After a series of tragic events, Heidi used Orangetheory to cope. See how the workout gave her life again.
As a founding Orangetheory Fitness member, stating that Orangetheory has absolutely changed my life is an understatement.
Stepping into Orangetheory for the first time was intimidating, but instantly I felt at home with the music, the coaches and the workout style.
In Oct. of 2016 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer and was told surgery would get rid of the cancer. At that time I suffered with bouts of ulcerative colitis, was on several meds to keep my autoimmune disease under control.
My story is really the story of my husband and my youngest son. On the night of December 18, 2016, my husband Jeff Werkmeister and my 14-year-old son Jacob Werkmeister were walking to their car in a parking lot after seeing a movie together.
A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life, physically and mentally. I hated myself and my life. I spent all my time alone on the couch, eating junk food and feeling sorry for myself, and believing I could change anything.
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