VIDA Member Profile – Darin Volwiler
Easily the most high-energy and enthusiastic member of the class besides the instructor, we had to track down VIDA member, Darin, after VIDA Xtreme and find out where he gets all that excitement for fitness from. Darin has been a member for three years, but his love for fitness has been lifelong.
Why is fitness a main motivator for you?
It’s really a lifestyle. It’s not a task I just check off my to-do list and it’s done. I’m a yoga instructor, so being active is just a part of my everyday life, not an afterthought. I was also always active growing up doing things like volleyball, softball, dodgeball, you name it.
How often do you take VIDA Xtreme?
This was actually my first VIDA Xtreme class! I mainly take spin classes at VIDA, but I train with Erik and follow him to whatever location he travels to. I love Erik’s style of training, it’s always high intensity, which is what I need to balance out yoga and spin.
What was your favorite part of the VIDA Xtreme class?
The end.. just kidding! I loved the mix of cardio and strength and that the movements apply to real life. You’re doing exercises that are functional and going to benefit your body in both the short and long term.
What are some of your current fitness goals?
I really don’t have any specific goals at the moment, currently I’m just focusing on maintenance and staying in good health. I like to eat less-than-healthy things, like fries, whenever I want and to do that I have to keep it up with the intense workouts. I’ve also been in the best shape of my life since I started training with Erik (he was my personal trainer match for my initial vidafit session when I first became a VIDA member) and I want to keep that going.
This is a random question just for fun, but what’s your favorite workout song right now?
The song “Wooly” by Breathe Carolina is just the perfect poppy-rock song right now that can push me through the toughest part of a workout. Like when I’m at mile 2.7 of a 4 mile run, that’s the song I want blasting through my earbuds.