December Wine Down Wednesday - Tiny Beast Fitness
Posted on November 30 2017
A little about Dumoulin...
SPUNK. ENERGY. ENTHUSIASM.
She discovered her passion for health and fitness while living in New York City, where she first learned to teach group fitness classes. Her background in musical theater is coupled with multiple certifications, including NASM CPT, AFAA Group Fitness, Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, CXWORX, and GRIT, as well as SPINNING. She strives to help students and clients tap into their inner athlete, and pushes them to discover strength that resonates both inside and outside the gym.
A lover of peanut butter, push-ups and puns, this Tiny Beast will give you a good laugh and a great workout!
Michele's take on FITNESS...
I believe passionately in the transfer of empowerment from the gym to real life, as I have experienced it myself. I personally compete in Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting, and though I played soccer for 15 years, I didn't really appreciate the value of fitness until I was older. While living in New York and pursuing a career as a professional actor, I set a goal to be able to do handstand push-ups, so I dragged myself to a crossfit gym - feeling very intimidated, mind you - and started to work. It took me about a year, but I accomplished my goal, and so many others along the way that I never would have expected...and this, to me, is what the right group fitness experience can be for anyone! It is a constant discovery of your own capabilities - things you never thought you could accomplish - giving you a sense of power and confidence that bleeds into all other areas of your life.
This is what I want to give to my students - YOU GUYS -
A fearless enthusiasm and an attitude of "yes I can!" when faced with a challenge both inside and outside of the gym. I have new students who come up to me, terrified that they won't survive a class, and when they get through it... and a month later, are telling me they no longer fear a workout, but actually look forward to it all day... THAT is when I know I'm doing my job right!