Leslie is a native of Rutland and attended Rutland High School. From there she attended the University of Vermont and in 2007 she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Nutrition and Food Science.
After living and working in Rhode Island for a short time after college, Leslie and Dan decided to move back to their hometown of Rutland to be closer to family and enjoy everything that Vermont has to offer. An active and healthy lifestyle has always been a very vital aspect of her life:
“It is so important to me that my boys (Sawyer 5, Mason, 2) grow up in an environment that promotes physical fitness, positive mental health and wellness. Owning and working in a fitness club is such a logical arena for me because it allows me to utilize my passion for health and wellness and helping others, while also continuing to practice those things myself and set a positive example for my kids.”
Leslie serves as a board member for the nonprofit organization Rutland Young Professionals and enjoys being active within the community:
“Volunteering and community engagement provides me the opportunity to give back to a town that has given so much to me and my family over the years. As a small business owner in a town you grew up in, you are able to connect with your membership on a much deeper level. Some of our members I have known since I was 5 years old! Seeing them at the club is like hanging out in our neighborhood again.”
When talking about their mission as owners, Leslie feels passionately about the success of others and states there is a lot joy that comes with helping people feel better both mentally and physically.
“I take so much pride in the service we provide and I love seeing people achieve their goals. When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like a job. It is so much more to me and to my family; it is a lifestyle. We are extremely fortunate to live and breathe it every day and share in the journey and experience of members. Those are the intangible things that keep me going and continuing to work as hard as I do to bring the best possible experience to everyone that joins.”