Here is an update. I had shared that I was going to co-host a Biggest Loser contest for people in my community. We did minimal spending for advertising, a few flyers in local businesses of our small community, emails, and a Facebook event. We thought we would be lucky to have 15-20 people sign up. Well, we have 40!!! I am still in awe!!! There is a huge need, the people really want to make changes, and they do want help.
When they signed up and weighed in, I gave them a sheet of little tips, one of the tips was to come here to Spark. I also offered discounts to my Zumba classes. The first night was awesome! Since then, there have been weather issues, busy schedules, illnesses, etc. so I don't have as big of a class but still a nice size. Tonight when I got there, it was so-ooo-ooo cold! The heater wasn't working at all. I let the owners know and was set to cancel class and tried calling people but seemed to just miss them. When they came, they wanted to stay and dance. I left my sweater, scarf, and all kinds of layers as I hadn't changed into my workout clothes. It was so cold we could see our breath. By the end of the hour, my hands and toes were finally warming up. I still can't believe it.
But I have to say that I love, love, love the people that come to my classes! They are real troopers! Thank God for them! And also please pray for them! I have noticed many times when people start going strong, loving the exercise, feeling better about themselves, then WHAM, something knocks them off track. Sometimes it is an illness, an injury (not Zumba related!), a change in work or school schedule, so many things come up. Just in the last few weeks, we have had so many weather issues that have kept people from class, one night the power went off in the whole town, and now tonight the heater is broke. I do feel that Satan would love to stop people from feeling great and enjoying life. Please pray for all the people out there that are in a battle!
Thank you and let's keep going on our own strong fight! Keep trucking along on your own health journey and keep encouraging others! We are meant to have healthy and joyful lives!