Meet Naomi de La Luz! by Inspirational Workforce at Shazzy Health

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My name is Naomi de la Luz. I am a certified health trainer, a certified group fitness instructor from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and, above all, a single mother of an energetic three-year-old boy. We are quite a duo and have been through our own health transformation for the past three years, starting with my son's extensive health crisis as a newborn. In the past three years I have learned how important it is to address mind, body and soul for optimal health. As a Christian, the Lord also taught me how important it is to have the heart, the intellect and the physical body under the authority of the Holy Spirit. He really cares about our body and our health in all three areas! If we submit to Him as our head, we will be brought into the right direction. God, our caring doctor, constantly brings us into harmony with himself so that he can bless us because he loves us.

Naomi de la LuzI love how Shazzy Fitness recognizes God's role on our fitness journey through his program and the music we can dance to. The Bible tells us that we are made in His holy image and that we are a temple to the Holy Spirit. Whether we move this temple in time with music or use it in another function, it is important to recognize God in these movements. He is holy and we are called to be holy too! We can be holy and have fun at the same time! Shazzy is an example of how we can take care of the body God has given us by being a good steward of it through physical fitness, having fun, and yet striving to be holy in reverence for Him, our Creator . I also like how Shazzy starts adding other rhythms like Latin and Bollywood styles to her program because I love rhythms from all over the world. I am half Spanish and grew up with my grandpa playing the accordion on the back porch. I love Mariachi and other forms of Latin American music! It's great to see our different cultures through godly dance and fitness. I have enjoyed group fitness classes and group sports such as cross-country skiing, long-distance and pole vaulting since my youth.

Physical fitness requires discipline and a foundation for health, but whether they run together or dance together, in the end we build a community together. I think that's what I always enjoyed most about sports or group fitness classes is the community. Training together can be really fun, but it also helps us learn how to encourage, cheer, celebrate, and be there for each other on days or in seasons when things are not great. I'm so glad I came across Shazzy Fitness. I already enjoy the choreography that I have learned and look forward to sharing it with my community. God bless!

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