The Underground Closes - A letter from the founder, Megan Miller
Dear ladies of The Underground - McHenry
When I created The Underground Fitness Club, four years ago, it was a vision for
me that ultimately did come true. While growing this business, and family of great
women, I was able to pull myself out of the depression I was in. I discovered that
by helping others, I could make a difference in women’s lives and in doing so I became
healthy again myself.
All of you that I have met along the way have truly changed my life! Along all of
the years you have shared with me your lives. I have witnessed you. . .
save your marriage, or get divorced
send your children off to college
conquer your battle with Cancer
surrender your life to it as well
become pregnant and have healthy babies
tragically loose your child to unimaginable devastation
loose your job after many years of loyalty
create your own new businesses - becoming your own boss
survive the death of your closest best friend - your sister.
survive the death of your parent.
All of you have become stronger women today than you were the first day you opened
Physically some of you have lost over eighty pounds, creating a whole new you. Others
have been able to reach the goals you had, that maybe you could not have done alone.
I am proud of each and everyone of you, because you got out of your car, walked across
the parking lot and opened our door. This is more than I have ever been able to do.
As women, we ALL have our own ambition for why we became a member of The Underground.
Do not let my poor business decisions give you an excuse to quit! Excuses SUCK.
My original goal was “to connect women of all shapes and sizes with a fantastic group
of fitness instructors, in a safe judgement free environment and to encourage these
women to become more healthy and live their life with less stress.”
I have annihilated that goal - and feel great about it!
Thank you for the years you have given me. Thank you for the joy you have given me.
Most importantly thank you for trusting in me with your life, your time, and your
money, to help you become a better you.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Robert Frost, 1847 - 1963
‘Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Just as kittens become cats, puppies become dogs and kids become adults, if you have
ever woken up before dawn to watch the hues of a sunrise, you know that nothing gold