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Confessions of a WERQaholic

Confessions of a WERQaholic –

August 25, 2016 / Confessions of a WERQaholic

This week we head west to UTAH!  Meet Julia Loughlin from Park City, Utah. Name – Julia Loughlin City, State, and facility where you WERQ: Park City, Utah – Dance Tech  Instructor’s name(s) – Jenny Wilson How long have your been a WERQaholic? 3 ½ years Team Pop, Rock, or Hip Hop? Our class is a Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Mindy Shirley

August 18, 2016 / Confessions of a WERQaholic

Please give a warm welcome to Mindy Shirley from Peoria, IL. Her story is inspiring! This is why we WERQ!!  Name: Mindy Shirley  City, State, and facility where you take: Peoria, IL at the Landmark and the Riverplex Instructor’s name(s): My first instructor the one who got me involved and loving WERQ is JESSICA MERCER. She Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Shereen O.

August 10, 2016 / Confessions of a WERQaholic

We hope your week is off to a great start. We are very excited to feature another fabulous WERQaholic on the blog today. Meet Shereen O. from Glenview, IL. Name: Shereen O. City, State, and facility where you take: Glenview, IL – Park Center   Instructor’s name(s): Danielle Porte, Sharon Robinson, and Haley Stone How Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Erin Phillips

July 27, 2016 / Confessions of a WERQaholic

It’s time for this week’s installment of “Confessions of a WERQaholic.” Meet Erin Phillips from the northern suburbs of Chicago! Name: Erin Phillips   City, State, and facility where you WERQ:  Deerfield, IL Midtown Athletic Club Instructor’s name(s): Paula Kooperman, Marni Wilcox, Hilary Stevens and Bari Kaplan   How long have you been a WERQaholic? I started Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Andrea Pannell

July 19, 2016 / Confessions of a WERQaholic

Hello WERQaholics!!!! With the launch of the revamped WERQ Fitness website, WERQ HQ is thrilled to announce the return of the blog. It’s Tuesday and you know what that means……Confessions of a WERQaholic!! Meet Andrea Pannell from Columbus, Ohio. Name: Andrea Pannell City, State, and facility where you WERQ: Columbus City Schools, Columbus, Ohio Instructor’s name(s): Leanne Katterheinrich Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Sara and Jan Barrick

*PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT:  Jan Barrick, Haley Stone WERQ Master Trainer, Sara Barrick WERQ Instructor My entire fitness routine changed the day I found WERQ, Haley and Julie.  I went to an open house at a local dance studio showcasing different dance fitness classes and their enthusiasm and high energy captured me immediately.  The first Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Chelsie Moore

It’s the biggest day of your life – how do you want it to start?  With WERQ of course! On Saturday May 4, 2013 WERQaholic Chelsie Hopkins married Brent Moore in Bloomington, IL.  On the morning of her wedding, at 6:45am the bride, her wedding party, friends and family gathered at 4 Seasons Fitness Center Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic by Beth Hilbert

“I have been overweight for most of my life and a sedentary career was only making it worse. With a history of diabetes and high blood pressure in my family, at age 33 I thought it was time to finally do something about it.  Through some friends, I found dance fitness and the rest is history. Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Katherine Walters

“When I walked into my first WERQ class I fell in love instantly.”  ~   Kat Walters, WERQaholic What motivates you to work out?  Losing weight, feeling better, quality of life, your loved ones?  We all have our reasons and because of those reasons we WERQout together as a nation. WERQ Instructors are moving people Continue Reading »

heART Yourself Grand Rapids – WERQ Instructor Kate Woods

On October 17th, 2012 over 100 Yogi’s and WERQers in Grand Rapids Michigan joined together to celebrate their bodies. Wearing only their sports bras they encouraged each other to flow, dance, sing, laugh and sweat while bearing their bellies.  The event was designed to openly show support for one another in creating a positive body Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Michelle and Jasmine Lewis

Why do WERQ Instructors spend hours learning new choreography and perfecting our classes? Because of students like mother and daughter Michelle and Jasmine Lewis in Summerville, SC. WERQaholics – your successes are our successes! Michelle’s story:  “Before I started my weight loss journey I was 370+ pounds.  I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor and Continue Reading »

Confessions of a WERQaholic – Ginger Darrell

I love WERQ so much that I take classes in 2 different gyms!  ~  Ginger Darrell Ginger weighed in at 251lbs when she started her weight loss journey. She struggled with her weight all her life. The break point was when she no longer fit in the booth at restaurants when she went out with her Continue Reading »