The Healthy Change I Made to Honor my Dad

“My dad was obese for most of his life. I encouraged him to get gastric bypass surgery to begin a healthier life. Two weeks after that surgery, a blood clot traveled to his lungs and he died. I was in total shock and became depressed. I was also overweight at that time. I decided that I was not going to travel down the same road as my dad and be unhealthy for my children. Focusing on my health was the best, most life-changing decision I ever made and I feel that my dad is now looking down on me with pride.” 

– Michelle Smith; discovered Zumba® classes in 2005, became a licensed instructor in 2011; went from a size 9/10 to a size 0 through the program 

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