Congratulations to our Client of the Month in Somerville: Christine Huard!
What is your hometown? Quebec City, in Canada.
What brought you to DPT? My dear friend Nathan. I’ve always been somewhat active but was not getting any support, results and motivation from the gym I was going to. I needed a change. At the time, Nathan had been coming to DPT for a couple of months and I had noticed significant and positive changes in his mind and body. I met with Callie and never looked back, even if my first workout at DPT was the infamous pyramid!
How long have you been training with us? Since September 2012.
What do you do in the “real world?” (job, family, pets, etc): I’m a scientist at a pharmaceutical company. I work hard and long hours with the ultimate goal to develop a medicine that will improve patients’ lives. I’m almost there…I don’t have any pets but I have a green thumb; I love orchids.
What is one fun fact that most people don’t know about you? A long time ago, on a fall evening in a country far away, out on a date, I burned up (totaled) my mother’s first car, a white Toyota Corolla. I didn’t notice that the cigarette lighter (yes, cigarette lighters used to be in cars!) was pushed in until flames came out of the ventilation traps. Calling my parents at 3 in the morning to tell them the news is still memorable!
What is your favorite exercise and why? I like everything that challenges my strength, cardio, balance and mobility, so I try to find something good in every exercise! Is foam rolling considered an exercise?
What is your biggest gym achievement so far? There are so many, small and big… To name a few: my first 20” box jump, many pounds and inches, improving my nutrition and still applying the learnings (thanks Emily!), signing up for a 5k (yes, I’m running!), swinging the 46 kg kettlebell…
What inspires and motivates you? RESULTS and PEOPLE! Without a doubt, my biggest motivation comes from my 6AM workout crew and our bad ass trainers!
What would you say to someone who is thinking about joining or who has just joined DPT? If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! Believe in yourself and don’t give-up; you’re stronger than you think you are! Your DPT family will always be there to support you.