“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community” – Dorothy Day
This might be the single hardest farewell we have ever gone through at SICFIT Scottsdale. We are not only losing one great man but his wife and their two kids too. John and Mary Holt have been an active part of our community since they moved in across the street from us in 2011. It took me a few months to finally get him in but once he joined it was tough to not see him, Mary and their two kids Sarah and Garrett training. Our children became close friends and Kanon and “G” both played 3 seasons on the Diamondbacks together. Mr.Holt is one of the most generous, self sacrificing, considerate men I know. Not only helping with little league but joining the board, giving rides and coaching our boys. John faced several injuries over the course of his FITness program always asking what else can he do and never quitting on anyone or himself, with one of the highest pain tolerances of any athlete we have ever trained. The past year has been tough for the Holt’s as Mary relocated to North Carolina to advance her career and John and the kids stayed planted while they put their house on the market and finished the school year. Mary has been traveling back and forth to see the kids and her family while Mr. Holt stayed here to give the kids some steadiness until the move was official. Now that the school year is over the entire family will be moving to Charlotte, North Carolina and they will all be missed dearly. The Holt’s home is still on the market and is identical to our model home but with a pool just 4 houses down. This is the greatest community I have ever lived in and want to see good people not only move in but good people sell their home. If you or anyone you know is looking to relocate or move into the FITTest neighborhood in Arizona (there are a few families that train here at SICFIT from 99th place) check out this link below.
Both Holt’s are on Facebook and although they do not have a time planned to return this is not a goodbye forever. I look forward to many more nights on the diamond with our kids one day. Thank you John, Mary, Garrett and Sarah for opening your lives to us and we wish you the best of luck wherever you go!