Dear Clay family,

I have been struggling with this for over a week now. As I continue to monitor the situation, and read about the spread and the effects of COVID-19 in other communities in the US and around the world, I have come to the extremely difficult conclusion that the only responsible thing for us to do is to shut the studio temporarily. This was a VERY tough decision for me, and I hate feeling like I’m letting some of you down, but I know that you will support us in being good citizens. As a community, the best bet we have for decreasing everyone’s risk from this virus is social distancing and isolation. Even though all the measures we were taking would certainly lessen everyone’s risk, we should all be avoiding any unnecessary contact at this point. This is to take effect immediately and includes all classes and PT.

I am in this field because I truly believe movement is medicine. I believe that the benefits of staying strong and active are life-saving. That is a big part of why this decision weighs so heavily on me. That being said, the health of the community now may hinge on us all being (what may seem like) overly-cautious for a little while. If we can collectively save one life by making this temporary sacrifice, it was beyond worth it.

We want to continue to keep you healthy and moving during this down-time. Please reach out to your trainers if you would like them to put together formal home-training programs for you. Everyone will receive a cash credit for cancelled classes and will be able to use that credit for virtual classes or next session. At this time, we are postponing sign-ups for spring session as we watch the situation unfold. In the meantime, we have created a schedule of virtual classes led by Susie. Please see the Class Schedule page for more information.

Please be patient with us as we keep evaluating a fast-changing global/local situation. I will keep trying to do what’s best for all of us. I welcome your thoughts if you would like to email me. For the moment, following the schools’ lead seems like the least we can do. I’ll miss you all over the next 2+ weeks. Please reach out if there is anything I can do for you in the meantime. Sending you all a huge virtual hug….

In health,


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Our multi-week programs combine all of the pieces of an effective training program in one place. The classes meet once a week and deliver challenges that are appropriate and measured.


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Clay Fitness offers a variety of fitness options in the form of program classes, personal training, nutrition counseling and fitness retreats. Classes are offered in multi-week sessions or clients may utilize our flexible punch card system.


We have helped many people change their lives, whether it was to lose those extra couple of pounds, run a marathon or just take the first steps to living a healthy lifestyle. Find out here what our clients have to say.

Youth Training

Clay Fitness is addressing an unmet need in our community: youth and teen athletic training and conditioning. Clay’s trainers work with schools, teams, small groups and individuals to improve kids’ athletic performance and build confidence.

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