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For All The Mom's Out There

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...

Jan 13 7 minutes read

I rejoined DSC about 9 months after having my first child. 

At the time I was doing a lot of walking and had started getting back into running, but I found that was bothering an old knee injury. 

I was also having a lot of aches and pains from my somewhat physically demanding work as a chiropractor.

I knew I needed to add in strength training to build my core and overall strength back up to be able to perform my day-to-day activities with less stress to my own body.

Also, I knew I was heading down a path I didn’t want to continue.

I work with many amazing people, some of who are proactive in taking care of their health and others who have neglected their body’s needs and are trying to rebuild the life they want.

Becoming a new mom brought different challenges of taking care of myself because my baby always came first!

And then my business, my patients, and sleep were all prioritized over my physical fitness.

I knew it was time to re-prioritize myself before I got too far off track.

My biggest hesitation in starting up at DSC was my fear of injuring myself as I was introducing movements my body wasn’t used to. 

Another thing that held me back was my ‘mom-guilt’ about taking that time just for myself and fitting another thing into my schedule.

Both hurdles were quickly overcome after my first class back. 

The trainers were great!

They encouraged me and provided modifications as needed.

I felt safe and I knew I wouldn’t injure myself as I eased into new workouts.

My ‘mom-guilt’ also quickly disappeared because even after that first class I felt better about myself. 

Taking that time serving myself (instead of everyone else) refueled me to be able give more to those in my life.

At this point, six months into working out twice a week, I feel much stronger and able to do my work as a chiropractor with more ease.

The aches and pain I was feeling after a long day are much less frequent and now happily replaced by the muscle soreness of a hard workout.

The confidence gained by tackling new challenges at the gym flows into all other aspects of my life.

And another bonus is that my clothes are fitting better now than before I was pregnant!

There are many things that keep me coming back to DSC.

The trainers are kind and knowledgeable.

They are all super encouraging but don’t hesitate to correct your form or push your comfort zone.

I also love that I can just show up and don’t have to think about what I’m going to do. I know they’ve created a well-balanced, challenging yet safe and fun workout.

I would encourage other new moms or really anyone to try it out.

The trainers at DSC have created a welcoming and non-judgmental zone open to many skill levels.

It is so important to take care of yourself.  

Your physical fitness allows you to feel better and be healthier in so many ways.

And when you feel better have more to give those around you and get more enjoyment out of life.  

I rejoined DSC about 9 months after having my first child. 

At the time I was doing a lot of walking and had started getting back into running, but I found that was bothering an old knee injury. 

I was also having a lot of aches and pains from my somewhat physically demanding work as a chiropractor.

I knew I needed to add in strength training to build my core and overall strength back up to be able to perform my day-to-day activities with less stress to my own body.

Also, I knew I was heading down a path I didn’t want to continue.

I work with many amazing people, some of who are proactive in taking care of their health and others who have neglected their body’s needs and are trying to rebuild the life they want.

Becoming a new mom brought different challenges of taking care of myself because my baby always came first!

And then my business, my patients, and sleep were all prioritized over my physical fitness.

I knew it was time to re-prioritize myself before I got too far off track.

My biggest hesitation in starting up at DSC was my fear of injuring myself as I was introducing movements my body wasn’t used to. 

Another thing that held me back was my ‘mom-guilt’ about taking that time just for myself and fitting another thing into my schedule.

Both hurdles were quickly overcome after my first class back. 

The trainers were great!

They encouraged me and provided modifications as needed.

I felt safe and I knew I wouldn’t injure myself as I eased into new workouts.

My ‘mom-guilt’ also quickly disappeared because even after that first class I felt better about myself. 

Taking that time serving myself (instead of everyone else) refueled me to be able give more to those in my life.

At this point, six months into working out twice a week, I feel much stronger and able to do my work as a chiropractor with more ease.

The aches and pain I was feeling after a long day are much less frequent and now happily replaced by the muscle soreness of a hard workout.

The confidence gained by tackling new challenges at the gym flows into all other aspects of my life.

And another bonus is that my clothes are fitting better now than before I was pregnant!

There are many things that keep me coming back to DSC.

The trainers are kind and knowledgeable.

They are all super encouraging but don’t hesitate to correct your form or push your comfort zone.

I also love that I can just show up and don’t have to think about what I’m going to do. I know they’ve created a well-balanced, challenging yet safe and fun workout.

I would encourage other new moms or really anyone to try it out.

The trainers at DSC have created a welcoming and non-judgmental zone open to many skill levels.

It is so important to take care of yourself.  

Your physical fitness allows you to feel better and be healthier in so many ways.

And when you feel better have more to give those around you and get more enjoyment out of life.  

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