Name: Tiffany Jorgensen, 33, of Dance Lift Run
The Crisis: "Right after high school, I became severely depressed, along with social anxiety. I was more susceptible to it due to family history, but I was feeling lost and alone with no direction, and it snowballed out of control. I gained about 80 pounds within a year, which definitely added to the depression."
The Change: "Two years ago some friends dragged me to a Bollywood dance class with them. I was on dance team and cheerleading in high school, but I thought for sure I would be laughed out of a dance class at my weight. Instead, I left the class glowing with happiness and joy. I decided right then and there that I never wanted to let that feeling go again!"
The Cure: "Dance brought me back to life. When I am dancing, my soul is happy! Dancing again made me realize I don't have to keep waiting for 'the right time' or 'when I'm thinner' to live my life. I'm still on a journey to lose weight, and some days are harder than others, but I will always turn to dance to lift me back up."
Tiffany's Tip: Find something you love. "I think the very best workout, is the one that you will really do!"