Doing this will also help us alleviate our monthly operational losses. Our hope is that by April 2021 life and consumer practices will begin returning to a spot that will allow us to cover our operating costs and still run a kick-ass fitness community.
We have tapped into and applied to all government grant resources and will continue to do so to assure we can stay in business. Our Endorphin instructors, staff, and members have worked tirelessly, with many volunteering their time, to keep this community alive. Why? Because we feel we are different.
Our community was born out of a love for comradery, inclusivity, innovation, and honoring the amazing coaches by letting them teach from their heart and soul and do their thing. Instead of conforming to the corporate, cookie-cutter look, feel, and style of operation, we opted for maintaining who we are: organic, affordable, locally curated, inclusive, and full of good energy.
As a community, we believe that mind-body activity is the best drug for combating a large list of lifestyle challenges and medical conditions like obesity, stress, anxiety, and depression. And as we have learned most recently, staying connected and having positive relationships is key to maintaining stability and thriving.
No matter what happens over the next several months, our commitment is to give every effort to adapt, try new things, keep costs low, and keep everyone strong - physically, mentally, and spiritually. Your donation means a lot to our Endorphin family and to those who would otherwise not be able to move with us.
Thank you for your donation.
History of Endorphin:
We opened up our first fitness center, Qi, in Denver in 2007 when we had two young children and full-time jobs in public health. We were young, maybe a little dreamy, and chose to open a gym because of our joint love for fitness, movement, and coaching. Our best relationships, friends, and family were built around activity and we wanted more people to experience that sense of comradery and community. We loved our public service roles yet we knew we wanted to be involved more directly with people to improve the health of our communities. A fitness club was something that leveraged our passions. In 2014, the fitness studios were rebranded and relaunched as Endorphin, expanding to 11 locations in 2017 and now currently operating 5 locations (Denver and Eagle).
Throughout the last 13 years, we have learned a lot and have always reinvested any good financial years back into the company in an effort to build a larger and more connected community. And in those hard years, we have taken from our personal savings to keep it alive, believing and knowing that as new entrepreneurs we were still learning, making mistakes, and getting back up to make better decisions.
Endorphin has been recognized for many years for excellence receiving yearly awards and accolades from 5280 Magazine, MINDBODY, Denver's A-List, Vail Daily, Class Pass, etc.
Owners Chris and Corina have received and been nominated for various community and city awards such as a Bronze Star, Eagle County Community Impact Award, Denver's 40 under 40, and 9 news Leader of the Year for their commitment and work in public health, obesity prevention, behavioral health, empowering women, the elimination of health disparities, and improving health care access. Chris is a combat veteran and Corina is a first-generation American, daughter of a refugee immigrant and Latina immigrant. Endorphin is a family-owned and operated small business and has persevered through the hard work and dedication of so many instructors, staff, and community leaders over the years.
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