EDITOR’S NOTE:This is the first of two Making Headline News in-depth news feature stories on Greer, South Carolina entrepreneur Twanja Windley.
Sometime after 7 o’clock Monday morning, Twanja Windley took to her social media page, where she staged a rather spirited, thought-provoking post.
Said Windley in a post that was accompanied by an imaged that was comprised of a few words of encouragement: It’s up to you to live your dream.”
To her credit, Windley has gone to great lengths to ensure that not only she set goals and ambitions daily but, most importantly, she’s destined to make good on them — with God, her Helper, leading the way.
An accomplished businesswoman, Windley is steadfastly putting her Business Administration degree to favorable use, considering she is flourishing mightily as a Greer, South Carolina-area Health and Fitness Coach as the owner and chief executive officer of FIT & Fierce.
“I’ve been on my fitness journey for 13 months now, but I became a (health and wellness) coach six months ago,” Windley, 37, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.
For Windley, a native of nearby Georgetown, South Carolina, she has enjoyed a considerable amount of success since she delved off into the health and wellness industry.
“Helping others,” Windley said without hesitation, when asked what she loves the most about her business in what undoubtedly is an ever-so-competitive industry. “I know how it feels to struggle with your weight. I know how it feels to look in the mirror and not like the skin that you are in.”
Amongst the reasons Windley deems it essential to often display a great deal of transparency when sharing of an assortment of experiences through living and savoring a healthy lifestyle is because she can greatly attest to what it is like to, well, fake it til you make it, if you will.
“I know how it feels to want to often pretend like you are invisible or that no one sees you, because you are not the skinny girl in the room,” Windley explained. “My business helped me to inspire others to take their life back and to push toward being their best them. Don’t’ get me wrong, losing weight doesn’t change who you are. It helps you to see who you are differently.”
Since the inception of her business venture, Windley’s health and fitness group has been comprised of women of all ages.
“Life happens at all ages and it doesn’t matter what age you decide to take your life back,” Windley said. “No matter the age, we all have one goal.”
And, according to Windley, this giftedly talented health guru, that she is afforded the golden opportunity to help women possess good health and to become their best have benefited her mightily, given she has fully connected with the purpose for which God created her.
“There is an old adage: ‘When you feel good, you look good, and when you look good, you do your best,’” Windley said. “I probably just made that up. But when we feel our best, we are unstoppable. We begin to see something differently and believe in ourselves. I want women to know that no matter where we are in life, we can do anything.
“I show them that it isn’t all about just winning in their waist, or winning on the scale. It’s about building confidence, finding their strength in all areas of their lives, achieving their goals in all areas of their lives, and discovering that person that was buried underneath the pain that they carry. Sometimes, adding extra weight can make us bury who we are along the way.”
Credit the slew of online health and wellness professionals for greatly inspiring Windley to live out her dream through her current endeavor.
“I have to give props where it’s due. I have a phenomenal trainer, Coach Eb, who has taught me how to find my way,” Windley said. “She allowed me to share my hidden flaws and to see myself as perfectly made. She is the reason I’m chasing my dream. She saw something in me that I didn’t even know was there.”
Today, unlike never before, Windley is especially grateful of the fact she’s been able to establish a health and wellness venture that, much to her delight, is steadily shaping up to be a step above the rest.
“I’ve always wanted to be the face of Jenny Craig and I remember telling myself, ‘I can do that,’” Windley said. “Then one day I decided, ‘Why not be the face of my own health and fitness business, FIT & Fierce?’ I finally came to a point in my life where I would be a priority and finish first with my health and fitness.”
For more information about Twanja Windley of FIT & Fierce, connnect with her via Facebook under: Twanja Windley. Also, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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