BURGLARY LAST NIGHT AT PRO FITNESS – January 29, 2014, Miami, FL
An estimated $650 in goods (nutritional supplements, fitness apparel, audio equipment) and $70 in cash was stolen from Pro Fitness at Sunset sometime after closing yesterday night. Sometime just before closing, a rear emergency exit, that always remains locked, was intentionally altered (from the inside) to later allowed said burglar unauthorized entry into the Studio, with the intent to commit a felony. Based on the extreme precision and obvious premeditation with which the crime was executed, there are clear and conclusive indicators that this was “an inside job.” It is with near certainty that the potential suspect is believed to be a regular member of (what I & my partner have often referred to as) our Pro Fitness Family.
Who are members of the Pro Fitness Family? They are the people that we see every day; they are the people that we know by name… that you know by name. They are the people whom with we laugh; debate exercise technique & proper nutrition; talk sports, argue politics or simply comment on the weather. Some are the people with whom we’ve shared our deepest secrets and an a few are even ones we’ve cried with. We’ve seen our Pro Fitness Family members, get married and get divorced, bear children and bury loved ones. We’ve witness countless miracles, like the time one of our Pro Fitness Family members was resuscitated at the scene of a deadly car crash—only to be subsequently diagnosed with severe brain damage and only the prognosis of life in vegetive state, being fed through one tube and excreting from another—come walking back into the Studio just one year later! More than that, she came ready to start working out again… right back in the very place where she first began her fitness journey. Over the years, I’ve personally experienced the joy and wonder of working with my clients, while their children grew, from kindergarden to college, right under my nose! These are the relationships that begin, are nurtured and become interwoven into the very fiber of our being (and the fibers of our muscles) and the fabric of our lives. Here, at Pro Fitness at Sunset. These are each and every one of you. You are our Pro Fitness Family.
Detectives have already been interviewing potential witnesses, video footage is under review and a profile of the perpetrator is being compiled. However, when it comes to the value of things in life, the worst damage is not the loss of monetary stuffs (though we do feel a significant pinch from a $720 loss on a day-to-day business perspective); the greater atrocity is the deep sadness and the betrayal of trust inflicted by the ricochet of this incident. Our Pro Fitness Family of friendly neighborhood fitness fanatics is one of the greatest sources of pride and pleasure in our work. It is what keeps us from being beat down, worn out, and drained dry by the vortex of the daily grind; it is what keeps us centered, rooted and inside this enigma that is termed “the fitness industry.”
We have great gratitude and hold universal love for each and every one of our Pro Fitness Family members, and we hope to be a part of this beautiful little anomaly on our planet for a long time to come.
If you have any information that can help us identify and bring to justice the person (or persons) who has broken the unspoken but very tangible bond we all share, think about what your Pro Fitness Family means to you… and then do what you know you must.
May this and every day offer you just what you need in each unfolding moment,