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How Daryl Found the Fountain of Youth at DSC!

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...

Aug 21 4 minutes read

I used to go to regular big box gyms like Best fitness, & 24 hour Fitness before that. I’d show up with no plan and find a piece of equipment that I hadn’t used the last time I was there. 

I had no workout structure. 

I tried some of their classes but I was either the only guy or the youngest in the group. Always felt awkward. The workouts were weak and too generalized to the myriad of fitness levels. I never got pushed. 

I tried a trainer but then he decided to go become a mailman and that was the last of it….I just stopped going because I was bored.

Before joining DSC I felt awful.

I had just turned 40 and my young metabolism had faded. I couldn’t eat anything I wanted any more without feeling gross.

I was tired, short tempered, and I swear I would pull muscles all the time. My back, my neck, my knee. I felt like wow, this getting older thing everyone talks about is true….it’s terrible.

I wanted to have my energy levels back. I wanted to feel good. I wanted to trim down the dad bod. I wanted to be a better example for my two young kids. 

I didn’t want to feel older anymore.

I was a little fearful before joining? I was worried everyone was jacked and in shape at DSC. Not everyone though….that was nice to see a little normal or real people sweating it out. 

I didn’t think I would last. I thought my interest would fade or I’d feel inadequate. Worse yet…hurt myself trying to be a hero to fit in. They don’t let you do that…

Honesty, I’m not sure what’s in the water at this place but the staff is all very happy to be there. All the time. They are all generally interested in a relationship with us gym goers and they all know your name….it’s like the Cheers of Gyms…

I’m down 25lbs from when I started!

That’s nice but I’m most impressed with my energy levels and strength gains. 

Don’t get me wrong, the workouts are still tough but I can actually finish a lot of the sections of the work out now and it sort of gives me a rush. I’m like,,,”holy moly…..did my lanky butt just knock out like 20 burpees”….you actually get amped up by your gains.

My favorite part of DSC is feeling welcome, & feeling part of a community. I do admit I do like when the classes are done….but that’s mostly because I’m proud I did it and feel better about my day.

DSC has brought fitness back in my life that faded since entering the real world and becoming beer drinking dad. I had been faking keeping it up for years before committing to a structure I could stick to.

What keeps me coming back is that I walk in and I’m constantly like....uggh this is going to be tough workout today…..and then I feel I kill it and feel incredible after!

I’m most impressed that rest of the day I am a machine and double my to do list than on a day I don’t go……I am 5 days a week now because 3 wasn’t cutting it. Schedules get crazy so when I don’t get in….I find myself needing to find something in my day to get to the sweat level of the DSC session…. like building my kids a tree fort in a day kind of sweat…

I know I couldn’t do it on my own….DSC makes it so you don’t have to. 

Don’t you want to be part of something like that? The other places may give you free pizza and doughnuts but that sort of defeats the purpose….

- Daryl

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