I'm a Wisconsin girl that moved to Indy to pursue a career in IndyCar racing. After 10 years of doing that, I decided to open a gym for three reasons: 1) I wanted to help people live healthier lives. 2) I used to be overweight and unhappy. 3) I hated working out alone. I opened the gym (called Kaha Fitness back then) in 2014 and it's been a wild ride. I'm most thankful for the incredible community of people I get to call my gym family. I believe we have the absolute best coaches and one of my favorite things is getting to see people do things they never thought they could. I also believe life is hard enough out there, so the culture of Together We Rise is focused on supporting the people around us... lifting, laughing and just being good human beings... TOGETHER.
There were two turning points that lead to me opening Together We Rise. The first happened in my late 20s. I was working a corporate desk job, I was overweight and I was OVER IT. Sitting all day, being sedentary at night and being absolutely lost about nutrition left me feeling hopeless. I knew I had to do something but I had no idea what. So I got some exercise videos and started working out in my basement. This lead to discovering the in-home workout program called Beachbody. I became a Beachbody coach, and completed P90X, Insanity and a few others. That's when I reached turning point #2. I was in decent shape at that point and decided to do another round of Insanity. On day one, I remember turning the video off mid-workout, sitting on the floor and thinking, 'I NEED PEOPLE.' I just didn't want to do it alone anymore. So I started exploring options to open the gym and the rest is history.