Fit For Success Stories

Fit For Success: Renee Phillips

My name is Renee. I am a 43yr young wife, mom to two boys, RN in labor and delivery, and group fitness instructor. I am also a trained instructor for Divas in Defense and have my Senior Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do (hoping to test for black in the fall). I have a “Dunlap”…

Fit For Success: Latisha Merritt

Latisha is a mother of 3 sons. She enjoys work, going to church and being at home with her family. Latisha says her motivation to lose weight was,” I was too big. My kids need me here to be active in their lives.” At her heaviest, Latisha weighed in at 438pounds. PROUDLY and with a…

Fit For Success: Quiana Johnson

● Beginning weight: 248 lbs ● Current weight: 194 lbs What motivated you to lose weight: Last January, I kept seeing posts on Facebook about the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. So I had to see what it was all about. I did my research and I thought to myself, these people are crazy. I…

Fit For Success: Ebony Cooper

“3 years, 50lbs and 6 sizes later” In 2012, I gave birth to my daughter . I was 30 years old and completely unhappy with my health. My meals consisted of fried, processed and fast foods on a regular basis and physical activity wasn’t a factor at all.I realized that something had to change and…

Fit For Success: LaRhonda Clay

LaRonda started her lifestyle change the first week of February 2014. LaRonda says, “One day I went to the doctor, and she told me everything that could be wrong with me. I told her give me a few months, I promise this will turn around, she held me to it.” LaRonda started deleting sodas,chips,fried foods…

Fit For Success: Tim Richardson

Begining Weight: 509 Current Weight: 254 Total loss: 255 pounds! Tim shares with us, “I lost basically half of myself literally.” What motivated you to lose weight? What motivated me to get in shape was when I was diagnosed with hypertension,Afib, gout,enlarged heart,onset of diabetes,multiple types of meds and I had a slight stroke. The…

Fit For Success: Lyrissa Wash

Lyrissa tells us that she has always been active, but 2009 she was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy which is a kidney disease. “My kidneys spill protein and causes pain. The way to slow/stop progress was to lose weight, stop taking diet pills, energy drinks and ibuprofen.” I’m on a low dose Blood pressure pill that…

Fit For Success: Ashley Marshall

A few years ago I looked cheerful on the outside but on the inside I was miserable and always looking for the next thing to make me look or feel good. I changed my hair color every couple of months because it was the easiest thing for me to change and control. I can’t really…

Fit For Success: Eric R Hayes II

Beginning Weight: 295 Current Weight: 235 Motivation to Lose Weight: I had been trying for years to lose weight but never truly committed to the hard work, diet, and motivation to do so. I started up while in Walmart one day. It was the summer of 2012 and I was in the fitness section. I…

Fit For Success: Cantrell Marie Wireman

My beginning measurements where: Chest: 43 inches Waist: 42 inches Hips: 44.5 inches Current : Chest: 32 inches Waist: 30 inches Hips: 33 inches My journey started some years ago when my father became sick. I drowned my heartaches in food and gained weight at a very fast pace. I stayed away from scales and…

Fit For Success: Bianca Spriggs

No one wants to lose weight the way I did. The long and short of it is that I got sick. On Dec 25, 2013 not long after my comp exams for my Ph.D. program, I fell very ill from a combination of maladies that sort of became a domino effect, and I stayed that…

Fit For Success: Jessica Bowman

I am a wife and mom on a mission! Before starting this journey I was a chronic fitness quitter and an emotional eater to the max. At my highest weight, I was 217 lbs. I was making daily fast food trips and hiding the evidence so no one would know. My obesity was merely a…