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Success Stories

What are people in Alamance County saying about Genesis Lifestyles?

"He has done something for me that I could not do for myself and has made it FUN!"   
from Spooky Apple

The local medical community endorses our program as evidenced by this recent quote
from Dr. Richard Gilbert of Burlington Family Practice...

“Genesis is doing God’s work. The program is doing more for patients
of mine in two months than medicine has done for 20 years.” 

Dr. Naylor of Naylor Chiropractic referred to the Genesis program as... 
 "...a personalized workout plan from the area's top fitness expert." 

Nsima Morgan
Genesis Lifestyles Instructor at Glen Raven

I started Genesis Lifestyles in 2007, I decided to improve my health. I was overweight and had a lot of knee problems because of my weight. With Genesis Lifestyles, I learned how to eat healthy, balanced and nutritious meals. I also learned that in order to gain lasting benefits I had to couple my new eating habits with increasing my level of activity. When I applied what I learned, I saw results. I liked the results better than anything else I had tried. I lost 60 lbs. and kept it off! Today I have more stamina, I am breathing better, I am still loosing inches! I decided, in turn, to help others improve their health, and got my certification as group exercise instructor. Now I teach for Genesis at Glen Raven. My classes are upbeat, energetic and designed for people of all ages!

Nsima Morgan

Wayne Herndon
Member of the "Fellowshipper's" Group

I'm down sixty-two pounds since January fourteenth, 2013.

Diane Castellon
Member of Glen Raven "Ravenette's"

I was please to be asked to provide some information about myself for the Genesis website. When Alan asked he said, “Thank you for doing this.”  I was thinking, “No, thank you!” With everything that I had going on in my life, kids, work, going back to school, family functions etc., my life was overload, I was tired and I was overweight. I saw no real effective way to get myself back on track until Alan and Genesis came to our workplace to offer their services. What a wonderful, life changing event! I was able to exercise again and Alan always makes sure that the workout fits the person. This is not just aerobics or weight training; it’s fun fitness that makes you feel great! When I started the program I weighed 250 lbs. and I had various physical issues such as plantar faciitis, back and hip pain and hypothyroidism. I was exhausted and miserable. I knew this would continue to get worse if I didn't acquire a proactive attitude. I am happy to say I am down to 205 lbs and still going strong because of Alan’s encouragement and because he has made fitness accessible to me. I can’t thank him enough and if you are reading this and haven’t tried Genesis, please realize that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step –



Lenora Wrenn

Another Caswell Crazie...

At age 51, I had almost given up on losing weight. I had struggled with being overweight for most of my life. Feeling tired with no energy, I thought this just was the way I was supposed to feel. Then one night, I was watching Fox 8 news and saw Alan and the Genesis program. I thought, “Maybe I can do this.” The next day I gave Alan a call and began plans to bring Genesis to Cherry Grove. What a difference this phone call made in my life!!! I have lost 30 pounds and I have never in my life have felt so good. My family has noticed such a change in me. Each week my husband and two sons ask, 'How was exercise tonight?' This is a such a wonderful program. I tell everyone that if I can do this, anybody can. I thank God for allowing Alan and the Genesis family to come into my life.

Lenora Wrenn

Anonymous "DF"
A Genesis family member for 17 months

"Being bulimic/anorexic for 15 years (weighing only 87 lbs. in 1977) and recovered for 17 years with four treatment centers behind me, I’ve seen and been through it all. After my recovery, I became involved in a life support ministry where I facilitated several groups. One of the groups included an Eating Disorder group. I have also been involved in numerous exercise programs, including walking at the mall. Nothing kept my interest very long, and I became bored quickly. Therefore, I was always looking for another wellness program to enhance my recovery. And then I found Genesis!!

Genesis is the first wellness program that includes the physical, mental, emotional, and yes, for me, spiritual aspects of personal health. Genesis gives me the beneficial physical activity/exercise that compliments my healthy eating habits as well as enhancing my self-esteem, self-control, and determination.

Genesis keeps me challenged by offering new steps and new dances/movements. When Alan changes those movements around, my brain gets a workout as well. Keeping my brain in good shape is a major concern of mine since my brother died three years ago from Huntington’s disease (brain deterioration disease) at age 54.

Most wellness programs are not based on all aspects of personal health: social, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Genesis offers all aspects of personal health, plus  Alan and Harriette make it so much fun!"

Jessica Gwynn
One of our youngest success stories.

Well the first thing that I can say about Genesis is yee-haw! The Genesis people have helped me so much over the past 9 months, and I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel. Since I started following the “5 Commandments” and jazzing it up 3 times a week in Cherry Grove, I have lost 42 pounds! I have a new found confidence in myself that I have never had before and I feel healthier than I have ever felt in my life! I am more conscious about what I eat and how it can effect my body as well. When I started Genesis I was thinking, “Oh well, I guess I’ll try to lose weight again for like the 100th time in my life”, but I was wrong, this actually worked, and it was easy! I am only 20 years old but I have suffered with this weight issue for at least 5 years, but never again! I am done being overweight, and I will NEVER go back! Thanks to all the Genesis people who believed in me and helped me through this journey, I will never be able to thank you enough!!

Jessica Gwynn

Aileen McPherson
Member of the Cedar Grove "Wild Cherries" Group

What can I say, but Yee Haaa!!!
Thanks to God for leading me to Genesis and Alan. I never really had a weight problem until about 14 years ago - I started gaining weight, then I would lose the weight plus more. I think this is what Alan calls the YOYO diet. After a few years of a lot of stress I ended up weighing more than I ever had. I prayed, asking God to help me with my weight and my energy. Last September I received a brochure inviting me to a Jazzercise class at our local Ruritan building. I saw this as a sign. I went and I thought I was going to pass out. I was so out of shape, but felt so good afterwards. In November I started the nutrition class. Alan says it's all about balance and for the first time I feel that I have balance. I am 47 lbs lighter and have energy to run and play with my 5 grandchildren.

Aileen McPherson

 Dot Jobe

My journey with Genesis started 4 years ago.  My sister and I went to Graham Recreation Center to get information on being healthy.  Genesis was part of the groups giving demonstrations.  We immediately liked what we saw.  Sherry won a month free with a drawing that they had (more reason to go).  David, Sherry, Ken, and I all came on a Monday night.  David and I instantly liked it. So we have continued for the last 4 years. Genesis is fun and good exercise plus there are wonderful people who attend and are supportive.  Alan’s a “Hoot” every day!

I did not lose much weight to begin with but I toned up.  The weight would not come off as quickly as I wanted it to.  About a year ago on my doctor’s advice, I added nutrition to my daily routine plus walked 3 or 4 times a week plus Genesis.  I started seeing more results.  Although I did not have a lot of health issues except for high blood pressure, I knew I needed to lose weight to stay healthy.  Now I have lost about 40 pounds which is very hard to believe.  I do have high blood pressure which runs in the family, but I know with continued exercise and eating correctly this will get better.

Yee-Haw for Genesis!

A Genesis member

"I have some great news that I want to share with you! I am so thrilled about the report I got from my doctor on Friday concerning my recent bone density scan. She called me and said that she wanted to share some "good news" with me. Not only did the scan show improvement in my hips, but also in my spine. When she calculated the possibility of me having a broken bone in the next 10 years it was so minute that it would not even register on the chart. YEE - HAW !!!!!!!!!!

I remember the last time I was scanned I was diagnosed with osteopenia, which is the early stages of osteoporosis.  My doctor knows that I am in Genesis and she said that whatever I am doing to keep it up.

This is just another example of how your wonderful program of stretching, weight-lifting, moving our mess, and line dancing is making a big difference in our lives. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and leadership in all that you do for those of us who are lucky enough to have found Genesis!"

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