Hi, We’re Sarah and Chris Romulo
When we’re not coaching women and couples on how to take back their health, we like to take walks around the lake with our Staffy, Bruce Leash. And each year on our anniversary, we dress up in the same clothes we wore on the day Chris proposed in 2009.
13 years later, we’re still able to fit into those clothes because of our passion for health and fitness. Our mission has always been to help people build mental and physical fortitude, get mobile, and live dynamic lives. We do this through our GRACE & GRIT Program, which we put together with our combined three decades of experience in the health and fitness industry.
Although our lives began in two different states, we crossed paths in a boxing gym in New York City. Sarah was running a clothing boutique Downtown and Chris was on his way to becoming North America’s first WKA super-middleweight Muay Thai champion.
We eventually got hitched and moved to Rockaway Beach, Queens, where we opened a fitness center and helped men, women, and families of the community better their mental and physical health, increase energy levels, and not just survive – but thrive.
And you could say we know a little something about that. Two years after we opened our first gym, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and destroyed the Rockaway Beach community, including our home and humble gym on Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Sandy may have stripped everything from us physically, but we refused to let her take us down mentally. We were left scraping and clawing for the next year, but our desire to help others was more powerful than that storm could’ve ever been.
We built a second fitness center, this time 4x the size, and continued to serve the members of Rockaway Beach for another eight years. But then COVID-19 struck, and the impact that forced business closures had on the community meant we had to shut down our “gym-home” for good.
However, we knew we wanted to continue to help women, men and families take back their health, so we started our GRACE & GRIT Program shortly after closing our brick and mortar gym. And now we’ve been able to serve people far beyond the borders of our home state, on a deeper level than ever.
Moreover, we are constantly evolving as coaches. Sarah earned her PN-1 certification and Chris is working toward IPEC leadership coaching certification.
We know the challenge of rising up from setbacks, whether those setbacks are the results of the things we can’t control, or the things we can control but have been putting off.
Don’t put off your health and wellness any longer. Find out more about our GRACE & GRIT Program.