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About six years ago I had back surgery on my L4 & L5 disk. At the time, I was a runner. I used to run a lot, I loved running, but that is all I did. I did not lift a weight in my life. I never did core exercises. I did not do any hip strengthening. Nothing like that. I just ran and it lead to me having back surgery. I do not know if that is the reason why I had back surgery, was running, but I believe it differently played a role in it. After back surgery, I was able to bounce back pretty fast.
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I have a cookbook coming out with my daughter called, “Black Girls Gone Vegan”. I am 66 years old, a mother of five children, and owner of Gymnetics Fitness. My love of fitness has also assisted me in creating fitness videos that target African American Women of all ages. The Ectorcise videos incorporate men along with women exercising together. The focus on African American women was something we needed because we were not included in the fitness industry. I wanted an exercise video that showcased women of color, women that look like myself and women with curves working out. 
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I'm a single mom to two boys who is passionate about helping people create their best life. I've always been an open book kind of person. So when something is working in my life, when something is helping me, growing me, changing me...I can't help but share it. That's how my journey started. I discovered what a significant impact food has on not just our physical well-being, but also our mental well-being and it changed my health and my life. that led to becoming a certified holistic health coach, opening a barre studio and eventually becoming the business and lifestyle coach I am today. 
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