Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Breedlove.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was an overweight, overwhelmed stay-at-home mom of four. It was exhausting! I was buried under the weight of homeschooling, endless chores, and a stressful marriage. I felt lonely and disconnected. I needed change. I was determined to find my “authentic voice” and true happiness!
In 2009, I joined a gym where l began taking group fitness classes. The energy of the classes were empowering!
I had a renewed sense of myself!
I began researching spirituality.
My perspective on almost every changed! I emerged as a new woman with a broader perspective. To guide me, I kept in mind a few affirmations. Here they are:
- My purpose in life is joy!
- My voice matters the most!
- My happiness matters!
- I will not fear the outcome.
- Choose self-love NOT self-sacrifice.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It is very hard! Well meaning people including family would offer their, solutions, and opinions that did NOT work for me.
I had to let go of their opinions and my own guilt!
This was the beginning of freedom!
In 2011, I filed for divorce and became a Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I was passionate about empowering women through fitness.
I was barely making $20 per class.
Often times, I didn’t know how I would feed my four children. I would visit food pantries and donation sites to sustain.
I’m grateful for acts of kindness that provided much needed help.
As I put into practice, all I was learning an inner strength and beauty emerged from my pain.
Please tell us about World of Dance U-Jam Fitness and owning Rush30 Fitness Lounge and Meliorem Wellness?
In 2015, I became an instructor at World of Dance U-Jam Fitness formerly known as U-Jam Fitness. I was drawn by its core message of peace, love, unity, acceptance. I’ve never met a community of people as sincere about uplifting others through dance!
Later in 2015, I created Rush30 Fitness Lounge where I enjoy empowering others through resistance training, kickboxing, and high-intensity Interval training with low impact options for everyone.
Rush30Fitness will offer workouts online and fitnesses events to keep our community strong.
In 2016, I created Meliorem Wellness which means “Optimal Wellness” to address Childhood Obesity.
The goal is for children and parents to come together, to make cooking nutritious meals and exercising a fun priority!
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would not change a thing. My life lessons shaped into the person I am today. The greatest lesson I’ve learned is to love myself first.
- Website: https://www.worldofdancefitness.com/
- Instagram: #wodujam
- Facebook: #wodujam
Alicia Jones, Autumn Breedlove, Ashton Breedlove