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Johnnie Jones, Participant, EnhanceFitness
Johnnie Jones lights up a room with her smile. And that smile only gets wider as she talks about EnhanceFitness. Johnnie has been attending EnhanceFitness (EF) classes several times a week for the past six years at the St. John Riverview Senior Wellness Center at 7733 East Jefferson in Detroit. “I love the class! My coaches are Ella Stone and Lindy Talison and I just love them,” says Johnnie. > more
Mary Jo Frank, Participant, Diabetes Prevention Program
After trying commercial weight loss programs, Mary Jo Frank of Dexter, Michigan found her weight fluctuating and had given up on reaching a healthy weight. However, with encouragement from a friend, she joined the  Diabetes Prevention Program in January 2015. She started the program thinking she was “too old” to lose a significant amount of weight. Oh, how she was wrong.  Mary Jo is a strong believer in the Diabetes Prevention Program and thinks the program’s structure is easy to follow and stick to. > more
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Martha "Mollie" Van Bolt, Participant, Enhance Fitness
Martha Van Bolt (Mollie) has attended more than 300 Enhance Fitness sessions since 2010. If that isn’t impressive enough, knowing she recently celebrated her 100th birthday is. Born in 1916, she credits a long lifetime to being physically active, staying healthy, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. “I really think that moving is the most important thing and I suppose the second most important thing would be choice of food,” said Mollie. > more

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