These group classes are amazing. They are not your typical fitness class or boot camp.
What I’m finding is that my body is better than it was at 20. I’m stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been.
Since that first class, I have never looked back. I am a totally dedicated DUFFer.
I would recommend DUFF classes to anyone.
I was getting fit, sleeping better, my back was not bothering me and my depression was gone! Seeing results and the feeling of happiness after a challenging workout, started to outweigh bad unhealthy things.
We moved to Charleston in September 2013 and quickly found ourselves in a downward spiral of not being able to say no to the social events, great restaurants and cocktails! Although fun in the moment, I felt an underlying depressed and frustrated feeling of “how did I let myself get to this point again”. I knew I wasn’t truly happy emotionally and physically.
I was not overweight by definition but that does not mean I was not WAY out of shape. My muscles were weak, my posture poor, my back was starting to hurt again and I had low energy. Working out on our own and at traditional gyms were not cutting it.
Then we heard about Duff through a friend! The workout structure seemed right up our alley. We were excited to find group or 1-on-1 high intensity, interval, weight and cardio training all in one place! For a while my husband and I put off joining. We said to ourselves, “before we can justify paying for another gym membership we need to prove we can do it on our OWN first”.
Well… some time passed and the viscous cycle just continued. Finally, I realized we NEED motivation and support from a group. We NEED someone to keep us accountable and to help us get back in a routine. So…we pulled the trigger and signed up with DUFF on the spot for 3 months so we would feel committed to go! I was nervous for the first session and honestly a little embarrassed to say I played college soccer. That was quickly replaced with comfort as Andrew, Anna and all of the other trainers made us feel so relaxed the moment we walked in the door.
I was totally out of shape my first session; I could barely do 1 push-up correctly and was tired after just 10 body weight squats! Determined, we stuck with it for 3 months and I was already seeing results! I was getting fit, sleeping better, my back was not bothering me and my depression was gone! Seeing results and the feeling of happiness after a challenging workout, started to outweigh bad unhealthy things. Of course, there were days I did not want to go, but I knew if I could just step inside the door the trainers and group support would help me the rest of the way!
The workouts are constantly changing so you don’t get “burnt out” and the trainers focus on safe functional movements that everyone can do, instead of intimidating lifts that can cause injury. DUFF trainers are especially experts at personal modifications if the exercise is too hard/easy to ensure everyone gets the best workout possible for their fitness level. Even when I injured my shoulder from working on my house, DUFF still encouraged me to come to class. They gave me specialized workouts to accommodate my injury and helped rehab me to health . This is especially rare in a group workout setting!
I have been a DUFF member almost a year and a half now and I feel strong, confident and happy! I get asked all the time how much I workout. People often assume because I look fit I must work out everyday and eat perfect, but that is far from the truth! I started building lean muscles (and yes ladies I said LEAN NOT BULKY) and noticed working out 3-4 times a week was plenty to see results and I could eat more too! I don’t beat myself up if I indulge here and there because my body burns calories much more efficiently now! I am so happy I found DUFF and it is a part of my life now!
Thank You DUFF!!
There’s no comparison or competition. Andrew can reach anyone on any level.
I’ve been doing DUFF for 3 years now, and it has totally transformed my life. The motivation and accountability that DUFF provides is incredible and is the reason for my success.
My confidence level is out the roof and I feel that I can accomplish anything now.
I fell in love with this workout. Every time I can’t wait to workout.
I needed a support system, structure, motivating trainers and some really cool people to help me reach my goals and enjoy the process. And that last piece for me personally was D.U.F.F.
I crash dieted for a few months and lost a lot of weight, only to gain it back simply by smelling fried food. Back weighing 300ish again, I no longer supported the weight with a large athletic build, at this point I’m actually just quite pudgy.
Fast forward to 2013 our wedding Is fast approaching! If I can’t shape up for this I’m truly a lost cause! At this point in life I’ve heard of interval training’s benefits and even tried some crazy competitive crossfit classes (which I quit because I was tired if being ostracized for not being able to do 1000 double unders in a minute).
I thought between my wife and I, we could make me loose the weight.. And I did… All by myself… To my lowest ever, 255lbs at my honeymoon… But a vital piece of the puzzle was missing and I weighed 300 again before year end.
Feb 2014 was when I realized missing piece of puzzle. I needed a support system, structure, motivating trainers and some really cool people to help me reach my goals and enjoy the process. And that last piece for me personally was D.U.F.F.
I’ve never seen results or training that actually last. And I truly believe D.U.F.F. Training works because:
1) the D.U.F.F. training Philosophy is state of the art. Andrew, Anna, and Team are educated in the most advanced methods to safely tone you and help you cut fat!
2) Support structure and motivating trainers. When I get lazy and feel like skipping I know my fellow Gym Mates and trainers will help me stay on track and accomplish goals.
3) Fun workouts anyone will like. It’s cliché to say, but there are days when it’s so fun it doesn’t feel like exercise. Their is so much variety like beach workouts, rope climbing, obstacle courses, running, lifting, jumping, etc…
4) Likable, non-intimidating TEAM. There is a reason people come back to D.U.F.F. It’s because everyone who walks in the door is greeted by a genuinely good likable trainer who is excited to help you improve. And you won’t be ostracized for not being able to do cool intense lifting moves.
5) Lastly, proven lasting results. Ask anyone if the hundreds of clients and they will agree. I personally in 1 year of D.U.F.F. have reached a new personal best reaching 245 lbs and loosing 10% overall body fat and with the before mentioned 4 points I am confident its permanent.
I would urge anyone to just show up and meet the staff. If nothing else try 1 workout. You’ll be glad you did!”