Dorothy is an athlete at Northglenn Health and Fitness. She is a nurse, who works the night shift, at a hospital. She is under tremendous pressure at work and wants to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Tell Us About Yourself
I am a nurse I’m currently working in a hospital and I’m working nights. The stress that we’ve gone through in the past few months, looking after people with the Coronavirus and being subject to a lot of changes recently on how we care for our patients is unbelievably stressful. Working as I have with Patrick and Jennifer has made that livable.
It’s almost overwhelming sometimes what I do in my job, but if I didn’t have this, I don’t know what I’d be doing. This is a hugely positive way to relieve stress and the stress that’s put on me, in my job. Northglenn Health and Fitness came highly recommended by a friend of mine. She thought I would be a really good candidate.
What about people that think they (or you) too old to do this?
I never thought at my age that I would be able to build up the kind of strength that I’m building. The first day that I met Patrick and Jennifer, they said, “You can do it at any age!”, and they were right. I’m very pleased and encouraged that I can even be strong being as old as I am. It has made a huge difference in my life. Not only am I getting stronger physically, but it’s helped my stress mentally so much. And I would say, be prepared to sweat.
Why did you choose Personal Training?
Personal training to me is much more challenging. And also I’m a little shy about group situations. I feel I do much better being pushed individually. Believe me, Patrick is going to push you, but he knows just how far to do that.
I would like to add that training for me is the best investment I’ve ever made in myself.
To be able to come to an atmosphere with Jennifer and Patrick, that’s so supportive and so encouraging is only going to be a benefit. You will never ever go wrong spending the best money you’ve ever made on yourself. Trying to be the best that you can be.
Tell us about working with Coach Patrick
I have never encountered such a positive person that’s making you work so hard. He makes it seem easy when it’s not. He knows how far to push you. And I’ve never heard a negative word come out of his mouth. The atmosphere is very positive. He’s very encouraging.
He doesn’t back off! But he knows just how far to can push you. He’s always very supportive of what you’re doing even though, to me, it doesn’t always look very good sometimes.