If you know me, you know that I love fitness. If you know me, you know that I love helping others. If you know me, you know that I have been seeking a career change for some time. This time last year, I was on a major search for new career. I looked on websites, talked to people – I was a woman on a mission. But nothing happened.
So, I became a certified personal trainer. I trained at a couple of places, but still held my full-time job. I continued my fitness competitions and working out. One of the places I trained had negative energy. I wasn’t happy there. However, while I was there I had the opportunity to get Zumba certified. And boy was I hooked. I kept saying my prayers to do fitness full-time.
Then I met Tomarcus. He gave me the opportunity to teach Zumba classes at APT Fitness in St. Matthews. Loved it. I then told any and everyone that I wanted to expand my business. This was December 2010. This led to classes at First G and Greater Friendship Church. First G has over 70 women coming out weekly. Then Living Social said they wanted to advertise my Zumba classes. Then Velocity called wanting to put me in the Spotlight. Then Fox 41 called about doing segments on Fox in the Morning. Then I did a panel at St. Stephen entitled ‘New Year New You’.
We always say that we want a sign from God showing us what to do. Well – all of my signs were loud and clear. It was such a breath of fresh air to submit my two weeks notice at my job. And then there was the offer. St. Stephen’s Family Life Center offered me a position as their new Fitness Director. They have so many amazing services there and I’m excited to create healthy lifestyles for all that want to be involved. But there’s more. I’ll be introduced to the congregation this weekend and every service. So, if you’ve ever wanted to see one of my fitness routines – make sure you’re at St. Stephen Church this weekend! God is good and I am embracing all of his blessings. It’s all still a work in progress. I am still a work in progress. But, it’s great to see others believe in my passion!
M.Y. January 2011