Today we’d like to introduce you to Lonnie Bush.
Hi Lonnie, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started working out after my first child to get back in shape, never thinking it would turn into my passion. I kept getting asked by people working out in the gym if they could workout with me. I loved it, I soon was training so many people I knocked the walls down in my basement to accommodate clients. I soon outgrew my basement and opened up my own fitness center. I felt great with all the testimonies from the men, women and kids that came to my fitness center; they was getting taken off the meds and reaching goals. I didn’t know how addicted I was to using working out as my outlet until I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I battled for almost a year through chemo and radiation and two surgeries. I was determined to train my clients. I wanted them to know if I could workout with what I was going through them none of them had any excuses not too! This opened up another door. I started allowing men, women and kids battling cancer to come workout for free to motivate them to push forward. I wrote a book entitled cancer was my blessing and used the proceeds to make sure I never have to charge them! I truly believe God gave me another chance at live to make a difference in the life’s of others.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No its definitely had its challenges just trying to motivate people to take better care of themselves; sometimes I would open up the gym and I would only have four or five people to show up especially in the wintertime just trying to motivate people to exercise even though the weather is not always good! Kansas City has some tough winters and rain at times the fitness center would lose power and I would have to workout with flashlights, lol.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Lonnie Bush Fitness is my fitness center. I specialize in total body workouts to hype music my workouts are kinda like insanity workouts with better music I’m known for having classes with all ages men and women and children from different backgrounds and cultures coming together for a hour 3-4 days a week with The same common goal to get Orr to stay fit and no matter what you’re going through they are allowed to forget about it for one hour and sweat it all out I feel pretty good that I have three workout DVDs out I also feel pretty good that I have my Non 4 profit that assists men women and kids battling cancer with everything from wigs to rides groceries utilities school supplies and sadly funeral arrangements.
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
That anyone I encounter feels better or more encouraged after an encounter rather it’s from a hug, a smile, a laugh, a cry even a stern talk! I truly believe we are all to make a difference in this world
- Classes are $7 or $40 monthly
- Workout dvds are $10
- My book cancer was my blessing is $15
- My second book cancer was our blessing is $15
- LBF t-shirts are $20
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Lonniebushfitness.com
- Instagram: Lonniebush1
- Facebook: Lonnie bush Fitness