Why did you join Dakotah! Sport and Fitness?
I used to work at Mystic in my early 20s and I joined then to take advantage of the basketball courts. When I left, I cancelled my membership. When I got a little bit older, I decided it was time to start living a little bit healthier life style so I checked out a few fitness centers in area. At that time, I felt like DSF provided the most value for your dollar so I came back. About a year and a half after I made that decision I also came back to work at Mystic so a bonus to that was the employee discount and health insurance reimbursement to the fitness center that I already belonged to.
How long have you been a member?
4ish years in the mid to late 90s. 13+ years currently.
What do you like best about Dakotah! Sport and Fitness?
The wide variety of services offered and equipment available. Also, the people that work there are great.
What area(s) of the club do you use?
Even though I use some more than others, I really use just about all of them. I used to play a lot of basketball but I am retired now and sometimes I will use the weight room. I like to do triathlons along with other events during the summer so it is nice to have the pool and cardio equipment that I can train with while we wait on our insanely long winters to pass. My favorite part though is the group fitness classes that are offered. I am a regular at the noon classes. Then I try to hit some of the evening ones as well, although I make more of those during the winter than the summer.
What are your fitness or health goals and how is Dakotah! Sport and Fitness helping you attain them?
As noted in question #4, I like to do different events and DSF provides the facilities for me to stay in shape year round.
Any tips for current or prospective members?
When I first came back those 13+ years ago, there was a trainer (Dale for those of you that remember him) that told me this should just become a part of your life and that really stuck with me. Do not be afraid to smile, say hi, and ask questions not only to the staff but also to the fellow members.
Do you have a personal motto you’d like to share?
I’d rather be lucky than good.