Daniela Fergen said she has the key to confidence. The Jeremiah Program volunteer inspires participants to discover their inner beauty by letting loose at Dance-Fit. She owns the fun, sexy, dance-focused fitness studio in Fargo. Throughout the program, Jeremiah women attend classes for free, from Zumba, to Flirty-Fit, and even burlesque.
Fergen has dedicated herself to Jeremiah Program for 2 years. A number of people played a role in her personal empowerment, and now, she said it’s her turn to give back, by motivating the Jeremiah women. Fergen said, “We ask participants to come 3 or 4 times (during the program), and we know that’s a lot. But they’re so busy trying to do jobs, school, kids, and they forget about themselves.” And that’s the problem. Fergen said it’s important for the women to feel good about themselves, going on to say “A happier you creates happier kids.”
Fergen, along with other Dance-Fit instructors, put the women through an exciting, heart-pumping, and adrenaline-racing workout. It can be intimidating for a first-time participant, but in the end, Fergen said a great number of “women tell us, ‘Oh my gosh, it changed my life.’ And that is what we strive on.”
To Fergen, it’s a beautiful experience, watching the women transform from someone struggling, to someone successful.