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Training is all about taking you from where you are, to where you want to be.

“The reason I started working out with DFM was because I had grown so weak from my lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, an enlarged heart, diabetes, thyroid disease, fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and really terrible pain that kept me in a wheelchair and/or walker. I was desperate to regain a better quality of life!

February 17, 2010 I got the phone call–I had breast cancer and got information from the Inspire  organization about symptoms and treatment. Jake was one of the first people I told. He said, “I could get through it.”

As you can imagine, I can’t get out of the house all that much, it’s basically only when I absolutely have to. I knew that exercising was going to benefit me greatly and I was motivated, but I did have that hurdle to overcome. It was then suggested to me that I look for exercise equipment for sale near me, and I actually managed to find a few good options. After looking at them and thinking it over I got a few machines, and when all was said and done I had an improvised gym in one of my rooms. It was rough at first, but I had good people pushing me to keep going. They motivated me by telling me that people not dealing with my illnesses would have a hard time as well, given how long I had gone without exercise. I started slow obviously, only doing what I was able to do, which wasn’t much, so it was a hard time at the beginning I tried to continue, although practice empowers you to learn to let go of your physical tension, it can be a real shock to recognize each more profound personal level of emotional and mental tension hidden beneath, that could affect to any person, from professional to even teenagers, so there are residential programs for at risk youth that can really help with this.

In less than 6 months of working out with Danny McCorkell, I was OFF the three medications for diabetes, and my fatty liver disease had vastly improved, the cancer was also progressing with the treatment and now with the exercise. In fact, everything improved! I’m now able to use some of the machines and do several exercises, but best of all, I’m stronger. My pain levels have decreased dramatically, so that I want to do more! And, I don’t NEED my wheelchair or walker much at all now!


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