, some days that is what keeps me going.
I am a person. Loyal. Compassionate. Genuine. Hardworking. Honest.
I work hard every day to be the best version of myself, to be a positive role model for my kids, be a good gym owner, be a great teacher…. It’s not easy. I’m not going to lie.
Some days I make mistakes. Sometimes I mess up. Sometimes I forget things. Juggling a house, motherhood, a fulltime job and a gym isn’t easy.
But I do give it my all. I promise I am doing my very best to make Elevate the best atmosphere of support, community and accountability for all of the members.
If you’re a member, thank you. I value you. If I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you, I hope I get to soon.
If you ever have a question or concern, honestly anything….. Do me a favor. Send me an email. Call me or shoot me text (603-289-6751). Let’s talk about it. Don’t make assumptions.
If you’re not a member and are considering it, please do. Come check us out for a free week and see why some call it a gym, but we call it a family.
So there you have it. Amy Rockwell, owner of Elevate Health Studio, in a nutshell. If you made it to this sentence, thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about me. If you ever are up for sharing your story with me, I’d love to hear it!