Jenny Amaral



Looking back at all of your years of fitness is there a memory that stands out to you as being the moment when you knew you wanted to share your passion with others ?

110%. My husband and I were living in South Korea, he was in the military, and I was essentially a 24 year old “stay at home mom” MINUS the child. Seeing as I didn’t speak Korean, finding a job there was near impossible. I began feeling incredibly purposeless. I spent hours at the gym on post, 1) because I love fitness but 2) because you can only mop your floors SO many times in one day. I decided then that I would start sharing my love for fitness with the other spouses on post. I think 3 people came the first day but before I knew it there were rows of women of all ages and abilities. I coached voluntarily for 2 years before we shipped out. Watching some of those women progress from doing a modified jumping jack to being able to run a 5k, or do countless burpees, and pushups was (other than #momlife) THE most rewarding experience of my life. It took me some time to realize that I was apart of these women’s stories and life transformations. But, when I did, I knew it was something I couldn’t live without. Seeing people’s face light up when they tackle a new challenge, or watching their confidence levels begin to soar is a feeling I can’t really explain.

Fitness has always been apart of my life. It’s one of the ways I cope with my anxiety, it’s my passion, it’s my creative outlet, it’s my happy place. But I know for some people fitness is scary, or boring, or just freaking hard. And you don’t have the time or you too tired. I get it. BUT I want to make people realize that although it should always be hard, it won’t always be scary, and I don’t think boring will be a term associated with DASH. I want DASH to be a place that makes you feel safe, that keeps you on your toes…a place that no matter how busy or tired you are, you MAKE it to class because you know you’ll always feel better walking out of those doors than you did walking in.