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!