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Member of the Month

May 2024

Name:

Denise DiRocco 
 
Hometown:

South Dennis
 
Age:

70
 
Occupation:

Interior, exterior and decorative painter

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What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of MCAC? 

Hiking, painting, reading, boating, playing with our 3 dogs and 2 grandsons

 
When you’re not at MCAC, where would we find you? 

Working in the yard, babysitting the grandkids or taking the dogs for a hike.

Tell us about your sports and fitness background. 

Before I moved to the cape  I belonged to a club where I participated in Spin, yoga, weight training and Pilates classes

 

When did you start at MCAC? How did you first get exposed to MCAC? How did your first couple of workouts go? 

Started with classes 4 years ago after moving to Dennis. Now I train with Sarah and just love her. She’s smart, fun and dedicated.  She’s the best!
 

What is your favorite movement/workout?

Training with Sarah

What impact has MCAC had on your life? 

I have lost weight, built muscle, increased range of motion, decreased back pain  and have more energy all thanks to Sarah.

Do you have a favorite MCAC moment?

Every time I can do something for the first time with Sarah that I'd been struggling with.

What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking of starting at MCAC?

Try all the classes and meet Sarah.

What is keeping you at MCAC?

Working out with Sarah is tough but a lot of fun and I look and feel better!

Name:

Katy Randolph 
 
Hometown:

Grew up in Palm Springs, CA, moved to Cape Cod in 1999.  My wife, Denise and I have lived in South Dennis for the last 5 years.
 
Age:

54
 
Occupation:

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of MCAC? 

I enjoy spending time with  two grandsons, walking our 3 dogs, boating, off-roading, and spending time with friends.  Trying to enjoy every second of life.

 
When you’re not at MCAC, where would we find you? 

On the water, at the beach, chillaxing with my wife, pups, and friends.  Training for a 5K.

What days/times are you normally at MCAC? 

Prior to training for the 5K, I was at the gym, Mon, Wed & Friday @ 6a, workout until 7:30 and then shower & head to work from there.  On Tues and Thursday, I work out with Sarah (trainer).  At the moment I’m spending more time running outside, as the weather gets nicer.

Tell us about your sports and fitness background. 

In high school, I took our swim team to nationals, as well as soccer & softball, but that was long ago.  I had a couple knee injuries/surgeries that took me on a downward spiral as far as my health and wellbeing went.  That was until I walked into MCAC.  My life changed after that.

 

When did you start at MCAC? How did you first get exposed to MCAC? How did your first couple of workouts go? 

In Jan 2022, I started seeing a private trainer who has his own workout space, because I wanted to lose weight and get in shape before my Sept wedding.  He had me doing the exact “workout” every time I saw him, which was twice a week.  He stood me up once, not showing up for our scheduled appointment and didn’t notify me.  I was feeling extremely letdown and frustrated by putting in 120% and not seeing or feeling any results after 9 months.  He missed a second appointment without notifying me, and I drove straight from his place to MCAC.  All I knew about MCAC was that it was on my way to work.  As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a friendly face, who listened to my tale of woe.  I asked about the trainer, and she couldn’t say enough great things about Sarah.  She showed me around the facility, and I signed up then and there.  I happily gave the slipper wearing, unshowered, tobacco chewing, unmotivated private trainer the boot.  How did my first workout go with Sarah? I threw up. Yup.  I did.  As much as I wanted to crawl into the trashcan I just threw up in and die, I decided not to let that stop me.  
 
What is your favorite movement/workout?

Any workout with Sarah.  She gives a lot of high fives and words of encouragement.  Her positive energy makes me want to work out as hard as I can when I’m with her.

What impact has MCAC had on your life? 

My entire life has changed for the better.  Last October I made a conscientious decision to kick up my weight loss/health journey a notch.  Since then, and with the encouragement and knowledge from Sarah, it has allowed me to reach an 80+lb weight loss as of today.   I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.  I’m also training to run in a 5K.  When I told Sarah, she immediately committed to helping me reach my goal and has since run the course herself, so she would know how best to help me.  Who does that?  She makes me want to work hard.

Do you have a favorite MCAC moment?

Every time I have a session with Sarah, I have a favorite moment because as time goes on, I can do more and more physically.  She’s always challenging me.  I’ve had a lot of breakthroughs since starting this journey, and each one is just as special as the last one. 

What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking of starting at MCAC?

The thing that I kept telling myself, and that I would tell others, is don’t give up.  You will see results, but if someone’s goal is to lose weight, get healthy, get strong, well it doesn’t happen overnight.  This journey is a marathon, not a sprint.  Be committed but be patient.  The results are worth it.  I’ve gained so much here at MCAC.  I got my life back.

What is keeping you at MCAC?

The results.  The people.  Sarah’s training.  MCAC is so much more than a gym.  It’s a gathering place for like-minded people who want to stay or get healthy.  You can’t help but want to jump in and join the fun!  It’s got something for everyone, it seems.

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