B.A. Exercise Science - Valparaiso University have my
NASM-CPT - Certified Personal Trainer
"My husband and I retired last year. We knew that we needed to stay active. We chose Pivotal Fitness. Since this was my first time at such a place, I decided I wanted to work with a trainer. Darby and I were introduced the first day. She asked questions about me and what my needs are. She would plan each individual session. Always challenging me and pushing me forward. She showed me different exercises that fit me. Even though I no longer work with Darby, I still do the exercises that she taught me. Darby was great to work with. She was the difference I needed to get moving and stay active in my retirement." - Linda Morton, Pivotal Member since October 2021
"My husband of 43 years was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease. After my retirement, I became his primary caregiver, spending 24/7 with him, which entailed a lot of inactive time together. After his passing, I spent the next year grieving, with little to no energy for even getting out of bed each day. After my most recent annual physical, I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis and recommended a pill treatment with worse side effects than the disease itself. I chose not to take it...I took my health into my own hands.
I made changes to my diet and medications and then added a workout regimen to improve both muscle and bone health; this is where Darby and Pivotal Fitness came in. Darby spent a month with me with one-on-one exercises and weight lifting techniques that I have continued religiously. She has always made herself available for any questions I might have and is always there with an encouraging word or a shoulder to lean on (I still grieve). Her knowledge, professionalism, and kindness have been instrumental in both my physical and mental health. I am grateful daily for both Darby and Pivotal Fitness." - Donna V
"When I joined Pivotal I was apprehensive as to my commitment. Darby was a great help getting me into my workout routine. She designed exercises that were at my level of fitness. She is knowledgeable, but most of all she is cheerful and has a great positive attitude.” - Stewart M.