My entire life I have been very active
“My entire life I have been very active. However, I have never been able to get the “fit” look that I have always wanted. Obsidian has become one of my favorite workouts. It allows me to work out my core and all my major muscle groups mixed in with some excellent cardio! I am happy to say to have lost 30 lbs in 12 weeks.
But I am even happier to say I know what it takes for long term success.”
The weight started to melt away!
After spending nearly a decade pursuing a career in medicine I achieved my goal of becoming a young physician. The only problem was that I didn’t feel young. I felt tired and exhausted. With some encouragement from my wife I decided to join “her gym.” At first I was skeptical, another benefit of a career in medicine about joining a gym…but DASH wasn’t like other gyms I’d joined before. I jumped into an 6 week challenge and the weight started to melt away but more importantly I had more energy. At the core of my new work regimen was Obsidian, a total body work out like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. Now after nearly 6 months of working out at DASH and doing Obsidian twice a week I’m in the best shape of my life and continually challenged by the work outs. The staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive. I would recommend DASH to my friends, family and patients. If you want your life and health back then get to DASH and take it back.
I lost 23 1/2 lbs in 12
I was tired of my own excuses for not getting into shape: “My baby’s only a year old,” “I don’t have time to do this right,” “With work and kids, I have enough on my plate.” Well, I was putting a lot on my plate, but I knew deep down that what I really needed was motivation. My running partner had been doing the Obsidian Challenge at DASH, and I watched her pounds, inches, and clothing sizes dwindle away in front of me. I knew I had found what I needed to put the excuses to rest. I started the Challenge in January of 2010, days before my son’s first birthday. I was determined that I would put everything I had into it. I exercised more, followed Lacey and Erin’s advice (even if that advice sometimes included increasing calories), and learned to eat in a different way. Was it easy? No. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Every week I got on the scale and saw the pounds creep downward. My clothes started to get loose and my body more muscular. I work as a physician and have three young children but I was able to change my daily habits based on the principles of the Challenge. I loved doing the Obsidian classes, and I felt motivated by the DASH team every single day. Overall, I lost more than 16% of my body weight, and nine months later, I have kept it off. Inspiring, challenging, encouraging, and most of all, lots of fun, the DASH Obsidian Challenge was truly worth every mountain climber!
I was able to lose 20 lbs in 12 weeks!
I am a 55 year old mother of four and grandmother of ten. I started exercising about four years ago and although I tightened up a bit, I didn’t lose any pounds and not many inches. Last year I joined DASH and continued taking classes three days a week. Although I still didn’t change much, I felt a lot better about myself. It wasn’t until I joined the Obsidian Challenge that I started noticing a lot of results. With the help of Lacey and Erin encouraging and pushing me further than I thought I was capable, I was able to lose 20 lbs in 12 weeks. I don’t know the total inches but it is very noticeable. At times it was hard to keep up with the younger people in class, but Lacey and Erin were always very good at modifying my workouts so I could get the same results. They were always very conscious of me and my needs. The last three weeks of the challenge, I started going to the 50+ class that Pat taught. This was more geared to my level and with people around my same age. It is nice that there are always options for people at every level. I have tried a lot of things over the years to lose weight and I know I never would have achieved my goals without the help of Lacey and Erin and the Obsidian workouts.
I never imagined…
I never imagined in a million years I could reach my High School weight again! Obsidian isn’t easy, but well worth it. Especially since I was 24 lbs heavier when I became pregnant with our first child. After pregnancy, I was totally depressed. I resorted to wearing pajama bottoms as a regular staple in my wardrobe because nothing fit. My sister introduced me to obsidian after she lost 27 lbs in 12 weeks. I was extremely nervous to begin as the last time I routinely worked out was eight years prior. I thought my first workout would be my last. However, I tried it again and after a couple weeks not only did I notice a change on the scale, but I actually enjoyed workout. I also noticed my energy level increased weekly as did my confidence. (This may sound silly, but I even felt smarter throughout the day, and accomplished more.)