Valentine's Day is always bittersweet for some of the Veteran Reign Fitness Members as we remember one of our very own who passed 3 years ago.
Mayra was not only a personal training client of mine for over 5 years but she naturally became one of my good friends. You get to know someone really well when you see them 2-4 times a week, every week, for over 5 years.
She also helped to form the family of clients that would surround me and unconditionally support me in the early part of my career.
For her belief in me...
I will be forever grateful.
Mayra did not have a single mean bone in her body and was truly the most genuine and kind hearted person. At the same time she was a feisty Mexicano Women that embraced her culture and was never afraid of a fight. She would never back down from anything.
She taught me all the spanish that I know to this day and the fact that it's all curse words or food references makes me smile. That was Mayra.
Mayra always worked hard, put her own shit on hold when she came into the gym so that she could give it her best, and over time... opened up to build relationships with my other personal training clients. (about 30 other founding members)
When I hit a tough time she was always there to cheer me up and drive me crazy at the same time. I could always count on her to do both.
When Mesha and I decided that we would start Reign, she was 155% behind me and was so proud to be a part of it. I can never repay her for this, for her belief in me, for her to extend her hand to help in anyway she could, for her strength when I needed it, and for having my back.
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