Why did you join Dakotah! Sport and Fitness?
The local gym closest to our house closed and we had to relocate. My husband went on a mission one day and stumbled upon this gem. It’s been our workout home ever since.
How long have you been a member?
We joined on my birthday just shy of 9 years ago.
What do you like best about Dakotah! Sport and Fitness?
I really love the group fitness classes. Metabolic Challenge, Strong, and Fusion are classes I frequent. The group setting makes the workouts enjoyable and the time flies by. I love how each of the instructors holds you accountable and pushes you in each class. I also really like the indoor track. I sit at a desk all day so it’s nice to have somewhere do go during the winter months and bad weather to burn off some additional energy.
What area(s) of the club do you use?
This has changed over time. When we first joined, I stuck to the elliptical machine and the weights. Eventually I added in a spin classes. Now, my schedule has changed, and you can find me at the noon fitness classes or on the indoor track. We have two little boys, so we try to take advantage of the pool area as well.
What are your fitness or health goals and how is Dakotah! Sport and Fitness helping you attain them?
My fitness goal is to be the healthiest me I can be. We’re an active family so staying in shape is a priority. Our boys are 5 and 19 months old so they’re active and full of energy. I want to be the mom that can keep up with them and show them the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The group fitness classes have taken my workouts to the next level. I thrive in a group setting and feed off the group energy. It’s easy to play it safe when you’re doing a solo workout. Having an instructor peering down my shoulder and telling me to grab a heaver weight pushes me further and takes me out of my comfort zone.
Any tips for current or prospective members?
Ask for help! The staff and members are so friendly and helpful. When I first joined, I kept to myself and did my own thing. I wish I would have joined the group classes sooner. Try a new class and don’t be intimidated. Stepping out of your comfort zone is going to get you the results you want. You have to get uncomfortable to make a change.
Do you have a personal motto you’d like to share?
My dad has told me for years, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff.” As I grow older I’m discovering that he’s right.