February 2015 makes two years since the beginning of my journey to a healthier me! It all started when two women I work with often talked about going to fitness classes at a place in Manchester called ENVY Moves. They were taking Zumba classes with Marianela Ramirez saying how much fun it was while getting a great workout! A handful of times they asked me to come and try it. And a handful of times I declined their invitation in fear I was too out of shape and wouldn't be able to keep up.
I have always loved to dance but never tried Zumba before. Finally, one day I agreed to try a Zumba class. That was the first day of a new beginning for me! I was immediately hooked to Zumba, to Marianela, to ENVY Moves, to every positive feeling it had given me.
Marianela is a blessing. She always exudes positivity and happiness. Slowly those feeling of low self-esteem, poor self worth and an unhealthy way of life that I endured for far too long began to fade. I began to make friends at ENVY Moves. I began to feel better about myself. I began to feel happier. I began to gain more confidence in myself. Equalling a HEALTHIER ME!!!! Over more time I started to eat healthier, making better food choices. It's truly empowering to feel so in control of myself. I can't imagine my life without Marianela, the ENVY Moves Team and my ENVY Family!
I have lost over 60 pounds since starting and have another 15 to 20 pounds to go. WIth the helpful instructors at ENVY, losing the rest of the weight shouldn't take too much time.
Marianela, you have a wonderful studio and staff, love you guys.
The teachers and people at ENVY were so welcoming and nonjudgmental from the minute I walked through the door. I have made lifelong friends, who I consider my "Zumba® Family". I've lost weight and got my groove back! So to all the ladies - embrace your beauty and dance!
I am very happy to share my story of how I began dancing with Marianela and her ENVY team. Wow it will be 3 years this December and now 55 lbs. less. I will never forget when I first met Marianela. I walked into her class on Commercial Street and said to Wanda "I think I am in the wrong class". She told me "oh no honey YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT CLASS, STAY". Well was she ever right! I fell in love with Marianela and her dancing which was explosive and addicting. From that day I was hooked. I come daily to her class and have added the other ENVY classes with the fabulous instructors. They are always there for me and amazingly they surround us all with their warmth and caring support...it's just wonderful. Thank you Marianela and your ENVY team for helping me to become strong, WILD and happy.