KYTX CBS 19
Just a couple years after graduating from John Tyler High School, Josue Perez found himself carrying 230 pounds. Despite his weight, his goal after graduation was to start a career in fitness.
“The first thing, (is that) I love to dance. That’s my main thing,” said Perez. “And then I see by dancing you can lose weight and it is fun — that’s is why I like it.”
Perez not only took Zumba. He decided he wanted to teach it. Now, he teaches packed classes four times a week at Woodcreek Athletic Club in Tyler.
The calorie burning, dance workout allowed him to drop more than 40 pounds pretty quickly and helped change his life.
Perez said that he teaches Zumba students that anything good, like having the body you want, takes a lot of work.
He’s working to reach his ultimate fitness goals by adding weight training and cycling to workouts. He has also cut fast food from his diet and added more fruits and vegetables, along with nutrition supplements.
Perez said it’s not a diet— it’s a healthy lifestyle that’s helped him find Fit City Success.
Watch Dana Hughey’s “Fit City Success” stories each Thursday during KYTX CBS19’s 10 p.m. newscast.