Inspirational Stories

Kristen H.

Name: Kristen H.
Age: 33 years old
Body Transformation: 103 Lbs & over 70 in. lost
Residence: Mississippi

YogaFit changed my life in so many different ways.  Within one year, I had lost 97 pounds and was a size 4.  Now, April of 2008, I have lost a total of 103 pounds and wear a size 2/4.  Not only have I lost the weight, but I also decreased my percentage of body fat from 33% to 16%.  I have lost more than a total of 72 inches off of my combined body measurements.  My waist is now smaller than what my thigh used to measure!  I have completely changed my life in each and every aspect by combining a healthy, nutritiously balanced diet with regular (daily) exercise. I don't know what my life would be like now if I had not found YogaFit and YogaFit Master Trainer, Barbara Nobles.


Audra M.

Name: Audra M.
Age: 37 years old
Body Transformation: 52 pounds & 4 pant sizes lost
Residence: Virginia

Seven or so years ago I joined a local gym to get in shape and lose weight. After a few months I began taking the yoga class offered there.  I remember after my first class thinking "WOW, I am not sure what that was, but I really like it."

I made yoga a key element to my workouts. I lost some weight then over time my weight began to go back up. Around this time our yoga teacher was moving and I was encouraged by the other students in the class that I should be the teacher. The teacher recommended YogaFit to me.

I took YogaFit Levels 1 and 2 and began teaching in 2002.  I was teaching as a plus size (size 14 at this time), and the students loved the class. I continued to look for more ways to learn about yoga and take and teach more yoga classes.  I joined Weight Watchers to help educate myself more about food and portion sizes. I told my class that I was ready to really lose the extra weight, and felt that YogaFit was the key.  YogaFit was my safety net and over the course of the next year I lost 50+ pounds.  I have maintained that weight loss for over 3 and 1/2 years with YogaFit as my main exercise.  YogaFit helps keep me calm and in control, aware of what my body needs.


Jessica P.

Name: Jessica P.
Age: 28
Body Transformation: 45 pounds lost.
Residence: North Carolina

At the encouragement of the fitness director at the gym where I was a member, I became a yoga instructor after taking the Level 1 training. That same weekend, I found out I was pregnant with my second child. After gaining 90 lbs with my daughter and losing 55 of those, I only gained 35 lbs with my second pregnancy with a regimen of yoga, Pilates, and aqua aerobics. My son was born in May of '05 and in September of '05, after a little delay due to a severely broken wrist, surgery, a metal implant and 2 months of physical therapy, I returned to teaching yoga weighing about 185-190 lbs.

In February of '06, I became serious about losing weight. I began taking more trainings, more workshops, and teaching more classes.  Over the past year and a half, I have gone from 185 lbs to 145 lbs.  I would still like to lose about 10-15 more lbs, and I think yoga has and will continue to help me tremendously on my way to a fit, fabulous body.



Nicolle B. Name: Nicolle B.
Body Transformation: 30 pounds lost
Residence: Utah

Four years ago I was 170 lbs, sad and felt like I was living in a cloud. My life changed because of the YogaFit program. I found the woman I knew was inside of me. The old me wanted to stay at home hiding from the world. This January at Disneyland with my children I found myself needing to get from one end of the park to the other with three 4 year olds fast! I put two in the double stroller and one on my shoulders and booked it across Fantasy and Frontier Land pushing and carrying an extra 90 lbs. of a niece, nephew and my son. YogaFit is the reason I could do that.

I live every part of my physical life more fully because of YogaFit. I guess you could say Beth Shaw’s program helped me find my “beach body”. The cloud has lifted, and I love who I have become. I lost 30 lbs and went from a size 14 to a size 4! Thanks YogaFit!



Tricia P. Name: Tricia P.
Age: 37
Body Transformation: 20 pounds lost.
Residence: Michigan

I gained 60 pounds with my first pregnancy, as a result of the chronic pain limiting my physical activity. I lived with severe, often debilitating pain that led to massive muscle spasms and skeletal misalignment.  My P.T. told me that my spine had the rigidity of a 90 year old woman’s, I was only 26!  During labor with my second child, three years later, the epidural failed due to my spine being so out of alignment.  I struggled with weight gain and a lack of energy, asthma and frequent tendon injuries.  I was literally a physical mess.  I managed to get down to a size 10 at 150 pounds (by starving myself) but I had no muscle tone and no strength.  I looked alright but felt terrible. 

Up until 26 months ago, I was a very sedentary, out of shape, in pain, stressed out mother of two sons, and two dogs.  That was until I found fitness yoga classes at Lifetime Fitness.  I feel absolutely wonderful!  I don't get the huge muscle "knots" in my neck and my back is strong and very flexible.  I am a very lean 130 pounds with 16% body fat, I'm in a size 4 (sometimes 2).  My students say that I have a dancer’s body, and are amazed that I got so fit with YogaFit!

My Yoga practice has evolved into my own mini rejuvenating break from reality.  It’s become a way to balance volunteering at school, play dates, kids soccer and football games and all the other things that consumed my time and left me feeling a little drained.  I often tell others that you can only give as much as you have, then you begin to feel empty.  Yoga fills me up; it allows me to focus on myself. 


Larisa F. Name: Larisa F.
Body Transformation: 70 pounds lost
Residence: Florida

I am a yoga instructor teaching YogaFit.  In the past 23 months I have lost 70 lbs.  I have hypothyroid disease and when I am pregnant I can really pack on the pounds!  

After giving birth to my second child, I was 220 lbs. and only 5'5'' tall.  Yikes!  I lost the weight by not eating fast food, running an average of two times a week and most importantly doing Yogazfit at least 5 times a week.  

I had taken a few YogaFit classes and then in Feb. 2007, I took Level 1 in Orlando.  This class motivated me & finally gave me the confidence to start teaching Yoga. By April, I had two private clients & landed a spot teaching at the new LA Fitness in Tampa.  I lost 50 lbs.  Prior to my YogaFit training & since February, I have dropped another 20 lbs. teaching YogaFit classes. Although I still have another 20 lbs. to go, I feel great and am in great shape.  I feel so strong & healthy and I am enjoying teaching YogaFit to others!



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