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Luisa M.

My name is Luisa, but everyone calls me “Isa”. I am 33 years old and am a mother of three kids, the oldest being 3 years old. I’m a wife, and I work as a manager at a call center. I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I’ve never really had weight issues until I started to have children and it didn’t help that I had them all back to back to back! In 2009 after having my 2nd child I was at a size 24 weighing in at a whopping 280lbs. Just when I started a diet plan and started to drop the pounds, “BAM”, I was pregnant again. After I gave birth for the third time, I decided it was time for me to get back into the swing of things and start exercising again. At this point I was at a size 20 and weighing 250lbs.

It was then that I was introduced to HOT HULA fitness® by a cousin of mine in April of 2011, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I loved the way it challenged me! I also love the fact that it’s a workout for “MY” island people. After only taking a few classes, my cousins talked me into going to a HOT HULA fitness® certification workshop in California. We were all under the impression that it was for Siva Tasi, the beginners class, only to find out that it was for Siva Ono, the advanced class. We were all really nervous! After 7 very long hours, WE SURVIVED!  Whew!

After completing the certification workshop we came back to Las Vegas and it was HOT HULA fitness® all day every day. I know that doing these workouts have helped me to become more fit and venture into other physical activities like boxing classes and now I’m training for my very first half marathon! You can follow my journey for this marathon at  Overall, this has been a significant lifestyle change for me. It’s been 3 months now and I am currently at 219lbs and a size 14. Yes, that’s right, 31lbs less and 6 dress sizes down! Wahoo! I am more fit and motivated then I was when I first started. I am happy to report that I am on my way to becoming a HOT HULA fitness® Instructor, which is a great accomplishment for me. Yay!

I would like to thank Anna Rita for being a true inspiration to all Polynesian women and I want to say THANK YOU for lighting the fire under my BUTT with HOT HULA fitness®. To my wonderful husband THANK YOU for ALWAYS making me feel beautiful no matter if I was 280lbs or 200lbs, I love you!!  THANK YOU to my family, especially my brothers and sisters for ALWAYS having my back and supporting me I LOVE YOU GUYS! To my cousins that give me that support I need to continue THANK YOU and I LOVE each of you. I am forever a changed woman all because of HOT HULA fitness®! Fa’afetai tele lava!!!!