Member success story: Dianna C.
What made you decide to begin a fitness program and why did you choose Driven Fitness?
I decided I needed to get stronger if I wanted to continue doing triathlons. I have had some minor injuries due to weaknesses in my core and hips so I began doing some strength exercises suggested by my triathlon coach. I have several friends that have taken classes at Driven Fitness and they always have had great things to say about Coach Erica as well as how much they have enjoyed the classes. This was pre-Covid so the classes were in-person. The friends continued taking classes virtually when the pandemic hit and they still enjoyed them on-line. I really liked the idea of an on-line program because it saves me travel time to a gym and I can get the workout done in the morning before work. Driven Fitness had so many time options to choose from and the free week to try it out was perfect for me. I did the free week and have continued.
What does a typical workout week look like for you?
My typical workout week consists of 2 strength workouts with Driven Fitness, 3 swims, 3-4 bikes, 3-4 runs, and some physical therapy exercises for my knees.
How do you fit it all in?
I do the Driven Fitness workouts in the morning before work as well as the PT exercises. I can get these done because I take the virtual classes which doesn’t require any driving and therefore less time. The other workouts are afterwork. I am fortunate that I can typically leave work by 3:00 so I have afternoons to get the swims, bikes, and runs done.
How has your workout routine changed over time?
I was never a serious athlete growing up. I played sports with my brothers and volleyball one year in high school. In college I took aerobics for PE. I’ve been doing triathlons off and on for about 15 years. Last year I added strength workouts written by my coach and this year I do the Driven Fitness workouts.
What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
My struggle is with confidence. I have learned to use positive self-talk to get me through difficult or long workouts.
How do you manage to eat healthy?
I’m a “routine” person and I have figured out what works for me. I have oatmeal with almond butter for breakfast and I always pack a healthy salad and fruit for lunch. Dinners are harder but we are an Italian family so we eat a lot of pasta. I figure if two of my meals are healthy I’m doing pretty good.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My friends keep me motivated and support my long workouts. I have the BEST tribe that have accompanied me or provided aid stations during the long workouts. I am so fortunate for their support.
#1 tip for someone struggling to find a way to fit exercise into their lives?
You need to be accountable to someone. Find a friend that will workout with you or a coach/trainer. Family and co-workers ask me why I exercise so much and the answer is – it’s my social time. Ninety percent of my workouts are with my friends.