Meet the Head Scary Bunny
Lorene didn’t always have a passion for fitness. As a kid she hated gym class and was the student most likely to be picked last for a dodge ball team. But with the painful memories of grade school behind her, Lorene tried out Jazzercise. To her surprise, she loved everything about it: the music, the dance moves, the happy hormones generated through physical activity, and most importantly, the friends she made; some of whom still count amongst her closest friends today. From that first class, fitness became a part of her life; and has driven her to continually expand her repertoire of fitness offerings and certifications. Lorene’s mantra is simple: BE FIT! Yet over the years she has learned that the biggest hurdle to people becoming fit was not opportunity or motivation, but FEAR. People, particularly women, would talk themselves out of attending a fitness class or activity because:
- They didn’t have anyone to go with and weren’t comfortable going alone.
- They didn’t know what to wear.
- They didn’t know what to expect and were afraid they might be older, younger or just “different” from everyone else.
- They were afraid that everyone in class would be more fit than themselves and they would be unable to keep up.
Lorene knows that if she encourages and supports people by helping them face the imaginary monsters that sabotage their efforts to Be Fit, they will discover that their fears are just bunnies in the grass – not so scary after all. And that’s what she does.