In an effort to get to know more about the people who make Round Rock such a great place to live, I am resurrecting a series I did years ago called “5 Questions With….” As I did in the past, I will be asking a few questions of interesting people of Round Rock – people who work hard behind the scenes, people who strive to make our city great, people who make fun events & places possible in our city, and just cool folks you need to know.
But I wanted to take it a step further and reach out to as many businesses owners in Round Rock as I can. I want to catch up with them to learn how their business is doing under these conditions. And see if & how we can help keep them in businesses. I think you will be happy to hear some of the unique ways that businesses have adapted to the changes or are making plans to offer new products and services once they do open.
We all know that gyms and fitness centers have been closed for over 6 weeks now. How are our local fitness center owners doing? How are they re-vamping their business model to still help their clients?
We caught up with Kristin Crawford, owner of Love Barre, to see how they are moving their classes online and offering nutritional consulting to help their clients!
What is your business?
What is the status of your business now?
Our physical doors are closed but our virtual doors are open! We are offering virtual nutrition and virtual fitness classes. We have even started a Kid’s Virtual PE class to keep everyone moving.
What do you miss most about your business?
I definitely miss going to the studio and sitting in the sauna with clients after classes. I feel fortunate that I get to still see everyone in our Zoom classes, but there isn’t much reason to just stay and hang out on Zoom afterwards. I think there is a bit of Zoom fatigue as a lot are using it for work, workouts, and social hangouts. And I think the feel of our studio is just the best.
What are the plans for the future for Love Barre?
I think even when we are allowed to open the doors, there will be a LOT of people that do not feel comfortable coming in person. We are hyper focused on building a strong virtual presence because people NEED our support during these times to create healthy habits, eat the right foods, and move move move! I have learned from my own recent transformation that diet is paramount. I wanted to deny that for years and just work out harder and harder, but nothing has changed my body and mindset more than just eating properly. I want us to help everyone get there. One of the things we created to get people started is a FREE Facebook group called, “Stay Healthy Round Rock and Pflugerville.”
What has been a few of your favorite “at-home” activities during this time?
Honestly, I love teaching and taking classes online. I try to support other studios as well by taking their classes. And I am LOVING walking outside with the weather being so great
Bonus – what’s the first thing you will do once the Stay-at-Home mandate is lifted?
Go out to eat!
Find Out How Others Round Rock Businesses Are Doing:
The Yogurt Experience’s Rebecca Darling
Mays Street Boutique’s Ashley Deli
My Party Palace’s Michelle Azuara
Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery’s Sabin Shrestha
Tammy Kay’s Boutique’s Tammy Munguia
Monster Mini Golf’s Brian & Amy Smith
The Dance Gallery’s Christine Hayes
Huntington Learning Center’s Tanuja Deo
Penfold Theatre Company
Craft & Racked Chris & Sara Freeman
Lifetime Vision Care’s Dr. Jennifer Khanh
Mathnasium of East RR’s Jennifer Faulkner
Paige’s Bakehouse – Paige Perry
The Rock/Alcove Cantina/The Flats’ Michelle Ly
Round Rock Dental Group’s Dr. Eric Hoffman
Love Barre’s Kristin Crawford
Hot Dog Marketing’s Jessica Scanlon
The Mirror & I’s Val Frazee
Renzi’s Tutoring & Guitar’s CJ & Tammy Renzi
If you are a small business who has been effected by the stay-at-home order, we’d love to hear from you to tell your story! Please email me at [email protected]