“The Place for a Healthier Life Style”
Health Coach * Power-Walking Coach * Speaker & Influencer * Health, Fitness, Wellness Advocate.
DSFIT2RUN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to guide women and men to a healthy lifestyle by improving their knowledge of nutrition and fitness. Our mission is to provide a platform where women and men can come together, get inspired, network and stay committed to a balanced Healthy lifestyle.
Who We Are
DSFIT2RUN is a nonprofit organization developed because of the tragic loss of my mother from Breast Cancer. I was determined to get healthy along with my family members so I tried to sign us up for the Breast Cancer walk and everyone declined because of emotional distress. I then went on a mission to discover my definition of fitness and health. I found a group, team and Training and I trained with them for the Chicago marathon. I was extremely stressed with the fundraising because it was extremely difficult to raise money for such a good cause. I truly enjoyed the fitness aspect and started pulling more friends to join me on the long Saturday runs.
What We Do
DSFIT2RUN focuses on healthy lifestyle commitments by hosting educational events, nutritional workshops, fitness training, volunteer events, networking brunches, annual travel event and our annual Conference. The conference allows DSFIT2RUN to focus on the overall core values that will bring you into balance finance, relationship, exercise, spirituality, happiness and health. This event brings the community together to receive updated information from expert speakers within their field, opportunity to network, provide exposure to small business as they showcase their products.
The events proceeds allow DSFIT2RUN to give back to the local community with Saturday fitness sessions, quarterly Nutrition workshops, Monthly Networking brunches and the annual Travel race.
Being healthy doesn’t have to be hard.
Health & Fitness Advocate
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
WHAT IS JUICE PLUS+® ?
Next Best Thing To Fruits and Vegetables
Juice Plus+ products are made from the juice powder concentrates and oils from more than 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains. While Juice Plus+ isn’t a substitute for eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food-based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins, along with antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Every Juice Plus+ product is made from quality ingredients grown farm fresh, providing the natural nutrients your body needs.
Members Reviews: We Love our members, And They Love Us.
We are fully dedicated to a healthier life style. Check out what our members are saying about DSFIT2RUN!
What People Are Saying
Although I haven’t been able to participate this season yet due to my health. I still receive encouragement and positive support and information from the group. Love all the activities and conferences that are held in the off season. Blessings and continued success Dsfit2run. Love all that you offer to everyone, no matter what level you are at.
WOW! This group of Ladies are amazing! Encouraging, motivated and power are just a few words to describe them.
I attended the FRESH Conference for the first time this year as a vendor. The conference was informative, inspiring, and well organize. Hats off to Deana Patterson owner of DsFit2Run. In our welcome bags, I was surprised to see a blood pressure unit! I’m battling with hypertension and now able to monitor my blood pressure on a daily basis. I also use it on the entire family. This unit has helped tremendously. Looking forward to the next conference.
DSFit2Run has been a wonderful addition to my life. I appreciate the unfailing support that I receive not only from Deana, but from the other members who are always there to encourage, inspire and uplift me every week. The genuine camaraderie and mutual desire to move towards greater health and total wellness is what joins us together. But it’s the fun that keeps us together!
I joined DSfit2run after a foot surgery that I believed would make it very difficult for me to walk/jog/run at a reasonable pace. I’ve since been able to complete my first 5k and shortly after my first 15k, all of which brought about such an amazing feeling of accomplishment. I feel that DSfit2run greatest compliment to the community is the fact that it does not only help to educate and motivate you regarding fitness at your level and better food options, but brings fitness full circle building mind, body, and spirit.
With great pleasure, I write this testimonial to how greatly I have been helped by Wardean (Deana) Patterson. I met Deana in 2009 at a time of personal transition. I did not have a healthy lifestyle and had poor nutrition. I started walking with Deana’s group and wow what a change! The walking turned into running and I completed my first half-marathon – the only athletic event that I’ve ever attempted. Since then I’ve completed another half-marathon, one 10K race and several 5K races. I never thought I could be a runner. The pride that I feel in my physical fitness is beyond words!
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I couldn’t have met my goals without Deana’s guidance and coaching. Her encouragement picked me up when I felt I couldn’t accomplish what I wanted. Deana really cares that the ladies on her team achieve success and is always available to give advice and support. I am amazed at how physically fit I’ve become. I don’t always eat healthy but I’m better than I used to be! Thanks to Deana, I’ve made a lifestyle change that I intend to maintain. I’ll always be grateful for her support!
Prior to meeting Deana I thought I knew all about healthy living. I thought the only answer to better living was to exercise and that’s all. I had no idea that healthy living required a combination of eating, fitness, financial stability, spirituality and emotional balance…haha who knew? Deana’s coaching restored a clear understanding on how to balance it all. Now I will say I am a work In progress and I still have a ways to go but Deana is with me during my journey. She will call me, text me, send a Facebook message or email to connect with me and ask questions like how is the water intake going? how is juice plus? etc. her determination is over the top. like I love her so much because she gets me and understands my struggle, which at the end of the day is important to me.
I never last with trainers/coaches because they teach to groups, and their teaching is one way is the only way. I always ask them, How do you coach me and you don’t know me? That question is never understood so my journey with them never last long. Deana has that coaching connection with her entire team, and she’s individualized her teaching on a more personal level. A coach like Deana gets two thumbs up in my book. I appreciate all that she does for me and couldn’t be on this journey without her. #teamdsfit2run #makeithappen #healthyliving