Before joining Genesis Health Clubs, Tonya was unhealthy, had type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and weighed 480 pounds. She is a single mom and wanted to set a better example for her 3 kids. “I was in a lot of pain and I wasn’t living the life I wanted, said Tonya.” She wanted to be healthier and live a healthier lifestyle. She was ready for a change, so in August 2011 she joined Genesis Health Clubs. She works out in the club multiple times a week. She enjoys the variety of workout equipment, the helpful staff and the delicious protein shakes.
Tonya is a proven example of how hard work and dedication pays off. Since joining Genesis, Tonya has lost a total of 248 pounds! “I've learned a lot. Mostly about myself. Consistency is key. Never quitting. Even the smallest steps produce big results. I never thought I could look as good as I do and that my muscles could transform like they have. It's incredible and I'm addicted - in a very healthy and good way.”
Even after losing over 200 pounds, Tonya isn’t quitting. She no longer has type II diabetes and is off of her blood pressure and cholesterol medications. She will continue to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. She has more weight loss and transformation goals set for herself in the near future. “I expect that what I've accomplished at Genesis will stay! I pray I can inspire others to try. To get up and live! That there is hope. Baby steps turn into giant leaps. I'm not going anywhere.”