April 2019

Real Talk: How One Woman Got Fit and Found Her Confidence

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Real Talk: How One Woman Got Fit and Found Her Confidence

A few months ago, we asked our followers to send in their transformation stories and photos. We were expecting to get a few responses, but nothing as awe-inspiring, moving and emotional as what we ended up receiving.

Whether it was an inspiring weight loss success story, someone who had never been a “gym person” before and transformed into a fitness expert, or someone who turned a page on their emotional journey to becoming their best, most confident selves—we loved Every. Single. One.

As soon as we saw Margaux McGlasson’s incredible story we just knew we had to share it with you. We hope you find her as inspirational and motivational as we do!

How did your transformation story begin?  I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life. Having four children (including a set of twins), I would gain weight, try a diet, lose it, then put it right back on again. I knew I had to find something I could stick with long term.

What were some of the first changes you started to make?  I had done Jazzercise in my teens and knew I loved it, so I found a studio and started attending again six years ago. That change lead to eating healthy. I needed fuel to do what I loved—so I started reading up on healthy eating and making better choices. In 2015, I made the decision to become a Jazzercise Instructor so I could share what I love with others. Best decision I ever made!

How much weight have you lost?  Between 2013 and 2019 I have lost 40 pounds and at 41 years old, I am in the best physical shape of my life.

How has Jazzercise played a part in your transformation story?  Honestly, I never liked exercise. I got bored easily and dreaded going to the gym. When I rediscovered Jazzercise, I knew I had found the exercise program I could stick with. Exercise wasn’t a chore anymore! I looked forward to going and getting some “me time,” stress relief, cardio, strength training and social time.

"I stand taller, smile more and I am proud to be me." - Margaux

What is the biggest change you’ve noticed since starting Jazzercise?  Despite the fact that my body has changed and the before and after photos show that, my confidence is what has truly changed. I stand taller, smile more and I am proud to be me. When I’m dancing, life is good. My stress and worries melt away.

What’s your advice to someone just starting out on their transformation journey?  Transformations don’t happen overnight. One healthy change will lead to the next. Start with exercising two to three days a week, then you’ll find that your food choices will change because you feel so good and you only want it to get better. Plus, every person is different—just because someone else sheds 10 pounds in a blink of an eye doesn’t mean you will. It’s all about being healthy, strong and happy!

We are so inspired love Margaux’s beautiful and wise advice. If you have a Jazzercise transformation to story to share, please tell us about it!

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