I try my best to be an example within the African-American community.
I recognize that within my ethnic community there is a high percentage of disease that can be prevented or improved by engaging in regular physical activity. I make it a point to encourage others within my ethic community and other communities affected by diseases that can be prevented or improved to become more active.
I am inspiring the world through fitness through my own life story. I grew up an obese teenager and it proposed difficult obstacles in regards to a social life and more importantly a burden on my health. I have since learned more in the field of fitness and wellness and have adopted a lifestyle where I managed to lose over 100 lbs. I am now finishing up my Masters in Exercise Science and wish to inspire others through my accomplishments through education!
Great question Elaine.
I see everyone as having potential in life. I would like to empower people to be self directed and self sufficient by teaching them to be able to help themselves. Everyone should feel that health is optimal vitality for their condition, with the ability to do what they want with minimal restrictions. By providing consistent drive and motivation combined with personal growth in my knowledge base and leading by example whenever possible, it is my hope that I give everyone the tools that they can use to optimize their health at any level regardless of physical or perceived limitations.