Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Goodbye Chubby, Hello Zumba; Dream of Healthy Fitness Travels with Mays on Path from Jordan

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Goodbye Chubby, Hello Zumba; Dream of Healthy Fitness Travels with Mays on Path from Jordan

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Byline: LAURA McKEE Community

MAYS Alfar has her work/life balance all sorted out.

The 27-year-old is a Zumba instructor and knows the importance of juggling a healthy diet, fitness level, social life and relationships.

Mrs Alfar moved to Australia 14 months ago from Jordan to live with her husband in the Boyne/Tannum area.

"I worked at an office as a junior architect from 8am to 6pm in Jordan and I thought I was getting chubby. I was working at a desk all day and not moving," she said.

"You lose your interest in life when you just work. It's hard especially when you are starting out in a new a job and you want to get everything right."

However, Mrs Alfar discovered her love for exercise when she decided to join a gym.

"I worked hard to get the body I had always wanted. I also taught 14 Zumba classes a week as I wanted to maintain my endurance," she said.

A qualified architect, Mrs Alfar hasn't found work yet so she took up Zumba instruction at Calliope and Boyne Island again. …

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