I am one of the world’s most famous fitness coaches. Sometimes I think that when you’re a celebrity, people think that you’re indestructible. That you’re Hercules and stronger than life itself. In 2001, I was madly in love. Not just in love, but quite certain and sure that I met my soulmate, my life partner, the man of my dreams. I was a famous dancer across the globe and a cover model for fitness, health, and an Unlimited Life. I loved my family, my little dogs, my friends, and every second of my life. One day, one crazy offbeat, unexpecting day, my entire world turned on a dime.
The Moment That Changed My Life
I was driving home from the airport returning from a trip in paradise. That drive home would be a defining moment in my destiny. Driving through an intersection, I saw a car speeding, barreling towards my passenger door. ‘That car is not going to stop,’ I thought, and within a brief second, my car was hit with such power and force that the passenger door flew through the driver’s side into the air, and my car exploded into a ball of flames, disintegrated, and was gone. The kaboom, the sound, sounded like a bomb went off or a minefield explosion. It’s a sound I still hear in my head. The car made no attempt to stop. It was a drunk driver in an altered state who crashed and drove through my car, causing an explosion that would forever change my life.
When I saw the fire, I thought I had died. I hovered above the flames in awe, mesmerized. How could someone who had an unlimited physical capacity no longer have a physical body and, in one split second, disappear and be gone?
The next thing I remember seeing is a man’s face, blurry through a haze. He was looking down on me. Was this God? “Ma’am, should I call the police?” he asked. “The police? He’s asking if he should call the police?” Okay, not God. “Ma’am, should I call the police?” he asked again. “You can see me?” I asked, shocked and amazed. I was alive.
I must have blacked out, for the next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital attached to monitors with a flurry of doctors and nurses moving about with worried looks on their faces. Excitement filled the room as I opened my eyes. I was back. I survived, am alive, and able to see a world of support, and care I never knew before.
There’s so Much Love in the World
I had a teacher once teach me about support. How many people are in your every day making your life work. This was one of those moments. Everyone in this room and even others that drove the ambulance, the paramedics, the police, the fire department, the ER doctors, nurses, and hospital staff all contributing to this moment. I was alive.
My first words were to ask about the driver who hit me. He survived as well. He actually walked away. Spun out, hit a poll, staggered drunk out of his car, and weaved unsteadily in his drunken stupor down the street. He was then arrested and taken to jail. I was taken from death’s door to this moment. I survived.
Why am I telling you all of this? Well two things happened. One, the man I thought was my soulmate and life long love, left me in the hospital. Unable to deal with my condition and physical state. Two, I used Pilates and other forms of accelerated exercise movement to rebuild my body from shattered, destroyed, and beyond devastation, to one of the world’s most sought after bodies today.
Resurrecting Love in my Life
The secrets to what I learned about life and love and fitness and health and how everybody – every body can be created and crafted to the body of your dreams. And that true love, the marriage kind of love, knows who you are, supports your life’s journey, carries you through life’s challenges, and rejoices in your life, your celebrations, your wins, and your gratitude.
Yes, I was left in the hospital by the man I loved, alone. tears swept over my cheeks, down my neck, saturating my hospital gown, drowning the bedsheets. I cried for hours, for days, for weeks, streams of endless tears.
Then one day, something happened. I talked to God, the universe, the higher power or being, or whatever your choose that to be for you, and I made three deals with the universe.
Number 1: Not a day would go by that I wouldn’t teach what I knew from my mastery of the unlimited potential of the human body.
The second, I would never be with a man or surround myself with anyone in life who didn’t know who I was, and didn’t know what I was capable of. I was going to survive and I would be stronger than before. I would achieve the impossible. For everything is possible with the secrets of the universe on your side.
The third was a private prayer, a covenant of my fulfillment and destiny which included kindness, gratitude, and love.
Living An Unlimited Life
I defied every doctor, every naysayer who said I would never walk or that my body was broken beyond repair. I lost weight until I was skin and bones. No muscle, no life, just hope, fortitude, and sheer will and determination. Not only did I put my body back together within a year, I performed as a dancer, an aerial acrobatic artist flying 25-feet in the air on a trapeze. I dove off cliffs into raging oceans, rode bareback horses, swam with sharks. I was unbreakable, unshakable, a survivor, and a winner.
Two years later, a voice inside said, “Now I teach.” I gathered the best information, secrets, tips and keys, to optimal health, wellness, and fitness. I was certified in every fitness modality I could find. I became noted as the youngest fitness master in the world. I became an undefeated world champion in dance. I was even inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and into the Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame. I am a seven-time World Hall of Fame Inductee. I opened fitness studios around the globe and created programs for the top gyms and spas. I spoke at the Olympics and the World Cup on sportsmanship and joined research groups on how to live Pain Free.
The real secret I held within was my heart. I now knew LOVE. I wrote 27 romance novels and wrote for the top woman’s magazines. I hosted three radio shows on happily ever after, brides and relationships. I knew love. I had an idea to circle back to all the masters, experts, teachers, and wisdom keepers that helped me on my journey. To come together to support you, to show you your body can do anything. You can indeed, for certain, absolutely, positively, have the body of your dreams and you can have true real everlasting love and support around you helping you make your dreams come true.
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