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

Matt Skeffington

Matt’s primary role at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to make sure that our coaches and clients are consistently improving, all while operatin.

Matt’s primary role at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to make sure that our coaches and clients are consistently improving, all while operatin.

Nov 17 4 minutes read

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!

Our Next Women's Group Starts in August!

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