Carol Frazey, Fit School
Carol Frazey, who runs Fit School in Bellingham, is a first-time exhibitor this year, but it’s not her fault—she’s been away for the past two EXPOs. But she’s been looking forward to participating this year, mostly because of all the buzz the event generates. “I’ve heard great things from both exhibitors and attendees, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with other businesses, groups and organizations, especially those I haven’t met yet,” she said.
Fit School offers running and walking programs to help women start or improve their running, gain confidence and find that elusive life balance. Coach Carol loves making connections that can benefit her clients, and thinks EXPO will be the perfect place to do it. “It will be so great to learn what others are doing, so I can refer my clients when they need help,” she said.
Frazey is also looking forward to meeting people who can benefit from Fit School. She’ll have current Fit School “students” in the booth to share their experiences and help answer questions. And attendees can register to win an awesome fitness pack, including a free six-week Fit School session, a t-shirt and a water bottle.
This year’s Basecamp and Summit are also on Frazey’s list of must-dos. “I love all the people that I know who will be at the EXPO, so meeting more folks like that will be awesome,” she said. “People who are passionate about fitness and the environment are the type of people I enjoy hanging out with. Plus, hearing about what’s going on in the larger outdoor recreation picture and learning how to further the mission of protecting public access to recreation lands is very important to me.”
Frazey thinks the new location at the Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham will be great, not only for EXPO exhibitors, but for surrounding businesses as well. “Shops, breweries and restaurants will all benefit from the new venue,” she said.
April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.