By Melanie Walend
What exactly is Diesel with Dahman? Why is it even called Diesel? Who can join? How will it benefit me? These are all questions that come across a student’s mind when they hear “Diesel with Dahman”. Most students are afraid to go because a “military style” workout just sounds scary and exhausting, but if you ask anybody who participates in it, you will get a completely different answer. So I decided to sit down with Mrs. Dahman, the only person who is crazy enough to start a program like this, and figure out the truth behind Diesel.
What is Diesel with Dahman and why did you start it?
It’s program that uses physical fitness as a means to learn how to succeed in all aspects of your life. Because they had a weight lift program that wasn’t benefiting the students.
What is the story behind the name?
It used to be called muscle failure pt, a student came up with the name diesel.
Who can participate?
Anyone including teachers and administrators can come!
How does this program benefit the students, both physically and mentally?
I push them to go beyond what they thought were their limits.
What are some of the exercises that you do?
Cherry pickers, squats, push-ups
What is the most important thing that you learn by doing diesel?
That you are worth it!