Member Of The Quarter: Bobbi Dittrich
Bobbi is no stranger to being active. She grew up playing baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. Then later she joined the military where she said, “physical fitness was a natural evolution into everyday living.”
So it’s no surprise that when Bobbi and her husband moved to the DC area back in 2010 she joined Rock Creek Sports Club. She says, “This gym has a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere that is difficult to find. I have traveled and lived in many locations, and the staff of this gym makes working out a truly enjoyable experience.”
Despite her lifetime of fitness, Bobbi says that like many women, she has always struggled to lose weight, but after she started working with Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Rob Giles, her goals have somewhat shifted.
“In the year we have been working together, I have not lost pounds; however, have lost inches and body fat,” she explains. “So although my superficial goal will continue to be weight-loss, my ultimate goal is strength and wellness, and I am well on my way to that goal!”
Bobbi has also been an active duty US Navy Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for almost 16 years with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is also currently the Service Chief for Resiliency and Psychological Health for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, addressing combat stress and burnout with active duty members, families, and hospital caregivers/providers.
She also serves as the co-chair of the Walter Reed, Bethesda Cycling Program, focusing on physical and psychological health rehabilitation of recovering service members. This program collaborates with numerous organizations, offering cycling events and opportunities for its clients. Last year, they dedicated themselves to riding from Ground Zero to the Pentagon (through the Pennsylvania crash site) in commemoration of 9/11… over 650 miles!
“Military service members, wounded warriors, families, and caregivers are truly an inspiration,” she says. “The motivation, drive, and determination of our military are like no other. I feel extremely fortunate to educate and promote our activities and accomplishments. They deserve all the gratitude and recognition I can give!”