Boot Camp classes will start in November

Boot Camp classes will start in November on Saturdays at 8:30 and will progress to three to five days a week. Price for the boot camp is $10.00 per class for active Dare to be Fit  members and $20.00 per class for non- members. Non-members will receive a discount when you pay 6 months to one year in advance or commit to a six month to one year contract.   After commiting to a six months to … [Read more...]

“Coach Berry cares about the health of people!”

Hello my name is Carol Dillard. I began working with Coach Berry because I was experiencing pain in my hip and lower back. He saw me limping and assured me that he could help me correct the problem. After going to his studio I found that he was very knowledgeable and quite personable. He explained that in order to have a healthy body, one had to pay attention to eating habits as well as … [Read more...]

“You always receive 110% effort from the Coach!”

My name is Chandra Young. I would like to tell you about an amazing person who has helped change my life and many others, my Trainer Coach Berry. I’ve been active in competitive sports such as gymnastics, track and field, and cheerleading in high school and college for 13 years. I really thought my body was conditioned and in good shape until I met Coach Berry. I started training with coach … [Read more...]

“He was relentless, professional and extremely funny!”

I am extremely disappointed to lose Coach Berry because of my relocation to Virginia. He was responsible for organizing, motivating and inspiring and designing an exercise program for me. In short, he took me from a few pounds less than the weight I was before giving birth to my second child; to one in which I am healthy, happy and fit. Furthermore, his management skills were evident through his … [Read more...]

“I don’t want to miss a day’s workout!”

Coach Berry and his Personal Training Studio experience is the best part of my day. He started with a 59 year old skinny woman that was under weight, had zero energy, no muscle tone, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Coach Berry help me turned it all around with such a positive experience. Now at 64, with no medical problem and stronger than ever; I don't want to miss a day's workout. … [Read more...]

“I know I have added years of physical activity to my life and I know I have Coach Berry to thank!”

After thirty plus years of sedentary professional work, I quit a forty year smoking habit and started bulking up. After gaining too many pounds and seeing no end in sight I was encouraged to do something to gain control over my body and my future. I picked Coach Berry because he was trained by the military and then he trained the military. Coach Berry has enabled me to feel fit and strong. My … [Read more...]

“Coach Berry sees with his heart!”

I thank God for leading me to Coach Berry. Six years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. I was very successful with my weight loss at first, but after a few years I started getting lazy with my exercise routine, started eating again in ways I shouldn’t, and soon found myself on my way back up the scale. I had gone to a major fitness chain in the past but never stayed with it long. It … [Read more...]

“If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices then Coach Berry!”

When I first started with Coach Berry I was grieving for the loss of my son.  I was depressed and unmotivated. My blood pressure was high and I was on medication.  The relaxed, comfortable, caring atmosphere of his gym along with the consistent and superb training has set a foundation for positive changes for my mind and body. I never did like working out and I didn’t like gyms. Since becoming a … [Read more...]

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart's health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape. Oatmeal Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and … [Read more...]

Be The Healthy Role Model For Your Family

Childhood obesity, underage drinking, smoking and failure to exercise are all concerns for parents these days. If you want your kids to adopt a healthier, wiser lifestyle, you are going to have to show them the light. Children often learn best by example. Lead and they will likely follow. How can you set the example and get them off on the right foot if your habits aren’t that great? Consider … [Read more...]

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon … [Read more...]


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What Is Your Favorite Post-Workout Meal?

We all know it's best to have a healthy snack after working out. Studies have shown that eating a small meal of protein and healthy carbs helps increase the benefits of your workout and speeds up the fat loss process. So what's your favorite post workout meal? Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite healthy after-workout snack. … [Read more...]