Welcome! Thanks for making your way to Summit To Soul. Over the coming days, months, and years I plan to bring some of my favorite athletic and leisurewear brands under one roof (starting this summer on Barracks Row at 727 8th Street SE!). Like any good hike to the summit though, it all starts with taking the first step. So thanks for joining me on my first steps as I embark on what truly is a marathon, and not a sprint.
I envision this blog being a platform to share all things fitness, fashion, and health related, not to mention getting the word out about upcoming events both at the shop and around the DMV. But first I’d like to share a little bit of how Summit To Soul came to be and what it means to me.
In many ways Summit To Soul is years in the making, reflecting a culmination of passion – fashion & fitness – with purpose – creating community & living more sustainably. It celebrates active lifestyles of any kind – from hiking summits, to playing tennis, going on long runs and walks, taking yoga, barre, pilates, and bootcamp classes, or spending a day lost at sea on a SUP board! But it also calls on my professional experience as a socially responsible investor to support and promote brands that give back to the communities in which they came. I hope Summit To Soul can likewise play that part in our community.
More personally, I believe the name Summit To Soul conveys a stronger meaning of overcoming challenges to ultimately find what sets our soul on fire. Building a welcoming neighborhood boutique for anyone looking to get fit, have fun, and look & feel good doing it is what sets my soul on fire. I’m excited for the build out to begin on June 1, and the store to open a few weeks later!