Pole dancing helps St. Louis woman drop 65lbs and gain confidence
O'Fallon, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis woman has 42,000 Facebook fans helping her shed pounds through pole dancing. Eda Marbury, 25, lost 65lbs spinning in the air. She wants to lose an additional 35lbs through dancing.
Marbury battled anorexia for eight years as a teenager and young adult according to a Mirror article. After giving up many meals her weight dropped to 135lbs. She says she would down energy drinks and only eat a few bites of food.
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Her husband, Terrik, 26, helped her overcome the eating disorders. The two met when she was feeling low. But instead of eating healthy and exercising Eda started to binge eating and her weight started to balloon.
Eda's husband kept telling her how beautiful she was. But she eventually topped the scales at 330lbs. She couldn't stand to see herself in the mirror or a photograph.
Two years ago Marbury decided it was time for a change. She contemplated joining a gym but didn't want to deal with the strange equipment.
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Then Marbury found the all-women Pink Lemon Studio near her home. They offer classes in pole dancing. She discovered the room was covered in mirrors when she walked in. It was a little overwhelming for someone struggling with their weight. But after a few classes she was hooked.
"It took me a year and three months to climb the pole because I'm afraid of heights," Marbury tells the Daily Mail.
She now has a pole installed in her home. Marbury says the her fitness routine has done much more for her than help her lose weight. It has boosted her confidence and she is no longer ashamed to look in a mirror or at a photograph.
Her husband tells the Mirror, "It makes her feel sexy, it makes her feel happy and that's what I like about it."
Tens of thousands of people are following her progress on Facebook. She has a page called, "Eda Marbury's Climb to the Top." 42,000 fans get updates and inspiration through her posts. Her pole dancing video has gone viral with over 8.5 million views.
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