Look what happens when you start small.
FiA also started small.
On 1/13/13 FIA started with just 3 people!
Firecracker (Jas Dillard), MMoniteur (Elizabeth Moniteur) and I (ChiaPet, Amy Rupertus Peacock) met together outside in Myers Park. We felt like rebels in the cold, misty am in Charlotte. We were out there to workout before any gym was even open. We had the streets completely to ourselves. My hubby MMOB tried to lead us F3 style.
Over the next few weeks we grew slowly. FNGs Tinkerbelle, Wheels, Xena Warrior Princess, Bubbles, Peaches, Axl, Guinevere, Fluffy, Malibu, Skippy, Chiquita, Rainbow Bright, Pocahontas, Cheetah, Julia and soon others came out…
Then it just took off!
Women do need FiA.
In just four years, we have created friendships and connections with girls of all ages and backgrounds, we have better health and fitness and more faith. We have a FiA board, an LLC, a robust website, sweet FiA gear, FiAevents, multiple workouts and emerging leaders all across FiAnation!
Life is so much better with FiA. Right? I know.
What would I do without FIA? Um. Not going there again.
I am thankful to God and the entire universe for FiA.
I am thankful for F3, we simply would not be here without them.
I am thankful for Firecracker for being the first to join me in the vision and always lending thoughts to balance and question my exuberant ways.
I am thankful for all FiAs across FiAnation, the new location leaders and Qs who guide us.
I am thankful for the FiA board who manages the website, growth, gear, events, legal and workouts.
You are in my heart and mind every single day.
You are AMAZING. You are BEAUTIFUL. You are STRONG.
You inspire me everyday.