There are those people in your life who, from the moment you meet them, you KNOW they are fighters. They are driven. They are determined. They are laser-focused on getting it done. Kia Rivers is one of those people.
When she first walked into my Turbo class in January she was nearly 400 pounds. Tired of being tired, Kia was determined to stop "killing herself with food," as she put it.
She is now down more than 100 pounds and is more determined than ever to continue on her journey and lose another 100 pounds. Since taking her first step on the path to wellness, Kia has become a Team Beachbody coach as well as a certified TurboKick instructor. She may not be at her goal weight yet!) but she is on her way and that is all that matters.
As a fitness professional and Beachcody coach myself, I've lost count of how many times I've heard someone say "Oh I can't teach class....I'm not at my goal weight"....or "oh I can't be a coach...I'm still on my journey". You know what I think the most powerful part of Kia's story truly is? The fact that she did not wait for the elusive and nonexistent "perfect moment"....she made a decision to change her life. Rather than wait until her journey was complete (which never happens), she decided to TAKE PEOPLE ALONG WITH HER on the journey!! And let's admit, journeys are a lot more fun with friends anyway!
Kia shared her story on FOX 59 with Angela Ganote. WATCH IT NOW.
Kia, YOU are an inspiration to all those who are around you and because of that, I say, YOU ROCK...and I'm glad I have you in my corner!
Don't wait for January 1st to resolve to get healthy - do it now! We will be kick-starting the new year on NOVEMBER 28 with my Define December, PiYo Kickstart challenge group!
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November 28-30 -- 3 Day Refresh
December 1-31 - PiYo
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PiYo has been part of my life for 10 years now, but the impact it has had in my life over the past year or so has been incredible.
This weekend I held my last PiYo certification of the year. As a Beachbody Master Trainer, having the opportunity to train folks in this incredible format so they too can share it with others in such an honor.
There is something about PiYo that people are really connecting to -- maybe it's the low-impact format -- maybe it's the strength they gain without ever lifting a weight -- maybe it is the calmness they feel when they are on the mat. Whatever the reason, it is real. If you haven't tried it yet, now is the time. Join me for a class, or join me for my next challenge group starting November 28.
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Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!