Fit Moms For Life Community in Neilsville, WI

Giving back can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.  We can give of our time, money, knowledge, resources, love, and so much more.  A way that gets me excited to see others giving back, is through facilitating groups whose main focus is to love, support, and create a healthy and positive environment.  That is why Fit Moms For Life was created and why we have a program called the 6 Week Transformation Challenge.  This program is designed to be led by someone who wants to give back and in return receives so much joy, fulfillment, and inspiration.  Watch this story about one such mom.

This weekend helped me realize that my vision to create a movement of a million moms is not only possible, but inevitable.

If anyone of you have ever set a huge goal that you don’t even know if it is possible, and then begin to see positive momentum in the right direction, you know what I am talking about.

I got the opportunity to travel about 150 miles north of Madison to a small town (less than 3,000) where there is a thriving Fit Moms For Life community.  These communities don’t just happen by accident.  They start by a mom who has a desire to not only help herself get fit, but also help her friends, family, and town get fit.  It is a conscious decision that must be strong enough to take action and begin to tell others, and invite others to join her on the journey.

Dianna, was one such woman who got results through the monthly Fit Moms For Life program, and then wanted to pay it forward and help others.  I had the honor of working out with 35 woman at a local school gym.  We first had a 60 minute talk where I went into detail about the 4 pillars of fitness, and then casted the vision for growing the FMFL communities.  Then we had fun doing a 45 minute bootcamp style workout.  Everyone had awesome energy and a great attitude.  It was great!

I stayed around and answered questions and many invested in all the DVDs that I brought, after that, Dianna invited the whole group over for a party at her place.  There were about 18 that came over and we had an awesome time getting to know eat other.  It also was great for me to learn how I could provide more resources to the group and how I could help them grow their communities.

Dianna had hired me awhile back for some phone coaching, and we have exchanged a few emails, but besides that, we had never met.  It was cool to hear her story and see what she has been able to accomplish in her town.  When I first met her in the parking lot, I could tell she was excited and nervous.  After hearing her story, I am guessing the nervousness was just a little bit from how her life use to be just a year ago.  She most likely would never have had the confidence to put herself out there and get this group together and to promote it.  She has become a leader, and I can see it in her eyes that it is something she isn’t quite use to yet, but is really enjoying and is excited about.  I am beyond proud of her for stepping out of her comfort level, out of where she has been for many years, and setting goals.  Goals that are big and scare her.  Goals that put her out of her comfort level.  Goals that she wonders if she can accomplish.  But you could just see it on her face how proud and excited she was for everything that was happening, and again congrats to you Dianna.  I am excited to hear how your tough mudder race goes.  I am hoping to be there to watch it and cheer you and many Fit Fun Bootcampers on to the finish line.

If you have been inspired by Dianna’s story and want to maybe form your own group or hear more about it, please put your first name and email in the box below and I will let you know when our next informational phone call will take place.



  1. Hi Dustin, I am inspired by Dianna’s story. I’m going to walk for a half hour tomorrow. My husband just had surgery and was released last week on Monday. So, I am watching him eat a high protein diet with a little amount of fiber. The doctor says he needs to be on this diet as he had diverticulites. He had his intestines rearanged in a 3 1/2 hour operations. It’s hard for me to watch him eat this food but I have to acknowlege that this is what the doctor recommends. He walks alot so that is goodf. He plans on going back to work tomorrow for a short amount of hojurs. I pray that he will be alright. Having you and your group is very positive for me. Thank you. Shalom, Esther Pearlman

  2. Kathleen Larsen says

    WOW What a story! I am SO impressed! I love the fact that you are leading the groups without the videos and doing it soley by memory……………. meaning you didn’t let the lack of a DVD player stop you. Personally, I needed to hear that, as that has been my challenge.
    You should be so very proud of youself. ROCK ON!

  3. Way to go Dianna! And Dustin – I’m so excited more groups are popping up all over! Dianna – I do the same thing with my group. We meet at the school weight room 3 days a week early in the morning before everyone else is up in the house, and there is no dvd player there, so I have all 12 DVDs written on index cards and I lead my group. It’s great motivation when you have others counting on you to be there, and to be an example!

  4. Wow great job. Good luck with the tough mudder. Its a tough one.

  5. Dianna, you are doing a great job! We have some ladies that are starting to get together for the first time today, I really hope they can stick with it. I will do everything in my power to encourage them!!! 🙂

  6. Dianna, what a wonderful testimony of what you have accomplished so far in your community!! Dustin actually called me on his way home from being with you all and he was sooo inspired by you all….he said, “This is what it is all about, what I dream about happening all over!” Changed lives is what it’s all about and you
    blessed him over the hill on Saturday, you and your “community” 🙂

    And best of all, you all looked and sounded like you were having fun in the midst
    of painful stuff……well, maybe it was more like you were laughing because you
    are too big to cry~ha!

    God bless you all as you continue to be there for each other and all the new ones
    that will be joining!

  7. Hi, I enjoyed Diana and Dustin’ documentary. I have Dustin’s “Fit For Life” book and have been watching his enthusiastic, helpful suggestions for a couple of years now. It is a pleasure to watch his ideas make a difference in so many people. I look forward to his and Diana’s continued success. Thank you, Esther


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