I started attending Just 4 You Wellness Studio in January 2010. My mom and sister had experienced this amazing dance fitness program called zumba, and wanted me to come and try it. After one class I joined! I wanted to start focusing more on my physical health. Zumba helped me get back into a fitness routine and really strengthened my endurance.
My husband and I decided that we both needed to start losing weight and eating healthy before we started a family. In June of 2011 we approached Karen about personal training. During the summer, we trained three days a week with Karen, and two other times ourselves. We explored different healthy eating plans trying to find one we could manage and maintain. By the end of the summer we felt great, energized and wanted more. Seeing our progress in just three months amazed us. We couldn’t do a push-up to save our life and now we could do 20 in a minute. Karen pushed us and challenged us like we have never been challenged before. Going step-by-step, she guided and helped us realize our full potential. Her encouragement and humour kept us coming back for more!
It is now 6 months later and we are still training with Karen and attending classes at the studio. Despite a few setbacks, we have continued to move forward with our fitness goals and have lost a combined total of 45 pounds! We are not stopping there…… Training and eating healthy together has helped us stay focused on achieving our healthy lifestyle goals and has brought us closer together as a couple. We challenge each other, try to outdo one another and laugh a lot. Now that we have made these changes in our lives and have educated ourselves about how to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle, we know what kind of family and life we want in the future. Sweating together has changed our lives.
Karissa Moon and Erik Anderson