In our final love edition we have a couple you’ll see here in the early mornings, who always kick ass in their workouts and are two of the kindest people you will meet.Meet Terri Laguna and Grace Weinreich ! Aside from rocking out their workouts and being generally kick ass ladies, these two are planning their wedding this year! We look forward to seeing them every morning, and we’ve fallen in love with them over the years. Read their interview below to find out why!
1/ We know, it’s cliche, but how do you two meet?
Talk about cliché…..we met at a softball tournament at Treasure Island Casino! We both played women’s competitive softball and played against each other for years. At that tournament, we got to talking and discovered we had a mutual love of dogs. We made plans to meet at a dog park, and the rest is history! #cliche
2/ What was your first date like? Was there love in the air?
We met at the Minnehaha dog park on the hottest day of the summer in 2014 – so there was plenty of heat in the air! We walked and talked for hours and there was clearly a connection– we ended up at Sea Salt for dinner, and it was hard to say goodbye and go our separate ways! Our dogs had a blast, and we both knew that we would be seeing a lot more of each other.
3/ How does your partner inspire you?
Grace: Terri always has such a positive perspective and a kind approach to all that she does. She has a big heart and is the most dedicated person I have ever met. Terri gives 110% to everything she does personally and professionally. When Terri sets her mind to do something, it will get done, end of story! She inspires me everyday to be my best self and makes me feel like I can do anything I put my mind to. When I was initially getting to know Terri, it didn’t take long for me to realize and appreciate how lucky I was to have found her. She is my person, my rock, and my soul mate.
Terri: Grace is the most kind-hearted, thoughtful, generous, selfless and loving person I have ever met. She always puts other people first – whether you are her partner, friend, or a random stranger on the street. She constantly looks for the good in everybody! Her approach to life inspires me each and every day. She reminds me of all that is good in the world, and to keep believing and trusting in myself. I am so grateful for her presence in my life – she is truly amazing!
4/ You’re regulars around here on 2nd ave, how has working out together impacted your relationship?
We are fantastic work-out partners – we encourage and support each other, which has just strengthened our relationship. We look forward to starting every day at 6AM!
Terri: As an added bonus, Grace is a jumping machine, and I could watch her do box jumps and dynamic lunges for hours!
Grace: It is so much easier to get out of bed when you have dedicated Terri! Also as my added bonus, I get to see her push the limits at intervals with Kristin and deadlift crazy amounts with Corey….both in spandex!!
5/ What inspired you to pick The Firm as your Fitness home?
The Firm Fit Program was what first let Terri to The Firm. We met right around that same time, so our relationship developed as we got to know the Firm community. Almost three years later, it’s hard to put into words the impact this place has had in our lives. The genuine sense of community and acceptance is such a rare thing to find in a gym or organization for that matter! The trainers are one-of-a-kind, and honestly care about us as people. It is clear to see how dedicated the Firm Staff is at making you feel known and appreciated. The friendships and support amongst our fellow 6AM-ers is a big reason we keep coming back. The Firm is a positive and inspirational place that challenges you to get stronger and healthier every day.
6/ How long have you been together?
Almost 3 years 😊
7/ Hand in hand with that, what have you learned about love during your relationship?
In finding love in our relationship, we both have said that we didn’t know how effortless love could be! We both understand each other in a way that makes our relationship wonderful and comfortable. We invest in the little things to show each other how much we care and consider one another. We support each other, we communicate well, and we have each others backs always. We share the same values, we are intentional about staying true to who we are, and we do our best to surround ourselves with good energy.
8/ We hear you’re getting married this year, how are wedding plans going?!?
YES! The big day is May 6. Having the opportunity to get married in front of our closest friends and family is something we never thought would be possible! All we have left is finding something to wear………😊
You ROCK Grace and Terri! Thank you for making The Firm the loving fitness home that it is :-). We can’t wait to hear all about the wedding!