Daphne Durieux has lost 20 POUNDS, with us so far. She started with the Fitin42 Program and has continued to be a part of our family. Read her awesome story about her struggles and accomplishments:
“Going from someone who used to be 120-125 pounds, to someone that ended up being 200 pounds after the pregnancy of my last child – that’s a huge change.
Trying to lose all that weight was hard. For women who are older, it’s even worse. I am a pastry chef so that makes things even harder for me, but I still have managed to make the efforts and changes and get results. Before, I would put on workout videos, do some of it, sit down and rest. A few minutes would turn into hours and then I would just stop the workout completely. It didn’t work for me. I need to have physically come in and do the class. You can’t just stop and just sit down and watch. The trainers at Next Level Fitness push you, and are there to show you how to do everything and to support you along the way. Coming and going through the Fit in 42 program was probably the best decision and best money I have ever spent.
Now I feel great. I get up in the mornings and want to go to the gym. I’ve never felt like that before, going to another gym. My self-esteem is a little bit higher, my clothes are fitting much nicer. I’ve been able to get my “fat clothes” in a box. I cannot wear them anymore they are all loose!
Prior to starting, I struggled and dealt with Psoriasis. It has cleared now. My scalp cleared, patches on knees went away, my skin got smoother, and my cellulite went away. I didn’t expect any of this from starting–ever. I expected the clearing from medication. But I didn’t expect it from working out, eating right, and drinking water – that never even crossed my mind. All I thought was medicines and chemicals would be the answer for me. And even that never really helped out much anyway for me.
I wasn’t expecting to form the friendships I have now with everyone here. The friendships with even the trainers and how they treat you was unexpected. You make a circle of friends that understand your ways of being, and it is truly awesome. We all support each other.
I would literally grab someone on the fence about coming in and drag them into NLF. Until you physically come in and talk to the trainers and people who come here, you will never know. At least try it out. This is not your normal gym. You don’t just get on a machine and do some reps, and go home. They care about you and what you are trying to achieve.
You even make friends with everyone that works at NLF, so that is a bonus on top of losing the weight. I think that is what people don’t understand – it’s a complete lifestyle. The people you meet, are the people that are going to help you get to your goal. I look at myself in the mirror when I go in and I see my waist shaping up again, the figure I used to have, its nice to see that. I am very grateful; for Next Level Fitness and to the people that have pushed me.” – Daphne Durieux