2011 (Female) BIGGEST LOSER "Mrs. Vanessa"

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Meet Our Biggest Loser (Female) Mrs. Vanessa!!

I'm so excited to introduce to our website viewers our Female Biggest Loser in 2012, Mrs. Vanessa.  She comes faithfully to class and when she does, she works diligently!!

Read her exclusive interview here:

*Everyone has a "why." When did it come to you that it was time for YOU to start working out?

Being retired and around the house watching TV, on the computer just sitting around adding on the pounds.  I tired working out at the gym at "West Jeff Fitness Center" for a while but that only lasted about 8 months and I was back to the same old routine.  Then when some of the plus size clothes that I was wearing were starting to get to small I knew then it was time to do something about it.  I refused to go up another size besides, I knew it wasn't healthy. 

*Have you ever had a weight issue before?
Never had a weight problem at all.  Just the old age spread and then some.

*How did you hear about Toni B!'s !AVID CENTER?

From my friend Mona Washington who suggested we attend the exercise classes that both our sons, James Washington and Jamaane Roy and their friends attend.  We saw how they were losing weight so we decided to join.

*What is your favorite workout class at Toni B!'s !AVID CENTER and why?
I like the Meringue Madness because you get a great cardio workout in about 20 minutes and I also enjoy the different bus-stops before and after the madness. 

*If you can grade/rate our services, what would it be?
Excellent. Toni, the time that you give each and every member concerning their personal achievements is priceless.  I personally enjoy the weigh-ins and learning about my body and seeing the transformation take place daily.  "Let it do what it do." 


Mrs. Vanessa in 2010

*You've started with us since August. How has your journey of losing roughly 26 pounds  been?
It was a little rough in the beginning because I really didn't think I would be able to keep up; I would try to find excuses as to why I shouldn't go to class.  But after about the first month and I saw some results, I put that devil behind me and I rush from whatever I'm doing when the time draws near to make sure I don't miss class.  It's truly been a blessing, before each workout I ask God to be with me and keep me strong and keep me coming.  I know I beat myself up a lot but I got myself in this predicament and I'm determined to get out and stay out.

*Do you ever plan on stopping working out? 

No, I don't plan on stopping.  I see now that it's what I have to do to continue on this path.

*Do you any new goals for the future?
Yes, I plan to continue on my mission of staying healthy and maintaining a healthy weight.  I look forward to what the future holds for me.

*If you can give advice to someone maybe having a hard time just starting out and wanting to lose weight, what would you say?

I would say "Just do it", (sounds familiar, huh) get healthy and live longer for yourself and your family.  It truly feels good and it really is doable!!! 

Thanks Ms. Toni for everything...I can't wait to get back to class. 

I can honesty say Mrs. Vanessa, with your determination, drive, and hard work that I've witnessed since you started with us, becoming our 2011 BIGGEST LOSER is a well deserved title for you! Congratulations!! Awesome work!