The most fun you will ever have getting fit! Z-Lifestyle Dance Fitness will enrich your life.
Just ask Trish, who has lost 80 pounds, and is still going strong.
My Weight loss journey is more like a novel instead of a couple of paragraphs, so I won’t start at the beginning. LOL. Being overweight my entire life, I am a self proclaimed expert on “diets”. I have invented my own, joined WW, Nutritionists, no carbs etc..You name it I have done it. But over 2 years ago, I decided I needed a Lifestyle change. I began what I now call my successful weight loss journey.
Eight months into it, I kept hearing about ZUMBA®, and how fun it is, and this great instructor who has a studio 5 minutes from my office. So my friend and I decided to check it out. I walked in and never looked back. I was greeted by Pauline and Pat (Mama), who although crowded around the desk, made me feel like I was the only person in the room. Growing up obese before it was an epidemic, I am someone who years ago would cry walking into Gyms for fear of the looks and judgment I would get. At Pauline’s studio… I immediately felt at home, encouraged and even a little confident. That was all before I hit the dance floor!
After my first class I said “WOW” this is what I’ve been looking for. It was love at first MOVE, and that night, I knew I was going to have a lifelong relationship with ZUMBA® and Z-Lifestyle. Even though I didn’t get all the moves, I saw Pauline look out into the crowd of “ZEEPS” with her infectious smile and nod to me that I am doing it. I was impressed because she came up to me immediately afterwards and asked if I liked it, then encouraged me to come back and just have fun!
By week two I was signing up for unlimited classes. Valentine’s Day came, and after going through a difficult break up a few months before, I decided I would go to ZUMBA® that night “where everybody knows your name” and feel good. After being handed a flower and a smile on my way out, I told myself I will always make it to ZUMBA® on that day as it has become one of my true loves! During Hurricane Sandy, Pauline kept in touch through Facebook until we could reunite with positive affirmations and tips on how to work out inside. Where do you ever see that in a gym??
Sixteen months later, I am now over 80 lbs lighter! I still need to lose more weight, but that’s okay. I’m doing it. I take every new class Pauline offers like ZUMBA SENTAO™and now R.I.P.P.E.D. Pauline becomes certified in everything new, and as she GROWS, we LOSE weight and GAIN knowledge, health and confidence!
After hitting Plateau #2, I decided I needed to change things up. When I started her Health Coaching, I received a new perspective on how a healthy way of living really needs to be. It’s not easy, but walking in that studio every single day makes it worth all the beads of sweat in the world! I am living proof that the combination of ZUMBA SENTAO™, R.I.P.P.E.D , ZUMBA® and health coaching works. In six weeks, I lost almost 7 inches off my body! Pauline truly believes in what she does and the happiness of her members. That is not something you see in people every day.
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Pauline Henriques, Owner and Instructor
580 Rt. 303