Finding Hope in Your Safe Haven

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A beautiful story written by Ms. Katie Booser, a 4th grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School in Santa Barbara. Finding Hope “I challenge you all to get up and move 5 minutes a day…”  was the simple video message that changed my life. Jenny Schatzle was someone who I had heard about and followed on social media for a while. I had never actually met her, but had many friends who told me what a bright light she was in their life. They described her as a positive, full-of-energy woman who would get you up and moving any time of…

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No ego. No attitude. All encouragement, all the time.

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I love the Jenny Schatzle Program. I smile the moment I walk in because the energy in that room is always so positive. The workout is universal. Any age, any shape, any size. It’s great for girls, it’s great for guys, it’s great for anyone who wants to feel good physically AND mentally. No ego. No attitude. All encouragement, all the time. The classes are filled with friendly and enthusiastic members. The front desk staff are always smiling. The coaches are all highly talented and extremely motivating. You can only fill a room with this much love if it comes…

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You have all affirmed my belief that community changes people.

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Most people would never know by looking at me, but if you were to tell 13-year-old Melanie that in 10 years she would run a mile, she would never have believed you. When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Due to complications of my disease I was in the hospital so much that I had to drop out of high school for a year and I was sent to hospitals across the country on multiple occasions because no one could figure out what was wrong with me. My…

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