We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Rhino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Work life balance is a luxury that most of us can barely afford. However, it takes patience, practice and an understanding of what can wait until tomorrow and the discipline to stick to your own bi-laws. I run two businesses and have 3 young children yet I still have time to work out, socialize with friends and be with my family. If you surround yourself with great people and do your best to be a joy to work for, people want to help. It’s human nature to want to feel loved, valued and a part of something bigger than ourselves. Within The Peach Pit, we seek to empower and encourage not only each athlete but each employee to be their personal best. If you delegate, regardless of if an employee would perform to the same calibre or way that you would do something, you will find that sometimes an employee can do it faster or better than you thought. Lean on the shoulders of giants and you never know what you can accomplish and also how you can have more time to balance your life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Peach Pit is like no other studio in the US in that we pride ourselves on cleanliness, ability to stay current with trends and athletics in addition to our incredible marketing and brand. Most gymnastics studios are coach run or parent run and The Peach Pit takes the time to truly learn what our clients want and need to truly run like a successful business. We balance the needs and wants of our athletes, coaches and our parents to make the overall experience truly enjoyable. After all, the talent we crank out matters for sure but at the end of the day it’s about how each child and athlete feel.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I absolutely LOVE to entertain so I’m happy to share my favorite spots. #1, I would drop my kids off at The Peach Pit for a Parent’s Night Out! With friends, I would start with an evening at The Garden Room for dinner & drinks. The overall ambiance is truly one to be reckoned with and the trade cocktails are fresh and flirty. For the day, I would take a run on The Beltline or head up to Lake Lanier. Everybody is happy on a boat! The best brunch in Atlanta is at Cultivate or West Egg (maybe shop the Westside) or a true gem hidden up 400 is Bronx Bagels, a true NY deli served right out of an old train cabin. Saturday night would be spent at The Painted Duck for a fun evening of bowling, bocce ball, basketball, dancing or the truly unique Snookball. The creator of The Painted Duck and The Painted Pin, Justin Amick, truly blends his knowledge or craft cocktails, food and beverage to make The Painted Duck a win0win for all. It’s the best for a date night or group of friends any and every time we go! Lastly, I would spend Sunday lounging on a blanket in Piedmont Park followed by some golf balls at the driving range of Bobby Jones Golf Course. Nothing beats a picnic in the park or a day of cracking golf balls no matter how strong a golfer you are. Bobby Jones recently completed a major renovation to it’s course, range, golf school. I am ecstatic for the new clubhouse to open that will be serving lunch and dinner overlooking the course. How lucky we are to have access to so many gorgeous public courses in Atlanta.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout out to all my clients and small business networks out there. During this uncharted time of forced closing and Shelter in Place ordinances, our Peach pit family has truly come together to support one another and our team of amazing staff. Small businesses out there are all suffering greatly due to financial constrains, staffing layoffs and closed doors and every little bit helps keep these staff, my “giants” afloat.
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