It’s never too late to get healthy.

Lorraine Zwicker came to this realization at the age of 55 when she decided if she didn’t change her habits soon, she would be a cripple by the time she was 60.

“Because of my weight, I had severe joint pain and I knew if I wanted to change, I had to get off my butt and make it happen,” she says.

Since her first day at Airdrie Fit Body Boot Camp in February 2017, Zwicker has transformed her body weight by reducing her body fat percentage by over 10 per cent. In 2018, she was the winner of the Aloha Family Challenge. In 2019, she registered more than 500 sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp. She is currently leading group sessions on Monday evenings to support other men and women in their journey to better health.

“The simple fact that I have been recognized and trusted enough to share my journey, my struggles and my thoughts with a group of like-minded individuals in order to help them reach their goals gives me an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment,” says Zwicker.

Rebekah Azevedo, co-owner of Airdrie Fit Body Boot Camp, says Zwicker has become a mentor to her and many others.

“The community culture we pride our facility in having is largely because of Lorraine’s participation in all activities,” she says.

“Her spirit and compassionate nature give us the strength as business owners to keep fighting for an outcome that some days seems unreachable.”