Living with high blood pressure for many years, Linda finally decided it was time to make a change. Determined to work toward her goal of losing 40 pounds, she knew she had a team of people at YWCA St. Paul who would help her along the way.
Participating in Zumba, Power Barz and yoga classes, Linda established a fun exercise routine that helped her to get in shape. She also joined a weight-loss study group at a local university, where she received additional support as she moved closer to her goals.
After ten months of hard work, Linda lost more than 40 pounds and lowered her blood pressure to a healthy level. Today, she’s amazed by how much easier it is to do the things she enjoys. “I feel like [the] Energizer Bunny,” she says.
Linda is proud of her transformation and knows that as she continues her journey to stay healthy, YW will be there to provide her with both the resources and encouragement to keep going. “[The YWCA] has made a huge difference,” she says. “It’s a great place to be.”