What type of change did you make in your life? Or what goal did you set out to achieve?
Making exercise an important part of my daily routine.
What are some challenges you faced that elicited that change or that made you want to go for that goal? What barriers did you run into while pursuing your goal?
Initially, I did not know where to start and thought of just walking over to the DAHLC. One of the employees there gave me a tour of the facility. I was also shown the available fitness classes. I had no prior experience working out in a gym of any sort, so Fitness Foundation classes seemed like a perfect place to start. The other challenge (and still is) is scheduling my time, but I enjoy these classes enough to tweak my schedule.
Recently, as I was visiting my home back in India for a month, I reached out to my instructors asking if they could send me with a workout plan for a month. They provided the plan as well as followed up with me on if I was able to do it.
What are some factors that helped you make that change or that helped you achieve your goal? List any specific services you used at the DAHLC.
The Fitness Foundation classes. I feel the trainers invest a lot in you, which personally motivates me to keep on continuing. The first few days were hard but then I started enjoying my workouts.
What would you tell or encourage someone with who is in your old shoes and does not know where to start? Anything that inspired you throughout your journey?
I would suggest enrolling in any fitness class to start. Classes not only help with mentorship, but also help keep a check on your schedules.
How does the future look different than it did before?
I am hopeful that I continue with this and lead a better, healthier lifestyle.