Gee, Thanks

What is up my Hawks? It’s your favorite Fitness Supervisor Harv here again, but today’s Blog is going to come with awful news. Don’t freak out, but this is my final Blog as a member of the beloved Warhawk Fitness and Aquatics PR team. So naturally I was looking back on my time here in at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (Roll Hawks) and realized how thankful I am for all of the people that have impacted my life, both for better or worse, over the last four years. With that being said there is no way I will write all of you thank you notes so I decided to write a thank you to a couple of the places that have impacted my life the most.

Wells West

Hey, wells it’s me, your former resident, Harv. I just wanted to send a thank you your way. What can an old and sometimes gross dorm do that would make me so thankful? Well, you blessed me with knowledge. You wouldn’t think that it would be the place where I learned the most my freshman year, but it was. Little freshman Harv entered your halls with so many expectations. Being an only child, I had never shared a room before in my life, so the whole roommate thing was something I needed to adapt to. You brought me many challenges, many late nights, and so many amazing friendships. You taught me how to treat others with respect even when we don’t always see eye to eye and for that I am thankful.

The Williams Center

Hey there old friend, we have had such a rocky relationship over the last four years, but there is no other gym I’d rather sweat, bleed (accident prone), or cry in. Yeah you read that last one right Amanda is always good at getting me in my feels when we work together. You gave me confidence for the first time in 22 years and made me appreciate the little victories in my fitness journey. I truly can’t be upset when I am with you, except on leg day of course. You also gave me my favorite job of all time, never would I have thought that swiping cards at a gym would be the most fun, crazy, and life changing job I will ever have. From the bottom of my heart… thank you.

All good things must come to an end, including things that we love. I’m so thankful I was given this platform to share some of my thoughts with you all. If you do read I hope at least once I made you smirk or even inspired you to live a happier healthier life. The future scares me and I have no idea what I am going to do, but I’m ready for the next challenge life is about to throw my way.

Thanks everyone,

Ryan Harvot


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