Ladies in Business: Savannah Crayon
This week on the blog, I’m featuring a very special Lady in Business, Savannah Crayon.
Before her unexpected passing in June, Savannah worked as a personal trainer and had recently started her own company Sun Hire Wellness, a corporate workplace wellness program. She was passionate about fitness, wellness, and replacing the “I want to be skinny” mindset with “I want to be healthy and strong.”
I trained with Savannah from a few weeks before I was pregnant until Tripp was about six months old. Savannah was actually the first person I told I was pregnant. We hadn’t known each other very long, but when I told her the news, her eyes welled up with happy tears and she started jumping up and down. She lit up telling me about her niece and her sister’s pregnancy journey, and got me through my workouts when I had morning sickness and fatigue.
Savannah was the ultimate example of #womensupportingwomen. When I started Lady J, Savannah listened intently and gave me thoughtful feedback. After-hours, I made her stage a fitness photoshoot outside so that I could capture her in workout poses. The pictures didn’t come out exactly blog worthy (apparently photos blur when a person is moving), but we both nearly peed our pants while taking them.
As I was going through some old emails with her, I found a blog post that I had asked her to write but never got around to posting. She shares her 10 Tips to Drop Weight and Feel Great. As I slowly creep back into a fitness routine after months of the new relationship – eat and drink everything – diet, I often think about Savannah and feel her pushing me to get off my butt.
She was enthusiastic that everyone deserves to live their best, healthiest life. I think about her support and friendship, and her struggles that I didn’t even know she had. That even her family didn’t know she had, and wish I could have shown up for her the way she showed up for me.
Savannah is an example and reminder for all of us ladies out there to support one another and to be kind. I was lucky to have known her, and I know that all of you who knew and love her too feel the same.
To support Savannah’s funeral costs, you can donate here.
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