Having been involved in sports and fitness in some way for most of my life, I was naturally excited about starting Going Strong 805, and partnering with Leah Bingham and Simi Evolve Fitness to create a unique and synergistic exercise program.
Although basketball was my passion all through school, it wasn't until the mid 1980s that I discovered bodybuilding, but more specifically, strength training and its numerous benefits. I remember joining the local gym, buying all the books and magazines I could get my hands on, and following the greats, like Arnold, Corey, and Rachel through their careers. At a time when aerobics was the talk of the town, I found it fascinating to be able to achieve similar, if not, greater benefits using dumbbells and my bodyweight. I can recall how quickly my body took shape, yet the scale showed a very small weight difference. I witnessed firsthand the power of resistance training, and I believe no program is complete without including a strength building aspect.
The motivation to embark on this new Journey was born out of a desire to continue on the fitness path I had started and grown to love alongside the great friends I have made through 805 Boot Camp, which sadly closed its doors in June 2017.
I have always enjoyed exercise, but all my years in fitness cannot compare with these past few years under Randy and Sarita Shoemaker. What they created and sustained was nothing short of remarkable.
It's about much more than working out and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. It's about doing these things together. It's about the deep and lifelong friendships that develop as you work on similar goals and encourage each other. It's about serving others and making them more important than yourself.
This is what my desire is with Going Strong 805 - to have a welcoming program, where the people are involved in each others' lives, where we build each other up, and treasure every day that we are given. As our Family grows, my hope is that we can build on this solid foundation - to keep Going Strong and Evolving through each season of our lives - together!
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Certified Adult HEARTSAVER FIRST AID/CPR/AED - American Heart Association
Faced with a high blood pressure and pre-diabetes diagnosis, Diane decided to take control of her health. She began keeping a food journal and walking. Walking led to joining a gym, which led to outdoor fitness and eventually a 50 pound weight loss. Never having run a mile in her life, she caught the running bug, and has completed numerous street and trail races. She made many new friends and found that helping others in their fitness journey fills her heart with joy. "Strength is independence."
Certified Group Fitness Instructor -
National Academy of Sports Medicine and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Certified Adult/Pediatric FIRST AID/CPR/AED - American Red Cross