Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Roanoke woman teaches free workout classes after losing over 200lbs


ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Two years in the past, Tracy Saunders’ life appeared rather a lot completely different.

“I used to be near 500lbs, and I used to be to the purpose the place I couldn’t actually stroll.  I used to be utilizing an workplace chair to get round my home,” she mentioned. “After I went to the physician and noticed the dimensions, it actually hit me exhausting.  I simply broke down crying and I simply cried out to the Lord to please assist me, give me power to do no matter I have to do to get this weight off.”

Tracy was placed on drugs for hypertension, ldl cholesterol, arthritis, and diabetes.  After two years of exhausting work, Tracy has misplaced greater than 200 lbs.  Having made her personal progress, she selected to offer again to others trying to drop some weight.

“After I misplaced the load and I began going to the fitness center, I noticed one thing the place they had been permitting folks to take Zumba certifications.”

She bought licensed in a number of sorts of instruction and created Health Enjoyable with Tracy.  Between her full-time job, Tracy now teaches a number of health lessons a day for dozens of individuals, and all of it’s free.

“On the time after I was obese, no one reached out to attempt to assist me,” she remembers. “Somewhat than assist, they laughed and talked.  I simply need to assist whoever got here my means.  If God despatched them my means, guess what, I wished to assist them.  I simply need to promote well being and health.”

One thing that she does in every of her lessons, as she hopes to uplift and encourage.

“The entire time I’m up there laughing and smiling as a result of I see all these people who the Good Lord has allowed me to have the ability to assist.  I’m so grateful and grateful to have the ability to transfer, as a result of I’ve by no means been capable of transfer and so the issues that I do now.  Simply realizing that I’m capable of assist one particular person or two folks, it’s simply great.”

If you’re fascinated about getting extra details about Health Enjoyable with Tracy, you’ll be able to go to the group’s Facebook page, electronic mail tracysaunders@gmail.com, or name Tracy instantly at (540) 915-1382.

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