You Were a Good One 2018!
You were a good one 2018. For GritCycle, 2018 was a GREAT year! We doubled in size and grew our Grit Family to an even bigger, more robust community of like-minded, wellness seekers, looking to better their health and spirits. While it’s impossible to narrow our favorite moment of 2018 to just one, specific occasion, we were able to compile a bundle of fantastic memories from our staff on what made this year so memorable. Here are a few of our favorites:
My favorite thing about 2018 at GritCycle, was everyone taking me in with open arms. The whole grit team from the front desk to senior instructors Having my back. I made so many new friends and it means a lot. Beyond that, my favorite thing is working with kids with developmental disorders. I feel like I get to contribute to the world. Routing for the underdogs and making these kids smile and laugh is epic. I count my blessings every day and Life is $%&ing good. –Kris
I met Robert in the Saddle Room at Gritcycle. That’s Definitely my best of 2018. –Shannon
“The best memory of 2018 is getting accepted into grad school at USC for a Master of Social Work. It has been a goal of mine for years, and to see all the hard work finally pay off was the best feeling ever!“-Tony
I have three: First, through hiking the trans-Catalina Trail. Second, when I became a GritCycle Instructor, and third was camping and hiking at the Grand Canyon. –Ritter
One of the main moments that stood out to me in 2018 was getting to speak in front of a group of strangers about the hardships I’ve been through this past year and how I used those situations to better myself. Getting to tell my story in hopes that it would inspire someone to make a positive change in there life was something I’ll never forget.–Sammy
My mom called me and said that Grit was holding auditions and to get my booty in there… she forwarded the Instagram post to me and I reluctantly showed up…I knew how amazing the instructors were at Grit and I had only been teaching for a few months but I made it! This picture is after my very first class I taught at Grit and my mom was there in the front row cheering me on. My full circle, moment of 2018.-Amanda F.
My personal best of this year is winning the 2018 State of SoCal and Nevada Time Trial! Not only was I the fastest female in my category and age group, but I completely surprised myself and came in second overall underneath a 25-year-old pro cyclist!!
It’s a very respected race in the cycling world and I was thrilled with the payoff of all that painful hard work!!
Below is a pic of me in my skin suit and time-trial bike and a picture of me in my 2018 championship SCNCA jersey! -Christy
Teaching to a room full of beautiful humans on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! One of my favorite times to teach is during holidays! Getting to have a room full of friends and some of their family and friends home for the holidays riding too! Grit is part of my family and I love getting to spend 45 minutes sweating and loving on all of you! Especially during the holidays–Nicci
“My top moments this year were definitely running my first marathon and becoming a Grit instructor! I had a great 2018!”-Kerry
“My best of 2018 was just the entire month of October 🙂 I started teaching at both Anaheim Hills and Costa Mesa, I got a promotion at work, and got married to my best friend!! Definitely the highlight of my year. Can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!”–Kelsey
#2 Playing in the Pham Band at the Gritty Up. I loved my pink tambourine.“–Cassie
We at GritCycle would like to acknowledge our fantastic community who allows such fantastic years to emerge! Without your support, your courage, your dedication and your willingness to give and show up for yourselves and others, GritCycle couldn’t be the special space that it is; for that, we are ever grateful. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.