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Durbrow Performance September 2015 Client of the Month: Kaitlyn Dmyterko

1. What is your hometown?
Albany, NY
2. What brought you to DP?
Some of my kickball friends talked about it so much that I decided to look into it. I only wish I joined sooner!!
3. How long have you been training with us?
It’s my one year anniversary this month!
4. What do you do in the “real world?”
 I am a marketing specialist at a medical device company in Burlington. We make a cool cardiovascular imaging device that we hope will be able to prevent heart attacks one day.
I also play softball, am trying to convince myself to like running (training for a 1/2 marathon), and love to cook.
5. What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
 I secretly (maybe not so secretly) love to sing Cher at karaoke.
6. What is your favorite exercise?
I’d say Sumo Deadlifts right now … I like to lift stuff up and put them down
7. What is your biggest gym achievement so far?
Probably getting on track in the nutrition program and pushing through the roadblocks my mind creates during certain exercises (like box jumps!)
8. What inspires and motivates you?
The group of people around me at each session motivates me to push myself harder. It is pretty awesome to see everyone achieving their goals and hitting PRs. I am also pretty pumped every time I walk into a class and my mind says “I can’t do this” and then my body pushes me through.
9. What would you tell someone that is thinking of joining or has just joined DP?
Stop thinking about it and just sign up!! Your first class is really scary but it becomes addicting and fun after just a few sessions. Emily, Bill, and Callie (and everyone at DPT) are awesome and push you to be the best version of yourself

Durbrow Performance Training Client of the Month: March 2014 Sam Godin

Congrats to our March 2014 Client of the Month, Sam Godin!

Sam just celebrated her 1 year anniversary with the Durbrow Performance family and what a transformation she has had.

When I first met Sam, I knew she was going to crush it. We had a long talk about how fed up she was and how she was ready for a change. I could just see the fire and I knew she would change her life.

Like most of us, the change has not been easy, full of struggles that are more mental than physical, but Sam has persevered like a champ.

Since November Sam has lost 26 inches, including 8 inches off her hips alone. This doesn’t even include the clothing size she has dropped since dialing in her nutrition in the last 6 weeks.

We chose Sam for the Client of the Month in March because that fire that I saw in March of 2013, it was back. Every single workout Sam has come to play. She’s been lifting heavy, pushing sleds like a maniac and keeping up with her conditioning workouts at home, which had previously been a bit of a struggle.

I’m so proud of this lady and I know the journey is really just starting.

Congrats Sam, you deserve it!




Durbrow Performance Training February Client of the Month: Barbara Langone

Congrats to our February Client of the Month, Barbara Langone!

Barbara has been training with the Durbrow Performance family since May of 2013. She came in after winning a month of training at a fundraiser from some of her fellow Constant Contact co-workers. Right off the bat she fit in perfectly, a great mix of being fun and laid back but when it comes to the training sessions, she goes into beast mode.

Every session Barbara is focused and she’s so easy to coach. She is patient with herself but always willing to push and use a bigger kettlebell or just a little bit more weight on the Prowler. She has improved her upper body strength tremendously and in her first 6 weeks alone she lost 8 pounds of body fat and 10 inches.

In the next 10 weeks she lost another 7 pounds of body fat and 4 more inches.

She has overall been one of our most consistent and hard working clients but in the last month this effort really shined through. Tom, Emily and I all agreed that she is one of the easiest clients to coach and we love the effort and attitude.

Congrats again Barbara, you deserve it!

Barbara COM

January Client of the Month: Sarah Deschaine

Congratulations to our January 2014 Training Client of the Month, Sarah Deschaine!

Since starting at Durbrow Performance back in 2012 Sarah has become one of our most consistent clients with one of the most amazing transformations.

Sarah came in with some exercise experience, doing mostly classes at her local gym. She started with a 21 day trial and with all intentions to just go back to her regular gym after the three weeks were up.

I guess that didn’t happen 🙂

Sarah has completely transformed her life, from not only exercise and healthy eating but in the mental aspect as well.

She has learned how to push herself past her limits, how to fuel her body with the right foods and how sleep and stress can affect the training sessions (and she’s managing those things even better now).

I could have given the Black T-shirt to Sarah many, many times over the last two years. She is consistent with pretty much perfect attendance, she gives 100% in each session and never just goes through the motions, she brings out the best in herself and in others and I love training with her during our Sunday Strength days because our small group of ladies has really become a great team and it’s awesome to get to interact with them on a deeper level each week.

I could go on and on about how much weight Sarah has lost and how many inches she’s dropped but that’s really just surface stuff. When you truly change your life, that’s major work, and Sarah has done that.

I’m so proud of Sarah’s transformation, congratulations Sarah and thanks for always showing up with a smile, an ass kicking attitude and for always following my directions when I write emails 🙂

Sarah D COM

November Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance Training: Jen Brock

Congratulations to our November 2013 Client of the Month, Jen Brock!

Jen has been training at Durbrow Performance since April of 2013 and she has truly been one of our most dedicated clients.

Jen came in with a very specific set of goals and since the beginning, she has accomplished those and more. She has run two Boston Marathons and even came in to train the next day.

Jen pushes herself during every training session her strength has gone through the roof, in part to her consistent training and also her focus during each exercise.

Jen is always striving to improve with the little things and improve not just her workouts, but her lifestyle in general. We chat a lot about nutrition, sleep and how to optimize all of these factors when working in a stressful and unpredictable job like Jen has.

She’s not only a dedicated member of our training team but she uses her passion and her willingness to help others as an amazing nurse at MGH.

In addition to pushing herself and improving during every training session, Jen is always there to lend some encouragement or a kind word to a fellow training member, or to harass John Pham or Dr. Dave to use more weight 🙂

Another amazing thing about Jen is that she brings me all kinds of goodies and writes the best thank you cards!

Congratulations Jen, you deserve this!





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October Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance Training: Victoria Aviles

Congratulations to our October 2013 Client of the Month, Victoria Aviles!

Victoria has been training at Durbrow Performance since January of 2013. She came in and immediately I knew she would be a hard worker. She asked a lot of great questions about her goals, where she should be in terms of body fat percentage, and exactly what it would take to get her there.

During the training sessions Victoria is always focused, always attentive to her form and never hesitates to make the exercise more challenging with a heavier Kettlebell, some chains or more weight on the Prowler.

Since she started with our training family, Victoria has improved her overall body composition through adding some awesome lean muscle and getting stronger and stronger by the week.

In October specifically, Victoria was in total beast mode. She came to each session with a focus to get better. Every single week she increased her weights on all the exercises, she improved her TRX Row technique to where she is just about parallel to the floor under the anchor point and is rocking the orange band on assisted pull ups which means she’s almost ready for a body weight pull up 🙂

Be sure to give Victoria a big congratulations when you see her in the gym.

Thanks for being an awesome part of our training family and keep up the great work!

Victoria COM


Somerville Personal Training Client of the Month: Pete Griffith

Congratulations to our July Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance Training, Pete Griffith!

Pete has been training with us since May of 2013. He came into the training family after some encouragement from his girlfriend Liz. During our Spring team contest, Pete signed up and we talked about exactly how to get him to gain some lean muscle and drop a bit of body fat. We were going to be more focused on the former because he didn’t have a whole lot to lose.

Pete was a great fit from the start, always motivated and excited to try new exercises and improve from week to week.

After a month we re-tested his body fat and he had dropped 3.5%. That was the real turning point for him and he started stepping up the game even more, always looking to increase weight, try a higher box on his jumps and just push himself to get stronger and faster every workout.


After the next measurement there was another 1.5% drop in body fat, not to shabby for someone who came in at 16% to begin with 🙂

Pete is now ramping up his kettlebell exercises and working on conquering the 42″ box jump. I know he’ll get there in no time.

Congrats again Pete and thanks for all of your hard work!

Pete COM


Somerville Personal Training Client of the Month: Christine Chan

Congratulations to our May Client of the Month, Christine Chan!

Christine has been training with the Durbrow Performance family since February of 2012 and in that time has totally transformed her body. Her transformation was a bit different than some, as she was looking to add more weight and more muscle to her frame.

She started out at 106 pounds and 26% body fat. She’s now rocking a lean 113 pounds at 18.2% body fat. This just goes to show that it’s not always about “weight” loss. Making sure you drop body fat and gain muscle is the #1 goal to looking and feeling great.

Christine has also improved her strength and mobility so well that her previous knee issues and pain are almost 100% gone.

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Our Somerville Training Client of the Month: Theresa Kelly

Congratulations to our April Training Client of the Month, Theresa Kelly.

Theresa has been training at Durbrow Performance since June of 2012. When we met for our initial consultation and talked about her goals and the plan of attack, I could tell she was ready. She was pissed, fired up and just ready to make a change.

I could see the fire and how bad she wanted to change and I was really psyched for her. I knew she was going to get results.

In the last 10 months Theresa has lost 11% body fat, 26 pounds of body fat and 31 inches. Pretty awesome.

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Somerville Fitness Training March Client of the Month: Lynn Walters Rekhi

Congratulations to our March Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance Training, Lynn Walters Rekhi.

Lynn has been training with us since March of 2011 and has completely changed her lifestyle and has become a great part of our training family. Over the past few years Lynn has lost 9% body fat and over 30 inches and has gotten her husband Rippi to train and get healthy as well.

Lynn and Rippi got married in May of 2012 and both of them looked lean and amazing.

Lynn and Rippi 300x199 Somerville Fitness Training March Client of the Month: Lynn Walters Rekhi



During the month of March Lynn had some of her best results, and was almost a permanent resident at DP. She made up a ton of missed sessions and trained 16 times, almost double what most people do in a month!

Congrats again Lynn, awesome work!

Lynn Client of Month

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