Epic Fitness Guest Spotlight – Charlene Dansie

In just the last eight months, Charlene has been able to not only transform her body but also transform her mind.  She has been such a good example of what fitness can do to your mindset, even when you think there is no way out from the pain or stress of your life.  Her story is inspirational, and we are so honored to be able to share it here!


Where were you before you joined and became a client of our gym? How were you feeling?

I was in a pretty rough spot. I had been taking care of my husband who had been sick, lost him and had my own health scare.  I had gotten to the point where I couldn’t even walk around the block without stopping 4 or 5 times, to catch my breath.  I had no energy, I had no breath. Basically, I went to work then went home and crashed on the couch.

 What was your turning point that you decided to take action?

 I just decided I didn’t want to live like that. There was no quality of life, there was nothing to keep me going.  I talked to Kambie, my niece, one of the coaches at Epic Fitness and asked if she would work with me.


What are some of your biggest changes?

I was able to walk around the block again,  and not walk around the lake in my neighborhood. It is about 3.5 miles around.  I haven’t made it all the way yet but I have made it about halfway.  I have a better attitude, I have more energy, and I feel happy!


What happened when you joined?  What surprised you?

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoy it, how great the trainers are to work with, and  how the trainers are always there to help you and correct anything you need help with.   All the other clients are fun to be around and always very encouraging and up lifting.  I am also down three dress sizes!!