We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Hitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
I would say that the most important lesson my business has taught me is to stay fluid, to adapt and to overcome…especially through COVID. As a business owner, being able to adapt and overcome challenges is a necessary skill at all times, but COVID definitely made me find new and creative ways to continue to grow and build my business even when the odds were not in my favor.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own Studio B, a fitness and adult dance studio in Frisco, Colorado. I started Studio B almost 5 years ago as there was no where for adults to dance in my community and quickly realized there was a need for fun and unique fitness classes as well. It has not been an easy journey as growing any business from the ground up is a challenge, but myself and my amazing staff have done it and we have created a safe and special space for our community. Lessons I have learned along the way are to always adapt, nourish your soul and mind, and no one will make your dreams come true except for you.. so dream big and believe that dream is possible even when it feels like it’s not.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Summit County is such a magical place with so many things to do! When friends and family come to visit, we always show them the views of Summit so around Lake Dillon, Saphire Point, Loveland Pass, Ute Pass, and Boreas Pass. We love to explore the trails of our backyard so we typically do Rainbow Lake, Blue Lakes, Quandry Peak, Ptarmigan just to name a few. We always take guests to Arapahoe Cafe in Dillon, Prost, Silverheels and Tavern West in Frisco, and Sancho’s in Breck for dinner, happy hours and drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my husband, Eric, and my 11 day old son, Ryder. Eric has been my biggest supporter since day 1 and has believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. And my son, Ryder, who has given my life a whole other meaning and shown me a love so grand, that I didn’t know it could exist until he arrived.
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