Brenda Towne founded THRiVE for Women (formerly Elements) in 2006, with a dream of creating an environment where women of all ages could find a path to wellness (body, mind, and spirit), and support and empower each other to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.
Brenda’s extensive business background and savvy entrepreneurial spirit enabled her to grow THRiVE to become the premier women’s fitness center in the Seacoast New Hampshire.
A huge part of Brenda’s life is her Christian faith, which fuels her philanthropy. In addition to supporting over a dozen local charities, she and her husband Rod currently fund an all-girls orphanage in Sangareddy, India.
Brenda retired from THRiVE in November 2018 to spend more time with her four children and seven grandchildren, handing the reigns to Valerie Berezin, who shares Brenda’s passion for empowering women and giving back to the community.