Team DFS Marathon Series: Edward

Meet Edward Carrington, one of the team members on Team DFS running to help empower women to reach their goals of economic independence. A former National Spokesperson for Bally Total Fitness, Edward says he never applied to Equinox, the luxury gym chose him. He was originally brought on as the Assistant General Manager but was promoted just thirty days later to General Manager in addition to instructing classes and has done so for nearly 10 years. Read his story below on what success and reaching one’s goals means to him.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS AND/OR WOMAN’S EMPOWERMENT MEAN TO YOU?

Success is relative. One defines success based on the goals or aspirations that they’ve set for themselves, or those that have been set for them. I would like for women to recognize their value and worth in ANY arena. Once that benchmark has been realized, established then set, anything is possible. Professional advancement and development is integral, but personal development and recognition of self-worth and success is imperative.

WHAT WILL COMPLETING THE 2018 NYC MARATHON FOR DRESS FOR SUCCESS MEAN TO YOU, HOW DO YOU HOPE IT HELP INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY?

I’ve run two half marathons, but I’ve never run a full marathon. This is something I was inspired to do while cheering a friend on while he ran the marathon. I said, I want to do what he’s about to accomplish. Thankfully, it will come to fruition in a few months for me as well.

As a fitness professional, we talk about setting attainable goals with our clients all day, i.e. lose five pounds, eat healthier, etc. I want to inspire my community to put a plan in place that will get them one step closer to accomplishing, whatever they’re desirous of accomplishing. A sense of true accomplishment is priceless. I want my community to experience that accomplishment and feeling over and over again.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO YOUR COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED AND DONATED TO YOUR FUNDRAISER SO FAR?

There can be so much more than simplicity in saying, Thank you. To delve deeper, there’s a distinct difference between a perfunctory thank you that follows someone holding the door or passing the salt when requested. To my donors, I am so thankful, honored, blessed, grateful, humbled and ecstatic to have a support system that helped me hit my goal of $3,000 in just six short days.

Thank you to all those that used their hard earned money to help me, not only, realize my goal, but surpass my goal for Dress for Success.

 

Help Edward reach above and beyond his fundraising goal to help Dress for Success continue our commitment to helping women realize and accomplish their goals of self-sufficiency around the world by clicking the link below:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/dress-for-success-worldwide-nyc-2018/edwardcarrington1

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