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"I can honestly say joining DSC was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself!"

I joined DSC in March of 2015. 

My friend was doing the Women’s Group class and told me I needed to come check it out. I joined a week later, and now do the Adult Group training classes 4-6 times a week. 

Before joining DSC a typical workout was either running three miles or working out on the elliptical machine, reading a gossip magazine, desperately wishing for the clock to move faster so I could be done. 

I was also doing some free weights here and there, unsure if I was even doing them correctly. I had a decent amount of lower body strength, just not upper body. 

I was also battling to take off the 20 pounds I had put on the previous summer. I managed to put on 20 pounds in less than three months. Yes, 20 pounds in 3 months.   

Six months later, the scale was not moving and I was not pushing myself. 

I was unmotivated and stuck in my own head. 

I thought I would first lose the 20 pounds and then join DSC. It made no sense, but that is where I was in my head. I am glad I didn’t do it that way! 

Initially, I was very afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up with everyone and the demanding workouts. It was hard at first and I had to modify a bit, but I kept up with it. 

Everyone was super encouraging and it kept me motivated to keep coming back every day. 

I had a chronic back issue and a knee issue before I joined. The trainers were aware and had modifications for everything. 

I can honestly say joining DSC was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself and my overall health and well-being. 

I found myself to be stronger, and more conscious of my form and technique (lifting correctly), rather than being concerned with how many reps I was doing or trying to keep up with everyone else. 

When I ran, Matt would (and still does) correct me and remind me to stand straight. My posture and my core muscles are something I am still working on improving. 

This is an example of exactly what makes this gym different. 

The trainers are super knowledgeable and concerned with form and technique and the specific areas *I* need to improve. They do this for everyone who walks in the door. I am so grateful for that. 

Everyone’s journey is different, and this gym really operates under that philosophy. 

There is no competition with other people; it is truly an atmosphere that pushes you to dig in and really accomplish your personal best. I find myself wanting to work harder and be the best version of me that I can be. 

I have to laugh, because I feel like I am chronically sore, not a bad sore, but more of a “wow, I have muscles here” sore. AND, yet, I still go back for more every day. Previously in my workouts, I would talk myself out of exercising the next day if I was sore. Not so much now. I push through the soreness and feel so much better for it. 

I recently hurt my wrist. I was able to see Dynamic's Physical Therapist, Jamie Morse who was able to let the trainers know what modifications I needed for my wrist and what specific exercises to incorporate into my workout routine. Throughout my injury, I was able to work out and not miss a class. I appreciated that so much.

I have lost the 20 pounds I put on 2 years ago, after following the Weight Watchers Points System and working out consistently 4-6 times a week. I truly look forward to working out. Everyone  is very encouraging and wants you to succeed. I genuinely want people to succeed and meet their goals. I have witnessed some incredible transformations since I have been there, as well as having made some great friendships.

If you are thinking of joining, my advice is to just try a class. You won’t regret it!

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