Ofinda joined the Coaching Connection program at the Kraft Family YMCA in late 2012, concerned about her weight and the health of her two boys. After learning about the effect of her diet heavy in fats, starchy carbohydrates and processed foods, Ofinda made healthy eating a priority. Ofinda and her sons lost weight, and now she’s on her way to being certified as a ZUMBA instructor.
"I love how strong and positive I feel now," said Ofinda. "It all began when I made that first appointment."
Seeing her amazing progress, Jennifer from our wellness staff nomintated her for the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Change Award. The YMCA of the Triangle and the American Heart Association teamed up to present the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Change Award. Winners were selected for making positive changes to their quality of life and health.
Four winners, including Ofinda, received free three-month memberships to the YMCA of the Triangle branch of their choice. Winners were announced at the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Sun., Sept. 22, 2013.