7 Self Care Practices For Overachievers

Last year I suffered from a stress induced illness called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which temporarily paralyzed the left side of my face. I was shocked when the doctors told me that despite living a “healthy lifestyle” (i.e. exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet) this sickness is caused 100% by stress – that’s right, a lack of mental health!

The cure/prevention was not to do more but rather to do less. My doctor essentially prescribed me a heavy dose of R&R – I was supposed to CHILL OUT in order to get better. For a Type A, highachieving person, this is totally counterintuitive. Do nothing? Do you know who I am? I thrive in stressful situations! I thought I was going to go crazy! However, I’m grateful for the illness and for my recovery process because they taught me to value self-care. And if you are a high-achiever, self-care is not going to the gym or writing a “to do” list or reading a book about growing your business. Self-care is just relaxing and then relaxing some more… that’s it! It’s about placing a high value on “me time.” It’s about learning to CTFD (calm the F down). Here are 7 ways I chilled out during my recovery from Ramsay Hunt and ways I still chill out today. They are NOT productive, but they are relaxing which makes me a mentally healthy woman…

  1. Get artistic – Buy a coloring book and color a few pages (for real), draw, make a beautiful bouquet of flowers for you bedroom, find some arts and crafts on Pintrest, etc. I find creating something from nothing is very therapeutic, especially when there is no pressure to perform and the final product is simply for me to enjoy!
  2. Write a letter to yourself – Pretend you are living 10 years from now in you DREAM life and write a letter of encouragement, advice and hope to yourself today.
  3. Go for a walk – Don’t jog, or run, or count your calories.  Just walk for the sake of enjoying the walk.  I recommend listening to a fun book, podcast or a relaxing music.  I personally like to listen to praise and worship music and I find that I’m instantly calmed.  My dog, Pearl, often joins me for these 🙂
  4. Soak in Epsom salt – Yay bath time!  Fill up the tub with warm water, bubbles and Epsom salt (great for reducing inflammation in the body).  Light a yummy candle and just soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy a face mask – I’m obsessed with paper masks.  Trader Joe’s Rich Hydrating Face Sheet Mask is my personal fav.  I like to put on one of these and enjoy a glass of wine.  Very relaxing. I also got into acupuncture. At first I was just going because I wanted to get my face moving again, but then I really loved it and usually fall asleep and take an amazing nap while the needles settle in.
  6. Read (just cuz) – No self-help or business growth books allowed!  Just read something mindless and fun.  I like romantic comedy fiction novels but just pick whatever interests you, as long as it s NOT productive and ONLY fun!
  7. Follow a morning routine – About a month ago I started following a morning routine and it totally brightens my day! I actually look forward to waking up and following my routine.  Every morning I take my supplements (one of which is cherry-flavored gummy biotin supplement), take a shot of Elderberry Syrup, make a cup of black coffee in my Keurig, and have “Quiet Time” (more the quiet time later)

Most importantly, I believe self-care should be done ALONE! So the focus is you and only you. Sometime we think a movie night with a friend or a girl’s night out is self-care, but the reality is that when we are with other we usually consider their wants and needs and make compromises. Self-care is about making time for you and only you! What are your fav self-care practices? Please share, I’d love to hear!

xo, Brit

2018 Top 10 Most Memorable Moments

Keeping the 5 year tradition alive! So happy to share the highs and lows of 2018 – I’m grateful for all of it. If you want to go back in time, here are my year end reviews for 2013, 2014, (think I missed 2015), 2016 & 2017…enjoy and be blessed! xo, Brit

1. Giving a TEDx Talk

This was hands down the most exhilarating experience of my year. It challenged me and took my back to my old high school speech and debate days (nerd alert). Not only did it challenge my public speaking skills it forced me to be super introspective as a leader and really dissect my leadership style and be vulnerable about sharing my passion for people and building a strong, sustainable community of women that I lead at GRIT Fitness. You can watch my TED talk at the link below (I’m the very last speaker and go on at 04:02:00): https://livestream.com/tedx/events/8155001

2. Hosting 2 Wellness Retreats (Cabo + Lake Texoma)

GRIT Retreat from Rachel Heacox Films on Vimeo.

Now these were just fun! I like to call them the “fitness bachelorette parties” instead of retreats, lol. My friend/teammate Kaleigh Walker approached me with the idea of hosting a retreat, something I’d never done before, and we did it! It took lots of planning (itineraries, collecting payments, logistics, communications, creating workouts, etc) but it was an awesome experience. Hosting these retreats totally gave one of those “OMG I can’t believe this is my job” moments. I remain so grateful for my work. It’s so hard to believe that only 4 years ago I wrote this blog post “10 questions to ask yourself before you quit your job”, just when I decided to quit my long term management consulting career… so glad I took the leap!

3. NYC reunion with my business school friends

Rooftop chilling at The Jane Hotel NYC with my best friends from Harvard Business School

Work hard play hard! Over the summer I had the good fortune of taking a trip to NYC, during which I took a TON of fitness classes and spent lots of quality time with my best friends from business school. I bonded with the ladies almost 10 years ago as we were in the same section (Section B Class of 2010) at Harvard and spent every single day together for 1 year. While we all have very different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and even live in different countries and work in very different industries, what bonds us it our commitment to personal growth, excellence and genuine love and respect for each other. That said, every year we make a point to see each other face to face (no matter where we have to fly in from) and encourage each other, talk about our business ventures and have some good ole’ girlfriend fun!

4. Battling Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

This one hit me like a ton of bricks…I pride myself on my “grit” and “perseverance” and ability to push through anything. But I learned the hard way this year that self-care is not weak, it’s necessary. I had a lot on my mind this year: opening a new studio, turning 34 and freaking about not having a family yet like all of the other Dallas girls (comparison is so stupid), managing over 80 staff/employees, my business growing so fast I felt like I couldn’t keep up – anxiety overload! Then one day I literally hit the ground and couldn’t do anything. I went to the emergency room and was quickly CareFlighted to the hospital. After tons of CT scans, IVs and blood test the doctors confirmed that I had a shingles outbreak in my ear which caused lots of inflammation in my cranial nerve and paralyzed the left side of my face. Crazy thing…the entire illness is 100% stress induced WTF?! I freaked out even more at this point because the doctors said that there was 50% chance my face may not recover and go back to normal…This was the wake up call I needed to truly “let go and let God.” SURRENDER has been my word for 2018. I had to rely my on my faith, my friends and my family and quit trying to be superwoman and do everything on my own. The biggest lesson I learned from all of this is to be vulnerable and ask for help. That doesn’t mean I’m weak, it actually means I’m strong.

5. Hiring a Full Time Studio Management Team

Anna (left) and Jenny (right) are my life lines!

After almost 4 years of business, I’m so grateful to have a full-time management team to operate our 3 DFW locations! Sad part is, if I hadn’t gotten Ramsay Hunt syndrome, I don’t think I would have hired another manager. Maybe everything happens for a reason…Now our team consists of 2 general managers, 1 social media manger, over 45 fitness instructors and over 40 front desk staff. Can’t believe it!

6. Freezing My Eggs

This was the biggest decision I made this year (and a huge financial investment). Okay real talk ladies: I felt so guilty because I was 34 and I felt like I should be settling down and having kids, but the reality is that I don’t want to do that right now. I’m having a blast growing my business and empowering women. I feel a strong conviction that what we are doing a GRIT is so much more than fitness, it’s a ministry to speak life and hope to women all over the world and if I don’t put my whole heart and soul and time into this right now, I’ll regret it forever. That said, I do value family and I want to have one of my own some day. BUT the reality is that female fertility drastically declines at age 35….so I bit the bullet, invested a ton of money, gave myself 3 shots in the belly every day for over a week and froze my eggs. I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! Now, I can chill out a little bit more and not worry so much about my ability to have kids in the future because I have stash of 34 year old eggs in the freezer that I can grab later on. Thank God for technology and more options for women!

7. Opening My 3rd Location: GRIT Fitness Addison

GRIT Addison Studio Tour from Rachel Heacox Films on Vimeo.

This was such a blessing and a a huge team victory! Watch the video tour above and see inside our newest, dreamiest GRIT Fitness location!

8. My 2nd Fibroid Removal Surgery

This year I had to go back under the knife and get more fibroids removed. I wasn’t really having symptoms (like the last time – you can read more here) but during the retrieval of my eggs, my doc noticed more fibroids and highly encouraged me to get them removed. I’m super picky about my surgeons, so I flew back to Boston to Brigham and Women’s hospital so the best laparoscopic surgeon could do my operation. I’m grateful that the surgery was a success and I’m healthy and blessed to have a body that can carry children! Ladies, it’s so important to be proactive about your fertility – ask lots of questions and always get 2nd and 3rd opinions from OBGYNs.

9. Spring Fun in Los Angeles: Girlboss Rally & GRIT by Brit Pop Up Tour

Girlboss Rally Hosted by Sophia Amaroso. My 2nd time attending and loved it just as must as the first time! Checkout my blog post from last year here
Hanging with my fab Aunt who lives in Baldwin Hills
Hosting my 1st Pop Up class at the The Playground in West Hollywood
Dinner with fellow Girlboss, Marty McDonald Founder/CEO of Boss Women Media
Lunch fun in Malibu

10. Launching My 21 Day Challenge

21 Day Challenge from Rachel Heacox Films on Vimeo.

It’s always been so important to me to focus on the mind/body connection when it comes to fitness. That’s why I named this blog “GRIT by Brit” and my company “GRIT Fitness” – this year I created a program of daily positive affirmations and a law of attraction workshop that went along with the workout program. I’m super proud of it and plan to keep improving it and eventually offer it virtually to women all over the world!

21 Day Challenge

Hello friends!  Please join me for my 21 Day GRIT Challenge!  I’m excited to share my personal tips and philosophies to getting stronger mentally, physically and emotionally. This program connects the dots between physcial fitness, spiritual inspiration and mental toughness. If you’re need of some genuine, authentic motivation, this is the program for you!

I believe that mental grit (i.e. passion and perseverance for long term goals) can be learned and we are capable of being gritty and great at whatever we do! The key is to practice daily habits that make us stronger. During this 21 days, we’ll train our minds to support the pursuit of our biggest dreams!

Program Includes:

  • Kick Off Workshop
  • 21 days of unlimited GRIT Fitness classes to all locations (OR participate virtually via the GRIT by Brit app)
  • Law of Attraction Seminar
  • Brit’s Healthy Habits Guide & Tracking Workbook
  • Workout Planning Tips
  • Daily Affirmations
  • Participation in private GRIT 21 Day Challenge Facebook Group
  • 2 Inspirational video seminars from Brit
  • Finale Celebration

I hope that you will join me!

Much luv,

Brit

 

GRIT by Brit Workout with Tax Act at The Bomb Factory

UPDATE: RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 4, 2018

Hey Gang!

I have an upcoming event that I’m so exited about.  For one, it’s going to be a super high-energy, sweaty workout with awesome music from a live DJ – yay!  Secondly, it’s totally FREE for the Dallas community.

Show your GRIT and burn some major calories in my signature mash-up of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and toning! The entire class is rhythm-based and set to an energetic mash-up spun by DJ Rocko. *Dont forget your yoga mat, sneakers, towel and water.

All of the fun is a part of a mobile tour sponsored by TaxAct (hello tax season!).  The TaxAct Mobile Tour will feature my 30-minute workout and a short talk about starting your own business with yours truly and Amy Karp Photography founder, Amy Karp.  Don’t forget the jams by DJ Rocko, coffee, food trucks and so much more. Kick off your tax season with me – I’ll see you at The Bomb Factory parking lot  (details below)

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE TICKETS

2017 Year In Review: My Top 10 Memories

Since I started this blog 5 years ago (wow!) I’ve kept the tradition of writing a year-end post to recap my Top 10 most memorable moments.  I’m not proud of my blogging frequency this year (will do better in 2018, fingers crossed)…but I am proud to end the year with one final post!  So here we go, in order of occurrence (not importance), here are my Top 10 moments of 2017…

1. Getting a dog, Pearl

Let me start by saying that I’m a not a “dog person” and never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined getting a dog.  Doing so, however, was hands down the best decision I made last year. I love Pearl SO MUCH, more than I ever thought possible. Having a dog has made me more patient  and helped me be more balanced and get my mind off of my company every once in a while.  Although, my company inspired Pearl’s name, “No Grit No Pearl!”  (Yes, she transformed from a little brown puppy to a big white fluff in 12 months…IDK)

 

2. Hosting My First Conference, WHAT SHE SAID

This was a really big team accomplishment. All of my boss babe friends and I put our heads together and hosted Dallas’ first young women’s empowerment conference. The conference took place at the W Dallas hotel with a welcome reception at GRIT Fitness. We enjoyed over 25 amazing speakers, tons of vendors, a dance club cardio happy hour, tons of swag from Tory Sport, mimosas to kick-start the day and cocktail reception to finish the festivities. I was also the keynote speaker (you can watch my full speech above).   I was very honored to share the entire GRIT Fitness start-up story and important lessons I’ve learned from taking the company from a small side hustles back in 2012 to a successful small business in 2017.

 

3. Attending the Inaugural Girl Boss Rally in LA

Yay for 2 conferences in 1 year!  After hosting my conference in Dallas, I then traveled to LA to attend the Girl Boss Rally hosted by Sophia Amaroso, author of the book GirlBoss and Founder of Nasty Gal.  She had a SICK line up of speakers including two of my ultimate girl crushes, Ty Haney (Founder of Outdoor Voices) and Emily Weiss (Founder of Glossier). This conference inspired me because it made my BIG dreams seem more attainable.  Just listening to so many young ladies who were about my age lead and grow mutli mullion doallar brands made me feel very confident that I can do the same.

 

4. Closing my original business location in East Dallas

I shed so many tears on this day.  This was hands down one of the toughest moments of my year. I have so many amazing (and difficult) memories at the original GRIT Fitness East Dallas location. This is where my idea came to fruition – we opened this studio in Jan 2015, just 3 months after I quit my consulting career at Deloitte. My OG team members and I hosted a big “grand closing” party and each of the original instructors taught together – it was super fun and nostalgic.  Someday I plan to buy real estate back in East Dallas and open young women’s co-working space with a fitness studio in the back – a tribute to where GRIT began!

 

5. Opening a New Business Location at SMU Blvd, Dallas, TX

When one door closes another door opens.  Soon after we moved out of the East Dallas studio, we celebrated the grand opening of our SMU location. This studio is much bigger with better amenities and a cycling studio!  It was a very proud moment for me and my team.  This transition reassured me that the best is always yet to come.

 

6. Summer Fun in California

California LOVE!  I took the best summer vacay to the west coast – it went like this:  A bunch of fitness classes in LA > baller wedding in Newport Beach with my family > hangout with a bestie from biz school in Palo Alto > hang out with a bestie from undergrad in Oakland > another amazing wedding in Sonoma (where I caught the bouquet – hey!) along with wine tasting and quality time with my sister.

What more can I say?

 

7. Launching the GRIT by Brit app

So proud fo this!  Launching my home workout app was a big item on my 2017 goals and it’s launched!  I invested a lot of time, money and energy into this project, because strategically I know that having a tech service offering, in addition to brick and mortar studios,  is critical for the long-term viability of my company.  Now I can workout with ladies all over the world!   I’m still working on some live stream functionality and very cool timer plug-in that leads my workouts with sound effects so you can just press “start “and start sweating!  If you haven’t already, DOWNLOAD MY APP

 

8. Hiking Camelback Mountain

I went to a wedding in Scottdale for one of my high school friends. The day before the ceremony, I hiked (the hard side) of Camelback Mountain with two awesome ladies from Houston who were also friends of the bride. It was freaking HARD! I’m talking rocks on rocks on rocks. But, I did it. And I felt really good about myself. I even shed a tear at the top because I truly believe I can feel God’s presence when I’m alone with nature.

 

9. Being Awarded “Best Fitness Program” by D Magazine

Could. Not. Believe. This. So grateful for this huge honor.  To me, this award means that GRIT is officially on the map in Dallas.   Now the pressure is on like donkey kong to continuously improve our services, meet the needs of the growing #GRITFAM and continue creating the strongest women in Dallas!

 

10. Euro Trip 2017

I traveled a ton back in day when I was a consultant, but since I founded GRIT 3 years ago, I haven’t had the opportunity to travel as much. I got a serious itch to get back to Europe this holidays season and I’m so grateful that I finally reached a point where I had the financial stability and free time to make it happen.  I visited Manchester > London > Amsterdam > Paris = 1 heck of a way to end the year!

GRIT by Brit Mobile App Launch

Hey friends!  I’m so excited to announce the launch of my official mobile app – YAY!  Now you can have me in your pocket, literally, with on-the-go workouts and daily inspiration.

Since I opened my boutique fitness studios, GRIT Fitness, I haven’t blogged as much as I once did 🙁  So I was determined to find a creative way to:

  1. Stay connected with my beloved blog followers who live all over the world
  2. Provide home workouts and inspiration to my GRIT Fitness members who live Dallas (so they can sweat when they can’t make it to the studio)

Over the past several months I’ve been working diligently to create the content, test the functionality and execute all of the small details required to develop my very first mobile app!  I think this is a first step to something HUGE!  It’s been such a challenging and engaging experience, much like 4 years ago when I created my first workout DVD (remember that?!)  I’ve really enjoyed the process as it’s truly a labor of love.  I hope you love the app as much as I do.

Throwback! Launching the GRIT by Brit Workout DVD in 2013

So now you’re probably wondering, what’s in the app?  Well here’s a run down:

  • My personal  21-Day Fitness challenge complete with workout calendar and nutrition tips
  • Several on-the-go workouts categorized by focus (arms, legs, abs, cardio, etc)
  • On demand workout videos featuring my original workouts
  • Inspirational pep talk videos from yours truly!

GRIT by Brit Mobile App Coming Soon!

Because I’m so excited about this new creation, I’m making it FREE to EVERYONE for one day only – August 21, 2017.  Once you download it, you have it FOREVER – so I suggest you save the date and get ready to download.

To download the app, just got to the app store and search “GRIT by Brit” – the app will be available on both iOS and Android.

Thanks so much for your continued support.  Get ready to get GRITTY!

xo,

Brit

 

DOWNLOAD THE GRIT BY BRIT APP TODAY!

Fitness & Yoga Retreat 2019 | New Year Best You

New Year Best You Recap from Rachel Heacox Films on Vimeo.

 

January 2-6, 2019

Prana Del Mar | Luxury Beach Yoga Retreat Center

Back by popular demand in 2019: The New Year Best You Fitness & Yoga retreat is for ladies who want 2019 to be their best year yet! Together we’ll challenge ourselves in sweaty workouts, restore our bodies with a daily yoga practice and sharpen our minds in empowerment seminars.

RETREAT ITINERARY

Wed, Jan 2

11:30am – Airport arrivals and check in

1:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm – Free Time

5:30pm – Welcome Flow (Kaleigh)

6:30pm – Dinner & Welcome Reception

 

Thur, Jan 3

8:30am – Body Sculpt (Brit)

9:30am – Breakfast

10:30am – Speed Networking (All)

12:30pm – 90’s Hip Hop Dance Lesson (Kortani)

1:30pm – Lunch

2:00PM – Neon Pool Party!

5:30pm – Power Flow Yoga (Kaleigh)

6:30pm – Dinner

 

Fri, Jan 4

8:30am – Power Tower – Functional Strength Intervals (Kaleigh)

9:30am – Breakfast

10:30am – Goal Setting for 2019 (Brit)

12:30pm – Turbo Kick – Cardio Kickboxing (Gina)

1:30pm – Lunch

2:00PM – Free Time

5:30pm – Deep Stretch (Kaleigh)

6:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Roof Deck Social

 

Sat, Jan 5

8:30am – HIIT / Core Combo (Brit)

9:30am – Breakfast

10:30am – Nutrition Tips (Kaleigh)

12:30pm – Beach Hike

1:30pm – Lunch

2:00PM – Free Time

5:30pm – Tone & Stretch Combo (Brit & Kaleigh)

6:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Beach Bonfire

 

Sun, Jan 6

8:30am – Sunrise Buddy Boot Camp (Brit)

9:30am – Breakfast

10:30am – Airport Departures

 

About Prana Del Mar | Luxury Beach Yoga Retreat Center

Prana del Mar is located near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, just north of Cabo San Lucas.  The desert oasis of Prana del Mar offers 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites with swimming pool, spa, and two beautiful yoga studios. All rooms and suites have polished travertine floors and worktops, custom teak furniture, pillow-top beds, luxury organic linens, daily maid service, and organic bathroom products. They also feature large terraces and balconies with ocean views. The two-room suites even feature complete stainless steel/granite kitchens and spacious living room areas.  Learn more at https://pranadelmar.com

 

Pricing

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Total Retreat Fee

(Does not include airfare)

$1,595

$ 1,895

Deposit

(Due by Oct. 1, 2018)

$400

$500

 

What’s Included:

  • Lodging / room accommodations for 4 nights
  • Full use of all resort amenities – including pool, hot tub, sauna, stone labyrinth, desert gardens, hammocks, and more
  • Transportation from/to Los Cabos airport (SJD)
  • 3 gourmet, chef-prepared meals per day
  • 3 workouts per day led by Brit & Kaleigh
  • Optional morning beach meditation
  • Daily empowerment seminar
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Ladies roof deck wine night
  • Pool party with cocktails
  • Exclusive retreat swag bag
  • Official retreat tank top

What’s not included:

  • Airfare to Los Cabos International (SJD)
  • Spa treatments
  • Extra activities and excursions
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (you are welcome to BYOB)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities for your guides 

REGISTRATION STEPS

Step 1: Complete the registration form here: https://goo.gl/forms/WWh9AnVRNhDOi7hd2

Step 2: Pay your non-refundable deposit. Deposits, progress payments and final balance may be submitted via venmo to @brittani-rettig OR @KaleighLundyWalker

MEET YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

Kaleigh Walker – Kaleigh grew up in a family full of avid athletes, fitness enthusiasts and dancers’, so being active has always been a huge part of her life. She began teaching dance and junior golf in her teens and continued throughout college at the University of Kansas, where she earned her degree in Strategic Communications.

When Kaleigh moved to Los Angeles in 2005, she was introduced to yoga. She quickly realized the profound physical and mental benefits that could be achieved with a regular practice and became hooked! As she continued deepening her yoga practice, she became more confident of her true calling in life – to leave the corporate world and get back to teaching!

In 2008, Kaleigh completed her 200-hour yoga alliance certification through YogaHop in Santa Mon-ica and soon after, her Certified Personal Trainer certification through the National Strength & Condi-tioning Association, and her Nutritional Coaching certification through the Institute of Integrative Nu-trition. Since then, she’s continued to immerse herself in studying the fundamentals of fitness, nutri-tion, and yogic philosophy with some of today’s most knowledgeable individuals.

Kaleigh’s clients and students range from celebrities and professional athletes to those individuals battling ailments or just trying to stay healthy. After nearly 10 years in Los Angeles, Kaleigh relocated to Dallas, TX in March of 2015. In addition to her extensive private clientele, you can find Kaleigh teaching regular yoga, dance cardio, and spinning classes at several studios in Dallas, as well as Re-treats across the globe. Kaleigh is an ambassador for Lululemon, Manduka, and Carbon 38.

Learn more about Kaleigh at http://kaleighwalker.com

Brittani (Brit) Rettig – Brit is the founder and owner of GRIT Fitness studios in Dallas, TX. This full-body boutique fitness concept is based on her belief that mental grit or “passion and perseverance for long-term goals” is the key to both fitness success and to living our best lives. Brit advocates that learning to endure though physical challenges teaches us to persevere through greater life challenges. “We can’t always control life’s circumstances but we can control how we respond.”

GRIT Fitness brings an innovative approach to boutique fitness by providing energetic group classes in a dance club environment. A carefully curated and enthusiastic staff of instructors teach over 60 classes each week at two studios, ranging from dance and kickboxing to high-intensity interval training, toning and cycling. Since its inception in January 2015, GRIT Fitness has rapidly grown to become the premier location for millennial women to get fit, socialize and feel empowered. Through engaging, high-energy fitness experiences and a “no mean girls allowed” culture, it successfully differentiates itself in Dallas’ highly saturated boutique fitness scene. By hosting monthly events and over 100 complimentary community classes, GRIT Fitness has energized thousands of young women in Dallas to stay active and connected.

Prior to founding GRIT Fitness, Brittani Rettig worked at Deloitte Consulting, LLC. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University where she was captain of women’s varsity basketball team. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and numerous fitness certifications. Brit continues to author her leading fitness/lifestyle blog, Grit by Brit, which receives national recognition from SELF Magazine, POPSUGAR and Greatist. Brit currently holds the following national fitness certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA): Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Schwinn: Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Spinning: Certified Spinning Instructor
  • Les Mills: Certified GRIT Series Coach
  • Beach Body: Certified Turbo Kick Instructor
  • Beach Body: Certified PiYo STRENGTH Instructor
  • American Heart Association: CPR & AED

Learn more about Brit at https://gritbybrit.com