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By Bailey Storey bailey.allysa.storey@gmaJl.com It's rare that you meet someone who wasn't intentionally trying to bse weight. It's also rare that anyone who is losing weight finds exercise fun. However, for 63-year-old ]oey Speir, those were the exact things that happened to him. In the past few years, Joey has lost at least 85 pounds just by dancing. When his niece intro- duced him to Zumba, ]oey was instantly hooked. He hadn't been trying to lose any weight when he joined the class, but he became addicted. After regularly attending Zumba dames at the Monroe County Rec De- partment, New Providence Church, and finally at FitCo Gym, ]oey has gone from approximately 230 lbs. to 145 lbs. He didn't use any other exercise machines to lose the weight, only did Zumba. Be- ing the only man in his dass didn't even put a pause in his step, and he has a strong Meeting All Your Insurance Needs Auto. Home Life. 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While getting past the death is still hard for him, Joey has been able to stay happy with the help of his dass, both the women in it and being able to do the exercise himself. There is a lot of physical activity when it comes to Ztunba. Joey said while the regular Zumba dancing dam is tough, it's Zumba Strong that is definitely a struggle. There are a lot of exercises incorporated into Zumba Strong, so there are lots of up and down movements. "You're on the floor a lot;' ]oey laughed. However, no matter how difficult the classes got, Ioey never gave See SPEIR Page 2C Your Heart Our Hands CENTRAL GEORGIA HEART & VEIN CENTER Physicians You Trust Front row: Brandon Elmore, MD, Carter Tharpe, MD, Jonathan Hoffman, MD, Zoe Jones, MD Back row: Amy Kingman, MD, Wendell Ellis, MD, Carmine Oddis, MD M, Robert Pye, NP, " "n Work= g with Dr. Oddis for over 13 Years" Robert Pye, NP, Electrophysiology is seeing patients in our Forsyth Office located at 120 N. 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