The start of the new year kicks off a project for me that ventures into new territory. I, along with my best friend Amanda, have joined DNA Fitness. This group of four guys absolutely kill their workouts on video for thousands to see. Their main stage is YouTube, but they plan to reach even bigger audiences. Their goal is to inspire and motivate anyone and everyone to challenge themselves in every aspect of life. Watch one minute of a video and it is clear that they work hard. After meeting the team, it’s also clear that the hard work doesn’t end with their workouts. They wanted to expand their reach to a female audience, so they asked some females to join their team. Enter Amanda and I. Amanda is a certified personal trainer and bikini competitor. I am simply a fitness enthusiast. Together, we plan to eliminate “I can’t do that” from the female viewer’s mind. Fitness means something different for everyone. I can think of a hundred things I can’t physically do…yet. In the mean time, I plan to focus on the exercises I can “kind of” do, and get better at them. I’m going to focus on things I can definitely do, and do more of them. This won’t be a channel that says “Hey, look what I can do and you can’t.” That’s not who Amanda and I are. We are awkward. We are goofy. We are striving to be better. I most certainly hope that we progress with each video, but that growth would mean nothing if we never inspired anyone to get better themselves.
More than anything, we want to reach out to women. Interestingly enough, we both found fitness as an outlet after dark times. We know what it’s like to submit to negative thoughts about our own bodies. There are plenty of wonderful fitness routines out there that are geared towards women. Our goal is to prove that we, as women, can be both strong and feminine. We want to challenge women to pick up heavy weights. We want to eliminate the fear of going into the “men’s side” of the gym. It definitely takes time to adjust to a new workout regimen, but it will soon become something you crave. Because let me tell you, it is incredibly gratifying to say, “I can lift this” or “I can carry that.” While most women do workout to change their bodies, we want to shift the mindset to that of an athlete. The reflection in the mirror will be a reflection of your hard work. After all, what you get out of it depends what you put in.
With no further adieu; checkout our first video!