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Madam’s Farewell Letter

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.

7 thoughts on “Madam’s Farewell Letter

  1. joanne says:

    I will miss madam when I return to island…but I will continue to practise my aquafit with our new teacher…see u all in january…jo

  2. Janice & Brad says:

    Laurie, please pass on our best wishes to Madam that her move to Mexico goes well and she has some wonderful new adventures there. We will miss her and the fun class she had at the pool. We are happy to hear Eileen is taking on this task and look forward to jumping in with everyone when we get there in mid-December (y’all do swim in December right?). (We are Ann & MIke’s part-time neighbors).

  3. Gail says:

    Sorry to see Madam leave the island. She will be missed for sure. Glad to see that we do have a replacement for aquafit. Eileen will do her mentor proud. Look forward to joining the gang at the pool in Feb.

  4. Erin says:

    I really enjoyed your class, tyvm. i hope you made a video for those of us who will miss you and your lessons. best wishes in your new home.

  5. Ruthie & Chunk says:

    Dear Madam, the island just won’t be the same without you! Best wishes to you and JD on this next chapter in your lives. Please come back to San Pedro for a visit now and then! Chunk and I are gonna miss you a lot…

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