Blogs from November 2017

Nov 21 2017

Missy McDonald

Missy McDonald

What is your Philosophy?

I feel as a Personal Trainer/Coach, my job is to bring positive change to people's lives.  I strive to provide safe, challenging, fun and effective sessions to anyone wanting to achieve a fitness/weight loss goal or rehab an injury.


What makes you passionate about training?
Building close relationships/watching clients exceed their goals and keep wanting more.  It's fun to watch a shift occur in their physical/mental confidence and abilities.  Often that new confidence expands into all areas of their lives.  Helping to facilitate that confidence is really rewarding and keeps me motivated and passionate about training.


How did you get into the field?
I was in my Sophomore year at Univ. of Texas, my major was Art and my Life Drawing Professor suggest I find another major. I was crushed and cried my way over to my Career Counselor and she asked me what my interests were I replied Soccer and working out. She told me of a brand new degree called Kinesiology...Read More

Nov 14 2017

Lauren Ruhl

Lauren Ruhl


What is your Philosophy?
As a trainer, my philosophy is to help individuals learn and become aware on how to live the happiest and healthiest life. The six main functional movement patterns are critical to understand for the way we live. We utilize these movements almost every day when we pick up things, clean the car and house, and when we perform daily movements. Therefore, it is important to understand how to perform these movements correctly before diving into all the other great exercises one can perform! The body is capable of doing so many incredible things, and as a trainer I want to support and guide my clients to feeling that they are capable of more than they could imagine. Exercising is the best form of therapy and it makes us feel better about ourselves and the way that we live. Exercising is the physical component of being fit and healthy, and as a trainer, I strongly believe that it is just as important to integrate a psychological piece to training. With that, I...Read More

Nov 6 2017

Brendan Finneran

Brendan Finneran

What is your Philosophy?

Working hard and having fun are related 100% in an effective training session.

What makes you passionate about training?

The function of what we train like at the gym and how we can improve our outside passions!

How did you get into the field?

I enjoy the PAIN CAGE!

What is your most successful/rewarding client story?

The story line......I'm extremely lucky to have a very dedicated and talented group of people who all test themselves. Each person has unique "strengths and weaknesses". It is amazing to watch a group of individuals having success.


Tell us something nobody knows about you!

In high school, I secretly watched Beverly Hills 90210 with my sister!



 

Nov 1 2017

Dogma Memeber of the Month

Dogma Memeber of the Month

Way to go Marker, your dedication is paying off!
She has lost 40lbs since working out with Rod and focusing on her nutrition.
 
We asked Marka what motivated her to start the fitness journey and what keeps her going?
"At the beginning of the year, 2017 I looked at the scale and decided I had to do something, I was overweight, taking two blood pressure medicines and felt horrible. I have always been an athlete, enjoying biking, hiking, swimming, running, golf, etc. and I was having trouble enjoying those things.   
When the email arrive from Rod, I decided to commit to what has now proved to be a life changing experience.  I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the support the people at Dogma, my family and friends have provided.  They are amazing motivators and for me, my heroes!"
 
Marka says she enjoys Dogma because everyone is here to help and encourage her.  "It is an infectious feeling when everyone is working out together, pushing to the limit!"
We love having Marka in the...Read More