After building a six-figure business only to lose it all during the 2008 recession, Patrice Washington felt like she had lost her way. She went on a journey of self-discovery and came out of it with a clearer understanding of her purpose and — more importantly — the true definition of wealth. In this conversation, we talk about redefining wealth, what that means, and how you can achieve it. Patrice is going to rock your world with relatable wisdom.

Question Highlights:

  • How did you begin talking about what it means to be wealthy?
  • Let’s talk about passion versus purpose.
  • How do we nurture our best selves?
  • How does it manifest for you when you’re not taking care of yourself?
  • How do you let go of expectations?
  • What does it mean to accept your purpose?
  • What does it look like to master the basics?

“Knowledge is gathering information; wisdom is knowing how to apply it.”

-Patrice Washington


  • The true definition of wealth
  • Passion vs Purpose
  • Becoming your best self
  • Replacing your limiting beliefs
  • Accepting your purpose


Helaine Knapp

Founder & CEO of CityRow Go. After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. However, months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, and pairing it with total body sculpting moves, her mind was changed and the concept for CITYROW was born. With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CityRow has grown from one studio in New York City to a national, omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked, on-demand, global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business. Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance, and PEOPLE, among many others.


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