Hi guys, Coach Mitch here. As most of you know, I tend to be more reserved than Coach Cami. I am not a very open or emotional person and I tend to keep things to myself. But, we’ve been asked a lot of questions in the last few days after announcing some changes that will be happening at the gym, and I wanted to open up a little bit about this decision for us.

First, thank you everyone for sharing your kind words, your support means so much to all of us. We understand that change can be hard, and we wanted to provide some depth to our “why”. 

2019 has been a year that has put a lot of things into perspective for me, and my little family, but a lot more for me than I realized, even as I reflect on this right now. With the hardships we went through to grow our little family, the loss of friends, the loss of loved ones within our gym family, and the health problems with my dad- 2019 has had its fair share of ups & downs. A lot of “life” has happened this year. 

My big take away from this year, as I sit here trying to articulate my thoughts, is that my family is not always going to be here. We need to take advantage of the time we have with them. That goes for Bonnie (our 2 year old) all the way up to my 80 year old grandparents.

Also, health and wellness should be at the forefront of our priorities. Money makes the world go around, but if you’re spending all of your time at work and all of your money on hospital bills, are you even living?

This decision is one so that we can raise our little family, closely around family. If I’m being totally honest, I feel like I have been out of touch with my family over the last 5 years. My Dad in the last 6 months has had a heart attack, a stroke, and 2 days ago he was taken back to the hospital for more complications, and is still admitted while they try to figure out what’s going on. Cami and I both feel very strongly that, while we are so proud of the business we built from the ground up and the relationships that we have built over the years, we don’t want to look back on our life regretting the time we missed with family because we were busy running a business.

We know everyone wants to know “what this means for me”. Well, to be honest, not much. We aren’t leaving the gym, just changing roles. We will still be involved, as members, as coaches, and behind the scenes for however Brian & Gabby need us. If you are reading this, we consider you friends, and our extended family, so we wanted to keep you in the loop with full transparency. There will be busy seasons on the ranch when you will see us less, and there will be slow seasons where you’ll see us more. But, we will still be around. The nice thing is that MidState will be in the hands of a family that has been there, for us and for MidState, from the beginning. The Bouchers love MidState and want to see it succeed just as badly as we do. They are sacrificing more than you know to keep MidState open for business, and they believe in you, and the community just as much as we do.