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BE and SURROUND yourself WELL

 

ABOUT FORREST AMES LIFESTYLE
MERRITT GROTHE, NSCA-CPT

Space Designer and Personal Trainer

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Design:  Merritt grew up among a household of creatives with her mother, an interior designer and her father, a contractor and craftsman.  Inventing her own beautiful spaces is something that she has always been passionate about and over the years casually helped friends and family do the same. The next step was to formally put the process in place of assisting others with design outside of her own home. 

Fitness:  Merritt Grothe obtained her Personal Training Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) in 2006.  Today, illuminate Fitness, a division of FAL, has evolved into a multi-faceted training group. Merritt believes her job as a fitness professional is to get to know people and educate them with longevity in mind. Facilitating effective workouts is important but helping people find the motivation to continue an active lifestyle is key. 

Pulling it all together:  Forrest Ames Lifestyle was created with the purpose of facilitating an environment where people can find a little more JOY in their day-to-day.  Whether that’s by motivating people to move their bodies or helping them create beautiful spaces, a little can go a long way. 


Forrest Ames Lifestyle offers design services that are available at an hourly rate with retail discounts on most items for purchase throughout the duration of a project (see list of services for more information).  illuminate Fitness includes coaching through LIVE and virtual personal training, LIVE (reservation only) boot camps and FREE online Instagram and YouTube workouts. 


From the initial meeting to the finishing touches on a room or fitness program, clients receive detailed attention and guidance.  Schedule a consultation today and discover how different things can be with Forrest Ames Lifestyle and illuminate Fitness.

Photo credit: Erin Vondra

 
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SNEAK PEAK

 

GOING SPACES

Bathrooms 

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GATHERING SPACES

Family and Living Rooms

WORKING  AND IDEA SPACES

Offices and Dens

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CONSUMPTION AND CREATION SPACES

Kitchens and Dining Areas 

THIRTSY SPACES

Bars and Beverage Centers 

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IN AND OUT SPACES

Mudrooms and Entry Ways

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SERVICES

 

PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING AND FACILITATION FOR NEW BUILDS AND REMODELS

INTERIOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND UPDATES 

OUTDOOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN 

TRADE REFERRALS AND DISCOUNTS 

HOME STAGING AND ACCESSORIZING 

PRODUCT  SOURCING AND PURCHASING

COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT INSTALLATION

ENTERTAINING INSPIRATION AND ASSISTANCE 

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING

WEEKLY ONLINE WORKOUTS (FREE)

RESERVATION-ONLY GROUP FITNESS 

WELLNESS PROFESSIONAL REFERRALS 

ATHLEISURE DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS 

 

FORREST AMES LIFESTYLE IN THE PRESS

What’s the Scoop

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January 2021

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May/June 2021

 
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CONTACT

Let's Connect!  1 hour Complimentary Consultation for all new design and fitness clients.

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