- "It's never too late to be who you might have been." -George Eliot
"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." - Leo Rosten
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." Elbert Hubbard
I believe every one of us, man, woman, or child, has the capacity to be extraordinary in some way, making a difference in the world around us. Just looking good or even feeling great is not really what AlamoShape is all about. It’s about you taking your life, and making it better, so you can turn around and make the world better.
Tamie Lee Davis
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Exercising and teaching exercise have been my passion since 1978, when I taught my first class! No teaching to the beat, or even to music, just calisthenics. That began over 30 years as an exercise instructor. In 1985, I certified with AFFA. I taught high-impact, trampoline aerobics, high-intensity, low-impact, and step. In 1990, I moved from Memphis, TN to El Paso, teaching high-low and step, for nearly eight years at Ft. Bliss Fitness Center, and subbing all over town, until I retired from Fed-Ex. After another eight years outside of the fitness lifestyle, I moved home to Alamo, re-certified over two years ago with IFTA, and built up my repertoire, confidence, and classes. My passion for teaching has returned!
I now teach several classes at AlamoShape. I love it! I am grateful for the relationships with the women I teach and work with. I am also thankful that the new middle age is now older, and now "life begins at 50!", because it has been very exciting for me. I'm happier and healthier than I've ever been. I will see you in class!