June 2015 Client of the Month Liz Gaskell

June 2015 Client of the Month Liz Gaskell

Liz Gaskell COM1. What is your hometown?

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.

2.What brought you to Durbrow Performance?

I moved to Somerville, Mass in 2011. A combination of John Pham, turning 30 and a desire to eat and drink more (and therefore needing to do more work!) brought me to the hallowed halls of DPT. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made.

3. How long have you been training with us?

Almost 3 years.

4. What do you do in the “real world”?

I am a Scientific Editor for a molecular biology journal called Molecular Cell. It’s a pretty awesome job. I write a column called ‘The Female Scientist’ for my company blog. I am life partner to Peter Griffith and mummy to Evelyn Griffith: both of whom have spent many hours working out at DPT – Evie mainly in utero.

5. What is one of the things most people don’t know about you?

Hmm, that’s a tough one. I’ve climbed two mountains over 20,000ft and I’ve visited 45 countries.

6. What is your favorite exercise?

Tire flipping, or tire strikes – anything to do with tires.

7. What is your biggest gym achievement so far?

Swinging a kettle bell while 41 weeks pregnant.

8. What motivates and inspires you?

I think this life is probably all there is, so I believe we should be the best we can be in the time that we have. The best partner, parent, son or daughter, friend, and the best version of our self.

9. What would you tell someone who is thinking about joining DPT or has just started?

. The person who is thinking about joining? – Just join. What have you got to lose? The person who has just joined? Work hard, have fun and next year you might look as good as Shonda.

 

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Durbrow Performance April 2015 Client of the Month: Anna Barroso

Durbrow Performance April 2015 Client of the Month: Anna Barroso

Congrats to our April client of the month, Anna B. Anna’s been one of our longest clients and this month she juggled studying, traveling and work and still had one of her best months with training and the nutrition plan.

 

What is your hometown?

Feeding Hills, MA

What brought you to Durbrow Performance?

Referred by a friend and wish I had come sooner!

How long have you been training with us?

A little over 3 years

 What do you do in the “real world”?

I work for PWC in the internal audit department

 What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

I have participated in a 200 mile relay race and finished with in 30 hours!

What is your favorite exercise?

Anything to do with valslides

What is your biggest gym achievement so far?

Over all body transformation

What motivates and inspires you?

 

 

 

 

 

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March 2015 Client of the Month: Julio De La Cruz

March 2015 Client of the Month: Julio De La Cruz

Congratulations to our March Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance, Julio De La Cruz.

This guy is so well-deserving of this award- he’s completely transformed his body and his mind and comes to the gym every day with an amazing attitude for himself and those around him.

Check out Julio’s story below:

1. What is your hometown?

Somerville, MA

2. What brought you to Durbrow Performance?

I live across the street so it was a no brainer. Just kidding. I need physical fitness in my life and prior to joining I would look out the window and see everyone coming out the front door looking like they gave it their best.

3. How long have you been training with us?

10 months

4. What do you do in the “real world?”

I work in the Telecommunications/Lab Resolutions field. I am a dad to 2 beautiful girls and my wife, Tina, also trains at DPT. I’m also a DJ on the side.

5. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I’m a big Star Wars geek.

6. What is your favorite exercise?

Tire flips :)

7. What is your greatest gym achievement so far?

My results in the nutrition program.

8. What motivates you and inspires you?

Results motivate me to continue to do better and the people at DPT inspire me.

9. What are your short term and long term goals?

My short term goal is to lose another 10 pounds. My long term goal is to maintain what I’ve learned so far and let that propel me to keep reaching. I’m not at my ideal weight yet, but I’m so much healthier than when I began at DPT.

10. What would you say to someone that is just starting or wants to start at DPT?

I would say this is the place that you will learn, be yourself, make mistakes, not be judged, be supported and have FUN.

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What I Learned in Sunny Cali

Last weekend I was in sunny Cali

It was 80 degrees and sunny…that didn’t suck

I was at a fitness seminar with over 600 other professionals….I wanted to share with you what I learned

(don’t worry, it’s not boring shit like which exercises are the best)

  • surround yourself with like minded people
  • be crystal clear on your intentions
  • spend 15-20 minutes each morning working on YOU before you work on others
  • get a mentor
  • get a mentor that scares you, just a little
  • never stop working to get better
  • work out with people (it’s WAY more fun)

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Why I Train

don’t train to get in shape

Sounds weird, coming from a fitness coach right?

I’m not saying you shouldn’t….what I am saying is that you need to figure out your goals

My goals and why I train are:

  • I want to feel bad ass
  • It helps me clear my head
  • I love doing Chin Ups
  • I LOVE doing Front Squats
  • Because muscles (shout out to Neghar Fonooni for that phrase)
  • I want to be pain free
  • I like to be able to jump up and do whatever my clients want me to do or show them ANY exercise
  • I like sculpting my body

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