I felt called to fitness not to be a size 4, but to represent a greater population of people who want to be healthy and happy as they are. Some of my participants wanted to loose weight, some wanted to tone up, but none wanted to become professional athletes. They were regular people, trying to live the best life they can – working with what they have. I have been blessed to be a part of the professional fitness community since November 2010 when I became licensed as a Zumba Fitness instructor. I am also licensed to teach Zumba in the Circuit and Zumba Toning, even though I’ve hung up my dancing shoes to focus in on my education and work life.
I also am a bariatric patient — having first a lap-band in 2009 and after a very successful run a revision to a RNY/Gastric Bypass after the band caused some major damage.