From Being Injured to Becoming Physical Fit, Razz Sharpless Defies all Norms When it Comes to Fitness
In this week’s partner spotlight article we are acknowledging a driven individual who conquered her fitness goal. Back in 2014, Razz Sharpless experienced a devastating fall that caused her to break her tibia, fibula, shattered my ankle, and tore most of the tendons in that area. For eight months, she has to be constantly assisted and during that time she attended physical therapy where she was able to regain her strength. After experiencing her traumatic fall, Razz decided to attend different fitness classes to continue with her fitness journey. Because of her previous injuries, it prevented her from performing and doing a lot of movements such as running and jumping. Razz felt embarrassed because she was told countless times to “run or jog in place” because of her fall leaving her incapable of doing certain physical exercises. Sharpless, still feeling motivated to put her health and physical fitness at the forefront, she decided to find different fitness instructors/ personal trainers and workout classes until she finally decided to create her organization inspiring women to commit to their fitness. Her business offers online fitness classes that include HIIT, Strength & Conditioning, Deep Stretch, and personal training. Razz also offers a recreational approach when it comes to fitness, for example, she offers activities such as Intro to Rock Climbing. Sharpless believes that her classes are accessible to any human being regardless of shape or size & socioeconomics, anyone can take part in this fitness journey. Also, she believes that her classes are not taught under the “white gaze” or use Eurocentric wellness standards in my practice. Razz understands that black women come in all different shapes and sizes and do not believe beauty and wellness come in one standard. She wants to support all black women in their fitness journey by being a force of motivation.
Here is what some of her clients say about her: I have been working with Razz for over a year now, and I couldn’t be happier with the results that I am seeing. Razz is always encouraging us and challenging us to push a little harder. Razz always mixes up her workouts and I always look forward to each session. I can see changes in my muscle definition and strength. Razz is helping me become a stronger and more confident person. I would recommend Razz if you are serious about changing your body. -Rachel
Are you interested in putting your best foot forward and achieving your fitness goals, then contact Razz Sharpless by going to her website firstname.lastname@example.org and seeing what her business has to offer for you?
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