Today was Madam’s last class at the San Pedro Fitness Club, she leaves for Mexico soon, and will be greatly missed. She asked me to post her goodbye letter to the class so all her friends and family abroad could read it.
This is a sad day for me as it is my last aquafit class in San Pedro. My classes have been the most wonderful thing I have done in my life. Laurie has been a good friend for pushing me years ago and giving me the confidence to teach aquafit. Over the years I have been blessed with so many wonderful people in my class. It has been very rewarding to see and hear how my class changed peoples lives for the better both emotionally and physically.
Exercising in water gives one mental and physical well being. We share laughter, celebrate our accomplishments and help each other get through hard times. I have incorporated my 30 years of training in Ballet, step, dance aerobics, tai bo, into my classes to give every one the best work out possible.
Teaching my class and the company of everyone who takes it has kept me happy and healthy during a very difficult year. Giving happiness to other people is receiving and water aerobics does exactly that. When newer students understand the exercises we can talk and laugh during class.
Eileen my prize pupil is taking over my class. She is a new woman and the ideal person to teach aquafit. Eileen has changed her shape and lost 35 lb with no pain, no sweating and still enjoys beer and ice cream in her diet. She, like most of the class has given inspiration and confidence to all of us. I have done my best to give inspiration and good health to all of you and I know Eileen will do the same.
I love you all and will continue on my inspiring water work where ever life takes me. Thank for for your caring and support.
Madame aka Maureen.
Remember you reap what you sow.