“I’ll never let myself gain weight when I get older, mom.”
Those are the words I said to my mother time and time again when she would remind me that my horrible eating habits would catch up to me someday. Little did I know that turning 25 would make those words haunt me. Over the past year and 1/2 I have managed to put on noticeable weight which prompted new clothing to fit my body. Yuck!
It wasn’t until about 4months ago when I photographed an event at Company 7 BBQ that I even considered working out. (I hated the thought of droning through the same steps over and over again on a treadmill) That event happened to be for a local Zumba group called The Studio Fitness. Joan and Doug coordinate one of the largest Zumba facilities in all of Ohio. For about 8 weeks now, I have been in their studio, at minimum, 3x a week and mostly for two hours at a time. If you think you’ve done zumba before, you haven’t until you’ve tried one of their classes. It is amazing how I feel after leaving. Most days I go in after a rough day at work or just in a sour mood and I leave feeling like a very different person. I’m not going on about them because it’s to my benefit or for theirs but because I have to tell you that day by day they’re changing me. Not just for my appearance, but for my health and spirit. I can’t wait to get in there. Doug and Joan are like no two people I’ve met before and I’m so grateful to have met a couple so passionate about helping others. Just watch them interact with the people coming though their studio and you can see how engaged and dedicated they are. I cant say enough about them. Thank you for all you do Doug and Joan!