I was so unhappy for years with the way I felt and looked, and I needed to make a change. I was the heaviest I had ever been and my cousin encouraged me to try a Zumba class. In July '14, I tried my 1st class and was hooked!
All of the instructors are so positive and so encouraging and they know how to push you and motivate you. I've lost 65 lbs since I started and although I still have more weight to lose, I have no doubt that because of all the great classes Body Rhythms offers, I will meet my goal in 2015. I have never felt so good in my life!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
At the height of my pregnancy I was up to 180lbs, this was also combined with the weight I put on the year before I got pregnant.
For the past year and half I struggled to get down to my pre-baby weight. I was encouraged by numerous people in my life to try out the Zumba classes at Body Rhythms Life Fitness. Nervous at first, my friend Melissa and I went in and stood in the back; I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up with everyone and didn’t want to be embarrassed. Monica knew it was my first time there and made it a point to come over and explain some of the dance moves we would be doing before the class started. Her willingness to make us feel comfortable instantly calmed my nerves. Needless to say after my first class I instantly bought a 20 class punch card! I walked away knowing this is exactly what my body, mind and spirit needed.
One night I came a little early for class and was able to see a glimpse of Lisa’s kickboxing class. WOW! What a workout!!!!! From start to finish she is so energetic and keeps me motivated.
Between the zumba and kickboxing classes, eating healthy, lifting and exercising, I have dropped down to 133lbs; way passed my pre-pregnancy weight!!!!! M&M and Lisa keep me so motivated to keep going during their classes; their energy, love and determination is so contagious it''s amazing.
I can’t thank the staff of Body Rhythms Life Fitness for helping me get even lower than my pre-pregnancy weight and giving me the motivation to keep trying and never quit. Body Rhythms Life Fitness rocks!!!!!! 🙂
Where to begin when it comes to Body Rhythms? I''m not sure whether or not I should begin with the environment they''ve created, the staff, or the quality of classes they provide.. Or maybe how awesome Monica and Melissa are. Firstly, BRLF has become a home away from home for myself, as well as numerous others. The connection you make with others who attend these classes is unreal. It''s more like a Zumba family than a community at a studio. I immediately feel ecstatic upon entering the doors because I know I will not be let down. Each class I take offers maximum amount of enjoyment. From high intensity Zumba to relaxing yoga and everything in between, Monica and Melissa have successfully established the auroa of an outstanding fitness studio. And now to the girls themselves, it is astonishing how amazing these two are; not only a instructors but as people. You need awesome instructors? It''s them. You need a friend? It is them. They are the kind of people who go out of their way to exceed expectations of those who enter the studio. It''s an immediate connection made which you cannot find anywhere. They have faith in each and every person who comes to them with a goal in mind. They''re the perfect motivation and can push you to achieve things you never knew you could. I have known the girls for a while now and they''ve been very near and dear to my heart. I''d hope any person who is in need of a Zumba class would immediately think of Body Rhythms because these girls are kick butt instructors and even more kick butt people!
I meet M&M about 3 yrs ago and I was in the process of losing my pregnancy weight from the 4th child. I was always an active person, so finding a class that would keep me moving was challenging and important. M&M blew me away with Zumba. I''d had never though a fitness class would be more like dancing. The classes were always FUN and the interaction with them was amazing. They knew my name, birthday, and kids without me attending class everyday. I was so inspired by them, I decided to become a Zumba Instructor and mentored under their leadership. I love you ladies! M&M you ROCK!!!!!! -as I stated on your wall.
I started Zumba at Body Rhythms Life Fitness on October 3 2011. I knew there was something very special about it right from the very first class but I had no idea that it would change my life in such a drastic way. It was my first experience in a live class. I had done Zumba from the dvds but nothing ever compared to a class at Body Rhythms. I''ve never seen anything like it before. The energy level as soon as I walk in the door always picks me up even after a rough day. Any class at Body Rhythms is sure to give you a great workout but it also does wonders for the spirit as well. I have never been happier in my life. I look forward to going to class every day, actually I get pretty bummed out when I have to miss a day... Along the way I have lost 35 lbs. and still counting. I have become more toned and I am in the best shape of my life. I feel fantastic. I didn''t just lose weight though I gained a family. The friends I have made at Body Rhythms are some of the most inspirational and supportive people I have ever met. I definitely would not be where I am today without that support group. Zumba has done wonders for my confidence and self esteem. If you would have told me one year ago that I would not only be addicted to zumba but that I would also be certified to teach it I would have told you you were crazy! But here I am today a totally different person and its all thanks to Monica and Melissa. Not just great instructors but wonderful friends. Thank you girls for everything you do!! <3
B - Been in a rut?
O - Or finally ready to
D - "Ditch" the old workout routine?
Y - You need Zumba with Melissa and Monica!!
R - Real life examples of inspiration are
H - Here for
Y - You each week
T - To have fun, get
H - Healthy and lose weight! It''s time to
M - Move it and
S - Shake it!
L - Lots of great music and dedicated, motivating
I - Instructors will welcome you each time. Get
F - Fully pumped with a Zumba toning class or workout
E - Each muscle in an Abs class.
F - Fire up the cardio
I - In kickboxing and
T - Take out your stress in a Zumba class.
N - No more
E - Excuses!!
S - So what are you waiting for??
S - Start today!
Thanks for all everything! Keep the great classes coming! And Happy 1 Year Anniversary! 🙂
I stated taking Zumba classes after complaining to my friend Janna That I am getting too fat at dinnier one night. LOL... Anyway she said that the Zumba class she takes is great, would help me loss wieght and the M&M girls are awesome! So I gave it a try and now I have loss twenty pounds and counting, made some great new friends and starting to love my body again. I owe all to Janna, melissa and Monica! I cant say thank you enough!! The support you give to all of us is awesome, thanks for change my life for the better. I couldnt have done it without you.
I have been going to Zumba since the end of March 2012. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. When I started going to class i weighed 178 I am so happy to tell you i lost 21 pounds and now I am down to 157. A big thanks to Melissa and Monica for making class so much fun. Oh and a speicial thank you to Janna for getting me to go. I must truely say it is the best hour of my day. I go every Tuesday and Thursday and every other Saturday and its all i can think about all day long and I think man day hurry the hell up I have Zumba tonight. Zumba has given me more confidence in myslef and the way I see my body. It has made me stronger as a person. To think I used to get winded by just walking across a parking lot. Thanks to Zumba I don''t get winded anymore which is an amazing feeling. I love it because I don''t feel like I am exercising because of so much fun. I have also stopped drinking soda which is just loaded with to much sugar that I don''t need. So thanks again Moica and Melissa.
You said it Janna!!
(10, 620,, , 'http://facebook', '18.104.22.168', 14:12:57', '2012-07-05 18:12:57', 'I have been taking Zumba with these young ladies for years. They are the best. Having been a former aerobics instructor enabled me to see quality in Monica and Melissa. The other instructors are also wonderful. I pray you all have continued success..... I''m hooked for life!!!!!!