Client Spotlight - Patty Spencer Favreau

Grassroots Gazette

Edition 4

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Written by Patty Favreau

I am a glorious work in progress.  A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Law, I have the never-ending curiosity of a liberal arts graduate and the “fight” of a lawyer.  I’m persistent.

I weighed 240 pounds when I was 18 and I’m thankful that I weigh a lot less than that now.  I came to fitness later in my life – first to feel pretty, then to win a bet, then to be a role model for my kids, and now to be the best version of myself . . . for me.  I’ve been married for 25 years to my high school crush (he didn’t notice me until his junior year of college).  I want to be fit for him too so we can live long lives together with our fantastic sons Owen (16) and Emmett (14), but fitness is a struggle for me.  I have a demanding full-time job (I’m in charge of communications for a financial services firm), a crazy commute (I live on Martha’s Vineyard and commute to New York weekly), and a decent social life (I have an amazing support system of sister angels who keep me company during the week).  I’m also injured right now, which sucks.  Still, here I am falling down and getting up, falling down and getting up, falling down and getting up. . .and getting a little stronger along the way.

I used to be embarrassed about my struggles, but now I see and share them as part of my journey forward.  I’m so thankful that my friends at Grassroots have been at my side along the way, never giving up on me and more importantly, never letting me give up on myself. 


Interesting Facts:

Full Name (s) –  Patricia Spencer Favreau, but I go by Patty

Age- 51

Years at Grassroots- Oh my gosh, I don’t know. . .8-10.  Yikes.

Favorite Food- Food.  Seriously, I love food.  It’s a problem.  My favorite is probably Indian Food.

Favorite past time- Obsessing over interior design or oversharing on Facebook

Favorite exercise- Running because it’s convenient and because it’s a form of active meditation for me.  At the end of a run, I’m totally relaxed.


Patty with another favorite and long standing client of Grassroots, Emily Harris.