Fitness Studio Bouncing Back After Pandemic

Vermont District Office  - Feb. 23,  2022

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Deshawn and Marla Thomas

South BTV Fitness Studio Bouncing Back After Pandemic

Every new year millions of Americans vow this is the year they are going to lose weight, join a gym and workout every day, and yet every year in the middle of February about 80% of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution abandoned it, according to a recent study. 

However, the owners of a South Burlington based fitness studio think the year 2022 may be the exception because there is still a waitlist for their classes eight weeks into the new year.

“Traffic always picks up in the new year, but this feels different. I think it’s because we have a vaccine for COVID-19 now. After being cooped up in their homes for so long, members really seem to enjoy getting out of the house and staying out of the house,” said Deshawn Thomas, who along with his wife Marla own Queen City Yoga & Fitness.

The waitlist and foot traffic are a welcome relief because at the height of the pandemic Queen City Yoga & Fitness had lost 150 of its members after spending four years building a robust and loyal membership.

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