Reid Warner: Co-Founder

With a lifelong passion for athletics and fitness, and a track record of successful business ventures, Reid Warner is a co-founder of Sanctuary Fitness.


Where did you grow up?

Newtown, CT

It is Friday night - beer, wine, cocktail, or fresh pressed juice?

Definitely depends on the night.

If you had one last meal, what would you eat?

Pizza, mom’s lasagna, chocolate chip cookies (soft), ice cream. Not necessarily in that order.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor/actress?

Movie: Anything Tarantino. Talent: Samuel L., Edward Norton, Denzel

You are stuck in LA traffic - what music are you playing to pass the time?

Silence. . .which is a rare respite in my typical day

What first got you into fitness as a lifestyle and career?

I’ve been an athlete all my life, competing at a very high level in both high school and college. Post-college I stayed active with my own mix of strength training and group fitness, which eventually brought me into the boutique fitness arena and inspired me to co-found Sanctuary.

What is one of your favorite fitness moments so far in life?

Teaching my first group fitness class + breaking a 30 year old school pole vault record held by Olympic gold medal decathlete Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

Least: Supermans/womans + tire sprints. Most: Bicep curls (duh!), any variation.

What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes?

“If you really want to be great at something, you have to truly care about it. If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. They have other concerns, whether important or not, and they spread themselves out. That’s totally fine. After all, greatness is not for everybody. . .Respect to those who do achieve greatness, and respect to those who are chasing that elusive feeling.” -Kobe Bryant

"You can devote your life to staying in your comfort zone making sure everything fits within your limited model, or you can work on your freedom and devote your life to freeing yourself from the limits of your model." -Michael Singer

What does the word "Sanctuary" mean to you?

Sanctuary is a safe place where you matter. It’s a place to challenge yourself without judgement, to test your limits, to try new things, and to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.