Growing up, Rettig was overweight as a child but sports helped her to understand the importance of physical activity. She constantly went above and beyond to improve her sports skills. In high school, she sent her own basketball highlight videos to college coaches because no one was recruiting her. Her hard work landed her a position as a Division 1 athlete.
She was then accepted to Harvard graduate school when she was a senior in college. Rettig graduated from Harvard and began a job where she made well over six figures and travelled internationally on a regular basis. However, Rettig found herself gaining weight and feeling un-fulfilled as she was constantly busy with work.
One day she decided to audition to teach the kickboxing class at her gym and found that she loved it. She soon began teaching more and more classes when she wasn’t at her full-time job. She also kept a blog called Grit by Brit that chronicled her efforts at trying to live a healthier life.
Eventually, Rettig decided to quit her job to pursue her passion full-time. A few studios and a business loan later, she now has a 5,000 square foot fitness studio. She is exceptionally proud of her gym’s focus on strength and how her classes have empowered women in their daily lives.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture - including Brit Rettig’s strength to follow her dreams and empower others.
Her continuous passion makes her one of the dedicated and driving persons shaping Dallas/Fort Worth.