We had the good fortune of connecting with tracey ford and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi tracey, what matters most to you?
Keeping others healthy and fit so they can live longer healthier lives. Because my Mom is sick now and I was injured in Iraq and I know that medical issues is the most important part of your Life,

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
After Iraq, I was diagnosed permanently disabled due to my permanent medical conditions however, I have always been a dancer, Since 3 years old .The doctors said I would never be able to urinate on my own and i would have to go through numerous surgeries in order to live. Even though i suffer medical situations daily being fit helps me get through PTSD and I do not depend on medication to live. The Army gave up on me and I needed hope and something to help me stay fit while helping others. My purpose in starting Dance Fitness for all ages and Races was to encourage people to never give up regardless what your diagnosis may be , Also because Music makes people happy. My classes also provides fellowship and a sister & brotherhood. I am team building while getting others healthy and more fit. I call my class A FitFam for fitness family.. We create groups for a better support system so we can all encourage and support one another and others. Laweziana Dance Fitness is my Gift to the World.. Many people dont have families here or maybe their families live out of state, once they become a part of my class they are automatically family. i travel all over spreading my Gift, Love and Purpose. i am proud to say that i have impacted so many people lives. its not easy, travel requires financial support. Its also a challenge being the younger generation is doing what im doing as well. im over 48 years old and have serious permanent medical issues, but Dance isnt a hobby for me , DANCE & FITNESS is my LIFE because it saved my life. I constantly go through so many ups and down traveling 11 hours to Louisiana from Dallas to check on mommy and take care of her, then right back to Dallas to give my classes. What sets me apart from others is, Im Retired yet i work so hard just so I can treat my students. and also of course to continue to take care of my mom. Before my Mom got a new house, her living conditions was horrible.. The house was old etc.. I made a promise to God that until my mom had better I would be homeless. So I sold my beautiful home and I became homeless. My mom has now been Blessed with a beautiful new home with my aunties her two sisters. I had no idea how hard it would be after i sold my home. In the midst of it all COVID 19 scare came and there things got worst. However, If i was not doing Dance, I probably would have mentally shut down. Because Of my love for People Dance & Fitness, I was able to do classes Virtually.. Knowing that i could still encourage and inspire people. This is what gives me Life and keeps me going It helps me deal with My mom being sick i often feel guilty about being in the army & i wasnt there for my mom, but i am here now & she is my priority. The doctors gave up on Mommy years ago. Then the doctors said i would not walk again or void( urinate) on my own. I went from 130lbs to 245lbs. I never gave up. Exercise Saved my Life. This is what encouraged me to Create Laweziana Dance Fitness & this changed my Life for Veterans & Civilians. I don’t want anyone to give up. Just because they have been diagnosed with a medical issue. So Im trying to change people mindset and be their support system. Even if its just one, I am doing what i feel God put me in this world to do. The reason for the name “laweziana” is because I am from Louisiana and its pronounced the same way just spelled different.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
im a chicken type of girl so probably Dickeys if that, but Im a southern girl. i love to cook. But I would make a schedule with all of the Dance Classes in the metroplex and we would go.. lol. Later that week we would go to Hand & Stone for a massage. Maybe to a comedy show in the highlands in arlington but basically my itinerary would be Fitness. I am addicted to working out. so we would be Dancing every day. lol. Thats just me .

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Faydria Fox and Chivaughn Powell Smith

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