Dance Fit Divas July News

Hola Divas!  Can you believe it is already July?  Well, if time is going to fly...can't think of a better way to spend those steamy summer nights than by dancing with the divas!  The energy during classes this summer has been off the charts.  Thank you so much for your continued support, love and enthusiasm.  We are a movement!  


Keep reading to check out our upcoming events and to stay "in the know".  Be sure to join our Meetup Group.


Remember!!!! NO Class the week of July 4th! 
In observance of the July 4th holiday, we will NOT have class that week! Enjoy your holiday but don't get too comfortable, we will be back at it hard the very next week! Enjoy Divas! 

Regular classes resume on Wednesday July 8, 2015!
Eighties Night--Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00pm-7:00pm


As we kick things back off after the July 4th Holiday...join us for our regular scheduled classes WITH A TWIST!  


Come decked out in your finest 80's attire on Thursday July 9, 2015 and get your sweat on to some 80's tunes!  We will celebrate Kim's birthday and have a fabulous Diva time!


Let's show Kernersville where the REAL party is!

 Dance Fit Divas' July Spotlight  

Every month, we like to Spotlight one of our very own!  This month, I am proud to shine a bright light on Ellen Minturn.  Ellen has battled diabetes and kidney failure and she is still dancing!!! What a testimony....Here are Ellen's words:

       Katina and Ellen on her first day back in class after her transplant!


Hi my name is Ellen MinturnI am a pharmacist, like our instructor Katina.  who graduated from I have a supportive husband and 2 adopted children. ( I was told to avoid getting pregnant as you will soon know why...)


I have always felt that exercise was important, but mainly because, initially, I had no choice but to exercise.  When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. This is not a disease brought on by poor lifestyle choices, but instead one of many auto-immune diseases that was triggered by a flu I had prior to that.


So, I had to start insulin injections, watching everything I ate, including no sugar or desserts and exercising at least 30 minutes a day as prescribed by my physicians.


Due to lots of fervent prayers, good care by my parents, as well as my education in a medical field, I was able to prevent kidney failure for 43 years and without complications.  It  was not an easy road, but taught me to know human frailty, when it is definitely not asked for!


I learned about Katina's class when it was advertised at the Honeybee festival.  I joined in on the fun at the festival and decided to join.  I had to stop, eventually, because I became so tired from what they called "Stage V" kidney failure.  


I was put on a donor list for a kidney, and opted for a pancreas, as well, even though I was told the pancreas increased the surgery to 8 hours.  On October 30th, 2014, I received both and was told it would take 6-12 months to recover fully.  I had many friends, family members praying to the Lord, for its success.


Sometime during the winter months, I was getting short of breath.  Duke Hospital (which I highly recommend to ANYONE) ran cardiac and pulmonary tests on me to determine why. While I do still have to take a couple of anti-hypertensives, they recommended I might be de-conditioned from the surgery and to get back into exercise SLOWLY.


So I returned to Katina's Zumba class and enjoy it thoroughly even though I am not yet at my full potential.


Whatever happens down the road, I will not be discouraged, for I know He is with me "even to the end".


I give the Holy Trinity thanks for the donor and his/her family and hope to meet or communicate with them one year from the date of surgery, as per Donate for Life's policies.


Please consider being a donor!


Prayer Box Prayer Box
Divas, please don't forget about our Prayer Box!  We care about YOU! Life is hard and if it is one thing that I know for sure, PRAYER changes things! 
A box is kept on the sign in table with little sheets of paper and a pen.


Ladies can place their requests inside the box and we will pray for them! It doesn't just have to be ladies in our class; anyone who wants to place a request in our box is welcome!  

In the photo above (2012), we were all are holding up 5 fingers in celebration of making it to 500 members on our meetup page!  Giving all honor and praise to God, I am happy to say that we now have more than 900 Dance Fit Divas!  What a mighty God we serve!


Thank you guys so much for all of your continued love and support!  I couldn't ask for better women to dance through life with!  The friendships and bonds that have been formed are amazing and such a blessing from the Lord. 

Love, Katina

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