Love And Marriage on the Gymnasium

Rather less than a yr after Megan Thompson first laid eyes on Jed Strobel, she got here house from an extended weekend journey to search out 333 lit candles in her small condo. One candle for every day because the two met on the fitness center the place they labored collectively in Baraboo, WI. Jed, in fact, was the candlelight decorator and he topped off his romantic shock by asking Megan to marry him.

“It was good,” Megan mentioned. “Particularly as a result of he didn’t burn down my condo.”

After graduating from the College of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Megan moved again house to Portage, WI and joined Anytime Health as a member.

Megan and Jed with Running Man

Megan & Jed. Photograph by Merely Unstated Pictures.

“I spent hours on the fitness center day by day and realized that I liked serving to others,” Megan mentioned. “Finally, I acquired a job because the Membership Director on the Anytime Health fitness center in Baraboo and located a lot pleasure in watching different individuals obtain their health targets.”

A short time later, Jed began working on the similar fitness center as a Member Expertise Supervisor.

“Anybody who has ever met Megan would converse of her pure magnificence, so clearly that was a part of the preliminary attraction,” Jed mentioned. “Nevertheless, I made an ideal effort to look past that and wasn’t disillusioned. I used to be drawn to her as a result of she was simply as enthusiastic about serving to others dwell more healthy lives as I used to be.”

“I used to be initially drawn to how good-looking he was, alongside along with his muscle groups,” mentioned Megan. “He was additionally hilarious. He made me chortle continuously along with his out-of-control gestures. As I acquired to know Jed, I turned much more drawn to him due to how type and real he was. He really is probably the most honest man I’ve ever met.”

The 2 turned mates instantly, nevertheless it was fairly some time earlier than they went out on their first “actual” date.

“I wished Jed to ask me out instantly, however he was afraid of disrupting office professionalism, so we waited three months,” Megan mentioned.

They each have participated in sports activities since they had been younger kids they usually additionally share a want for serving others. So, it’s no shock that they each had been drawn to careers within the health trade.

“The proprietor of our fitness center [Andy Gundlach] gives us with the instruments to assist members in each approach attainable,” mentioned Jed. “He offers us the power to take possession of our fitness center, so really proudly owning our personal fitness center doesn’t appear mandatory. Our long-term desires are to proceed to advance inside the firm.”

Megan & Jed on Anytime Fitness sign

Megan and Jed on the Anytime Health signal. Photograph by Jessica Yngsdal with Merely Unstated Pictures.

In the meantime, Megan and Jed assist one another lead wholesome life by prepping weekly meals collectively every Sunday, and since they work the identical schedules, they’re capable of maintain one another accountable for morning exercises.

“Our personalities complement one another completely,” mentioned Megan. “We’re each actually goofy and we entertain one another continuously. Our relationship works so properly as a result of we had been mates earlier than we dated and our relationship is constructed upon that friendship. We additionally consider communication performs an enormous half within the success of our relationship. We’re each open and trustworthy with one another about the whole lot and that has helped our relationship a lot.”

Their marriage ceremony date is April eight, 2017 and Megan and Jed plan to have fun with a honeymoon at Disney World and Common Studios. (They’re each massive Harry Potter and Marvel followers.) Don’t be stunned if their honeymoon options at the very least one candlelight dinner—with heaps and plenty of candles.

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