My Freestyle Fitness Trainer – Tammie Baldwin
Freestyle Fitness Trainer
I was always active throughout my adolescent years by running track, playing volleyball, and basketball. I continued to be active well into my adult life, but that all changed after marriage and children. Once I had my 2 beautiful girls, I lost myself completely. This is an issue most moms have. We focus solely on our children. We are busy and our children’s schedules are busier. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the past 10 years, losing and then gaining more weight than I had lost. During a routine visit to my doctor’s office, I was told that I was obese and warned that my unhealthy lifestyle would ultimately lead to serious medical problems. I had to gain control of my health as soon as possible. In the last 8 months, I started taking my weight loss journey more seriously. With the encouragement of my children, mother, sister, and a few friends, I began searching for a fitness activity that I could stick with. For 2 months, I didn’t find anything that I enjoyed doing that would help me accomplish my weight loss goals.
Six months ago I found Zumba and Freestyle Fitness. I heard so much positive feedback about Zumba. It was hard to believe that dancing could change so many people’s lives. I decided to give it a try. I attended a Freestyle Fitness boot camp where I was challenged to increase my cardio and expected to watch EVERYTHING I ate. I began to take baby steps towards a realistic lifestyle change, not just another diet. I made small changes like keeping fresh vegetables, fish, and chicken in my house. I stocked my refrigerator with water and started drinking water before my meals, because it helps make you feel full. 🙂 Through hard work and strong will, I’ve stuck with it.
I was even encouraged by my Freestyle Fitness family to become certified to teach Zumba. I love the new me, and I don’t ever want to see the old queen again. NEVER EVER!!! I gained control of my health and have become a better example to my girls. It’s important to me to set good fitness examples and habits for them. I know now that it helps to shape their attitudes and lifestyles in the future. I know that they are proud of me. I am a certified, licensed Zumba instructor. Tammie Baldwin