How Jen took back her health & happiness in 2020!
I have always defined myself as an athlete and took pride in that identity.
I started running competitive cross country and track at 12 years old, and even once held the 800-meter record in high school. In my 20’s I continued challenging myself with 5k's, half marathons, marathons, Olympic triathlons and I even hiked the presidential range in one, very long, day. In my mind, there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do and I was on top of the world.
But then came my 30’s, the decade where many choose to settle down, have children, and subsequently let go of our health, wellbeing, and sense of who we are.
I tried to keep optimistic about my eventual return to peak fitness, but after thousands of wasted dollars in gym memberships, fitness apps, and home gym purchases, I just could not hold myself accountable or consistent, so I gave up and felt miserable.
My ship sank further in 2019 with a difficult divorce closely followed by isolation due to a worldwide pandemic.
I had lost my identity and the sense of who I once was.
While I wallowed in self-pity for close to a year, I became anxious and depressed, and this got me pretty angry at myself.
So, I took that anger and decided to do something about it. In July I randomly Googled “gyms in Nashua” just to see what I could do to pull myself out of the gutter, and DSC was the first hit!
I literally packed my 4-year-old daughter into the car, drove directly to DSC and signed on that very day. I have been going 2x a week ever since!
What makes the difference at DSC? It's the way the coaches make you feel from the moment you walk through the door. You are not just another customer walking through the door, you are somebody, you are important.
The coaches show this by the way they take the time to commit your name to memory, engage you in conversation, and let you know that you are being watched and accounted for throughout the workout.
Once I knew I wasn’t invisible and couldn’t hide and make excuses, I was hooked.
I have never had an experience like this, ever!
When I first started in July, especially my first class, I had absolutely no idea how to do any of the kettlebell routines, couldn’t do a real push up, and had very little muscle mass.
Now in November, I feel proficient in the routines, eager to push my kettlebell weight up, and I can do real push-ups!
Most importantly, I found myself again!
I can honestly say at age of 36, I am in the best shape of my life after only 3 months, both physically and emotionally.
My daughter recently stated, “Mommy, you have really big muscles now, I want some too”, which is all the affirmation I need!
I am so thankful that I took the impulse to join the DSC community, it was a life saver that I will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for helping me reclaim my identity as an athlete and relighting my fire!
For anyone thinking of joining DSC, and you have reservations due to Covid, please go and check out their set up.
I am a high school teacher, and I can honestly say the DSC staff and facility go above and beyond safety protocols, even more than some of the schools I have been in. This was really important to me as I didn't want to risk the health of my family and school community in order to workout.
I confidently believe DSC has one of the BEST processes for keeping members safe and equipment sanitized.