As the mother of four daughters, I didn't invest a lot of time in fitness and exercise until later in life. I was 32 when I decided to start running. Since then, I have completed 24 half marathons, one full marathon, 10 Spartan Races including two Spartan Trifectas, as well as numerous 5K and 10K races. Although I continued running over the years, my nutrition choices were not the best and the weight started to creep on. When my husband, Steve, and I started as personal training clients at APEX in the summer of 2012, I was heavier than I had ever been and running was miserable. In fact, I was thinking that I was done with running because I thought I was too old and would never get the weight off. Since we became personal training clients at APEX, I have lost 30 pounds, gained strength, and I feel better than I ever have!
I was an accountant and business manager for over 20 years. When my training sessions became the highlight of my day I realized that maybe it was time for change in my career path. I enjoy using my experience in business management and my perspective as a client to lead the team at APEX in providing excellent customer service while helping clients and members meet their goals. We strive to empower each client to improve their quality of life and health through effective fitness training in an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly, clean and safe. I look forward to sharing with clients the same successful journey that I have experienced at APEX.
I have always had a love for exercise and the outdoors. I grew up competitively running and skiing in Alaska. It had been my dream to race in college, and in 2014 I got that chance at MSU. I was in the best shape of my life to race xc skiing, but the first race came, my heartrate jumped to 245, and I passed out before I could cross the finish line. I had an undiagnosed heart problem that ended my racing career just as it began to take flight. As a result, I hung up my racing skis and pursued different types of exercise. By the time I graduated college with an exercise science degree in 2018, I had gained a love for all kinds of training and had been able to work through my own health problems. In 2020 I gained my personal training certification so I could share my knowledge and love for an active lifestyle with anyone I could. I am excited to have joined the APEX team to begin sharing the amazing benefits of exercise with you. See you there!
I have always been an active person. So, at a younger age I never really took physical training and fitness too seriously. I had always been, for the most part, fit and trim. I was always busy building something, working on the house, making log furniture, and keeping myself active enough that I didn't think I needed to worry about my nutritional choices or exercising. At the age of 37, I made a job change that took me from being active all day to sitting in front of a computer instead. As a consequence, I put on more than 20 pounds of desk weight. Like Dulcey, I was heavier than I had ever been. I was looking in the mirror and didn't like what I saw. In 2012, Dulcey and I became clients at APEX and started a personal training program. Since then, I have lost over 15 pounds and my body fat has gone down more than 5%. Now I can look at myself in the mirror and feel good about who is looking back.I work hard to support the team at APEX in providing our clients with a friendly and open atmosphere where they can improve their quality of life through healthier choices. See you at the GYM!
As the youngest sibling of a fairly athletic family, I despised exercise. Ever since I was little, I was more into music than sports. Every now and again I would participate in 5k races such as Boogie to the Bank in Columbia Falls, MT & The Woman's Run...but did NOT like it. I didn't invest a lot of time and energy into fitness and exercise until just recently. I have come to realize how important staying healthy and fit is and how it helps with everyday activities. Most importantly, it helps with posture. Earlier this year, I participated in the Daytona Beach 5k run...and now I am hooked. Running has become motivation for me and a way to de-stress.
I enjoy participating in 5k races to honor and support those who keep us safe such as the Montana Firefighters Memorial Run here in Billings...#runlocal. I also love traveling, the outdoors, hiking, & much more!
Working at Apex has encouraged me to make my health and fitness a priority. I will continue to make it an everyday goal! I can guarantee you there will be more 5k races in my future.
Hi my name is Dani! Throughout my life I have always been an active person and was constantly involved in sports growing up. I moved to Billings to attend college at Rocky Mountain College to pursue my dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. I enjoy learning about how the human body works and all the amazing things it can do. I chose not to pursue sports in college, so I found myself needing to ﬁnd a place where I could still be active and get away from the campus life. I wanted to ﬁnd a place where I could be surrounded by active and positive people. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and being active outdoors. Apex has been such a great place for me to work and continue working on my workout goals. The friendly atmosphere of this gym and its members is amazing!