My name is Brittanie Braxton and I live in Hardee County, Florida. I am a wife, mom of 2 handsome boys, an Essentials Tutor for Classical Conversations (a large homeschooling organization spreading around the world!), and a certified Health Coach. I also teach classes, such as Shazzy and Spin (indoor cycling), at the Hardee Family YMCA.
I had tried out for cheerleading in 7th grade, but I did not make the team. I was devastated. I tried out again the following year in 8th grade and I made it! I was ecstatic! However, in 9th grade, I tried out again and didn't make the High School Junior Varsity Cheerleading team. I had to work hard again all year and in 10th grade, I made the team! I cheered for Junior Varsity and went on to cheer for Varsity as well.
I definitely learned to persevere and to go after something if I truly want it. Even with my cheerleading background, my true interest was always dance. Learning our cheer dance was my FAVORITE part of cheer camp every summer!
After school I went to college for Massage Therapy, got married, and I am now a very active mother who home-schools my two boys. While schooling them, I found myself lacking in only one area for them: PASSION. I was telling them to pursue their passions, find out what they love, and practice their talents, all while neglecting to do that for myself. I wanted to show them that I too have talents, loves, and passions just like them. So I earnestly began some self-reflection and prayer.
The Lord reminded me of my love for fitness and exercise. I discovered Shazzy Fitness on YouTube when I was researching to find some type of Christian fitness or exercise program. I then looked up the website and decided to become an instructor! Since I became an instructor, I've taught Shazzy Fitness to young girls, ages 5-10, at summer camp, and they enjoyed it a lot! I'm about to start more Shazzy Fitness classes this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
I think Shazzy Fitness is a great fit for all people, no matter what their age, fitness level or body type is!
Everyone can join in and do it together. It's fun. That's why it's perfect for a gym-type atmosphere too! Shazzy Fitness helps me get to know my clients better and teach them how to have fun and enjoy themselves. It feels great to get a bunch of people together to dance, and even lose a few inches while we're at it!
I also moved on to pursuing health and wellness. I've just finished my certification in Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching and created my personal website to help others succeed in their health and weight-loss journey.
My family now sees a more passionate woman, wife, and mom, because we all know, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!". I believe God puts desires in our hearts specifically for us to go after and to use them for His glory. I'm so thankful He directed me to work hard and pursue that which He put on my heart. Because my family witnessed my perseverance in pursuing my passions, I pray that they too, will know that the LORD is the ONE who works in us to do great things according to His will.
It's all for Him!
Are you or someone you know interested in joining the fastest-growing faith-based dance Instructor Team? Our Online Instructor Certification Training is available now. If you're ready to share the joy of faith and fellowship through fitness, please contact us - we'd love to hear from you :)