My name is Josh Garza, the owner of SF Iron. I’m sending you this email because, in some way large or small, you’ve contributed to the SF Iron community. This past year has had a significant impact on the gym and unfortunately, we’re going to be closing towards the end of April.
This is one of the hardest emails I’ve had to write and as I’m doing so, I’m feeling nostalgia for the past 6.5 years. I hope you’ll bear with me as I reminisce a bit.
Three others and I started this business in November of 2014. We were young (and a bit naive) but excited to open the first dedicated strength training gym in San Francisco. From starting with less than 40 clients to a peak of 180, having less than 5 competitive powerlifters to occupying half of a competition’s capacity, and making the transition to being the only owner of the gym, a lot has happened over the years. Coaches and trainees alike have made SF Iron their home gym and in turn, have made SF Iron better for it. In total, we’ve coached nearly 1500 people ranging from brand new to competitive lifters. We’ve all made connections here, some that will persist long after we shut our doors and I just want to thank each of you for being a part of this journey.
Moving forward, I’m going to be focusing on providing virtual strength training solutions as well as some house calls for people who have their own home gyms. If you or anyone you know could benefit from having a strength coach, I would love to chat.
I’ll be communicating with people through my social media channels as well as my email list. If you’re interested in staying in touch, please feel free to subscribe to my email list, give me a follow on IG, or just shoot me an email or text. I’ll link all of my contact info as well as the coaches contact info below.
I feel immense gratitude to every one of you. This has been the most challenging and rewarding venture of my life. Thank you.
Wishing you all the very best,
P.S. If you have shoes or a belt at the gym, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up some time to come through and pick everything up.
P.P.S. If you’d like to share some memories you have of your time at the gym, I would love to hear them.