February Member Spotlight – Dax Moore

400+ pounds to competing on the beach in Miami

We are proud to announce Dax Moore as our February Member Spotlight. Dax is one of our most veteran members and has been with us through it all. You can usually find Dax in the open gym area crushing workouts and lifting others up. Read below to learn more about Dax:

DA: What made you want to begin your fitness journey at Dissent Athletics?
Dax: I started my journey at Dissent Athletics because I had to. I was 400lbs, sitting on the couch with heartburn that felt like a heart attack for the 1000th night in a row. Something had to change, and the competitive nature of functional fitness was attractive to me. What made me STAY was definitely the community. A whole family full of people interested in seeing me succeed. Not many people get to experience that in their lifetime.

DA: Tell us a little about your family!
Dax: I have a beautiful wife Kirsti that is an absolute rock and is the only reason I’m able to maintain my nutrition. My 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son, Miesha and Dominic, teach me to be a better bolder person every single day

DA: What do you do for work?
Dax: I’m a Digital Marketing Manager by day, so I sit in front of a few computer screens all day. Nothing super thrilling.

DA: What do you do in your free time?
Dax: If I’m not in the gym, I’m either training clients or using my fitness in Historical European Martial Arts (yes, that’s sword fighting with big steel swords).

DA: Do you have any current goals at the gym? Anything you have already achieved or didn’t think was possible in the beginning?
Dax: I’m still trying to find the best version of myself. I’m definitely proud of the progress I’ve made, but I know I’ve got much more to give. I could note a lot of my achievements in competition as what’s most surprising or important, but I think that’d be missing the point. The bigger deal is that this place taught me to love fitness. At first I was driven by competition, but that flame burns short and bright. The hardest part of going to the gym is going when there may be nothing motivating you, and is probably why so many fail with only distant goals in mind. I can happily say that I don’t miss a day in the gym because I truly enjoy it. There’s no competitive goal driving me anymore, just sheer joy for the process of being healthy and getting better everyday. I’d say I owe that to the environment at Dissent Athletics.

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