Coach Bram’s Goodbye Letter

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Thank you.

That’s the only way I know how to start this letter. Force has been apart of my life since I was nineteen, when a young college athlete came home looking for a place to train during winter break. I never would of thought that the first day would eventually lead to what has occurred over the past 6 years. First I want to thank Spencer Roloff, a former coach, for pushing me to come down and train with him when I got back from school. Needless to say it was the right decision. I want to thank Wil Fleming for his friendship and guidance he provided when I would come by for short periods of time, and then the continual guidance while I was one of his weightlifters. A very big thank you to Katie Lyon for giving me the opportunity to coach, while I was still in school, and then entrusting me with much more as time went on. To all three of you I will forever be grateful.

To the PT clients who I had the opportunity to coach during my time with Force, thank you. Each one of you provided friendships and guidance to a young adult who was trying to find his way. I want to let you know that I was always listening, and what I have learned from all of you made me a better version of myself. I hope during some of our time together I positively impacted your experience and life.

To the Squids, every day was a journey. Some days were calm and some were crazy, but at the end of the day there was always one goal in mind: to be better than when you walked in the door. Each one of you had an impact on me from your dance moves, laughs, and always entertaining conversations. Once again, I hope you were able to learn as much from me as I did from you. If I can leave you squids with one piece of advice, it’s this: find your passion – that one thing that keeps you up at night. Work at it relentlessly day and night, and know that if you do that you will be successful no matter what you do. 

To my Force team Branden, Isaac, Emily, Lane, Liz, and Marissa thank you. For all the laughs, rolled eyes, and endless good memories. Each one of you impacted me every single day, and it was because of you guys that every morning when I woke up I pursued the goal of becoming better. Continue to do what you do and each one of you will continue to be successful. Always remember, at the end of the day, be a good person no matter the circumstances.

As I write this I’m getting a little shaken up, but it settles me to know this is not goodbye. It’s only see you later. Dream big and work hard, and do not go quietly into that goodnight.

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