Here's what people are saying about Move and Groove for Health.
Wow, where to start? The health benefits for me have been fantastic. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 2011 and my A1C was 7.8. I started attending the Soul Line Dance classes led by Tami Drayton of Move and Groove for Health in 2015. Prior to that it was a struggle to lower my A1C. Currently it is down to 6.6 and I am on 1/4 the dosage of metformin than when I was first diagnosed. I have lost approximately 15 pounds. I am so grateful that this program is available to the senior citizens in our community.
I noticed one morning my knees creaking when I got up in the morning. I decided it was time to take a dance class to see if I could get more activity and increase elasticity in my knees. I consulted the Moreno Valley community directory, noticed a soul line dancing class and attended. One year later, my knees are in much better shape, my blood pressure is down, I feel great, and I finally learned how to really dance!! I attribute the majority of this change to the wonderful dance class I attend Mon-Wed-Fri. Thank you so much, Tami for being such a great instructor.
Blessings, Wanda S
This is a joy for me to share my story.
My name is Genevieve Holt, I am 73 years old of Samoan Heritage.
I love to dance and when I heard that there was a soul line dance starting at the Moreno Valley Senior Center I signed up immediately. Our first class had five members the next day 8 the next day 15 and then boom we have over 50 members every morning I have class. I have lost weight due to the class and eating healthier, the class helps lift my spirit when I'm down. I also have met some wonderful people and made new friends like Ester and Joy. My family love the fact that I can get out and dance with people my age, my grandson has even come to one of our parties with me. They know it keeps me active in spite of having a pinched nerve which sometimes limits me for a short time. Even when I'm not feeling my best, I'm fit to be tied, so I come out to class anyway because there are others who don't feel 100% but they come out and when I see them giving their all, it encourages me. I say to myself "if they can do it, I can do it too". And by the end of class I feel great.
I've been attending the Soul Line Dance class since Jan 2017. The workout and instruction is much more than I expected and the medical benefits truly shocked me. I'm a Type2 Diabetic, my A1C level was 11, Three months later it was 7.7. My doctor said keep dancing and she is happy that I found a way to workout and enjoy it! Exercise is important and trying to find a sustainable and enjoyable class is not easy. Your class has given me something to look forward to and my medical numbers show it.
I was the picture of health for my age, exercising 5 days a week. That was until my blood pressure imbalance caused me to pass out in class. I stopped exercising for a year. In 2016 I started coming to your class and the doctors say that my blood pressure is under control now. I sing in class, I'm turning around almost touching the ground, I'm not afraid to turn the wrong way or use the wrong foot, I thank God that I'm soul line dancing because it keeps my blood pressure from rising too high. I'm getting healthier again, Thank you.
First of all I feel so much better!
When I first met you, you mentioned that you had 8:00 am classes, I balked because I knew that there was NO way that I could get up early enough, nor would I want to. If I had the chance to sleep, I was going to sleep. The problem with that was, it was depression that was causing me to sleep so much. It was a way to avoid life. After going to the monthly Night Out, I saw how amazing the group was and how much fun they had.
I was pretty intimidated the first time I came to class too, because you are such a closely knit group. I didn't want to feel like an outsider. But when the class said "Hello" to me, I knew I had been wrong.
After 2 months of joining the group, I'm happier, healthier, I'm more social and I'm on the mend in my faith. For all these reasons,
I am thankful that I stumbled across your dance class. It really has been life changing for me"
I dont know how to thank you enough for introducing me to soul line dancing. I never imagined that I could dance. Dancing changed my life, it makes me feel good. I'm having so much fun and enjoying every minute of it and I'm exercising at the same time. I'm looking forward to my Mon,Wed & Fri mornings because I know finally there is an interesting thing for me to do.
Through your line dancing class. I have found some new friends, and you have become my extended family.
Jocelyn R .
When I heard that Tami was starting SLD at the Senior Center, I was ecstatic because I love Soul Music and I love to dance. I really enjoy Tami's enthusiastic SLD class! Tami I just want to thank you for the wonderful classes. I thoroughly enjoy them. I'm a bit limited as to doing some things such as spinning around because I get dizzy.
May God continue to bless your business with supernatural increase. It's a great way to workout while dancing to the music I absolutely love.
I'm 77 yrs old and I have been her student from the very 1st class.
I am 68 years young.
I joined the Soul line dancing class because I enjoy dancing and it was a great way to meet friends. Line dancing has helped me stay fit. I've seen many benefits from lowering my blood pressure as well as helping me manage my blood sugar levels. When I'm line dancing with my firends we all have a great time and share a lot ot laughs. Line dancing is also a hit at my families parties because it gets all the guests involved.
One of the best things I've done this year was joining he Soul Line Dance class at the Moreno Valley Senior Center. I look forward to meeting with this group 3 days each week. What is so amazing and unique about our class is that we are a dynamic group of mature men & women who have a lot in common. We love music, dancing and socializing. We want to spend our time wisely, and we are all determined to be as physically fit as possible at any age. Dancing has helped each of us in many ways to reach our goal to acheive better health. I have met so many wonderful people. I look forward to the end of the month birthday parties and community functions. We have so many exciting things to do which leaves NO time for me to become bored.
My life has become more balanced than it was before I joined the class. The benefits I've gained since actively participating in the SLD class includes Major improvements as my blood pressure has stablized and my physician has taken me off of blood pressure pills that I've take for the past few years. Another great benefit is that I sleep and rest better now. My docotr's only comment is "Whatever you are doing is working for you and I suggest that you keep it up" I have not heard this type of remark in years regarding my health.
Thanks to our awesome dance instructor Tami Drayton who is such a great inspiration & positive role model for our dance class.