Marisela Arencibia

December 11, 2013

For many years I have struggled with weight gain and unwanted inches. After trying many other popular diet plans I still found myself gaining the weight back and then some not long after stopping the plan. Like so many of you, I have a busy schedule, a long commute and (had) very poor and irregular eating habits which all made the situation seem overwhelming and worst of all discouraging.
Through Social Media and my passion for Zumba®, I became acquainted with Jackie Shaheed. I was fascinated by her personal weight loss success story and her group FitZone On September 9th after meeting briefly with Jackie, I decided to join the group. FitZone is a 90 Day Weight Loss Program that includes Unlimited Fitness Classes and Personal Training it also offers 24/7 support and sets apart from others with it is also being a Medically Supervised Nutrition Program. My personal appeal to the group is the fact that most of the staff has also battled with their own personal weight issues, nothing like having mentors that ‘know’ your struggles! I immediately felt I was in the hands of qualified and caring professionals. Starting at the top Jackie is a true inspiration, a qualified/certified fitness and nutrition coach, a talented Zumba® instructor and a wonderful human being. The medical team China (N.P.) and Gemma (M.D.) keep your health in check while the training staffs, Jackie, Vickie, Aaron & Darryl get you moving in proper form to ensure that you get the most out of each and every training session. If you’re like me then you probably dislike working out yet doing so with FitPalz is both challenging and enjoyable, I always feel I have the support of the trainers and of my fellow members. In a short time I surpassed my physical and mental limits.
With FitZone I have learned to change my eating habits without feeling hungry or even like I am on a diet. Gained the tools necessary to steadily and safely lose weight without disrupting my life. I am able to travel, dine out, socialize and celebrate holidays without going off track. During my 90 Day challenge I celebrated my Birthday and Thanksgiving Day yet managed to still continue to loose. In regards to my personal health, I am pleased to share that in spite of my past borderline readings and family history for high cholesterol and high blood pressure, my recent physical exam revealed both to be within perfectly normal levels.
I am also an avid, “Zumbaholic”, I fell in love with the whole Zumba culture after just one class, it is everything the advertisements say it is, a fun way to “dance off” unwanted pounds and with my FitPalz program I also enjoyed unlimited fitness classes which included Zumba®, Zumba Toning® and Zumba Sentao®. Jackie, China and Kevin bring you the BEST Party in Town EVERY session. The room is filled with an abundance of positive energy that make my spirits soar long after I leave their class.
I have ended my first 90 days challenge this past week during which I lost a total of 20.6 lbs and a total of 14.25 inches and were so pleased with the results that I have signed up for a second round!!
If you are serious about losing weight and are willing to put in the effort, Jackie Shaheed and FitZone is the perfect Weight Loss Program to get you there and help you maintain your success.
Thank you Jackie for your support and inspiration.