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Hi I'm Robin Felch

I'm a Mormon. grew up in the small town of Meredith, NH. In 2007 I lost 100 pounds!

About Me

I am the mother of two - my daughter is 18 and in her Freshman year of college and my son is 9. I am happily married (on most days) and have 2 dogs, 2 cats (not sure why we have cats) and a bunny. I love to quilt, genealogy, ride horses, read, write and help people discover what they want and then go get it. I am a Health Coach with Take Shape For Life and a Business Coach as well. In 2007, I lost over 100 pounds with Take Shape For Life and have never looked back! Paying it forward to help others get on that path has been amazing for not only me, but hundreds of other people! I love the Gospel - it has been a major source of strength to me over the years. Without my faith and knowledge that I am a loved daughter of God, life would seem pretty bleak at times. I was baptized the day before I turned 30 in 1997. As a single mother at the time (my daughter's father wasn't interested in staying married), the church blessed me in so many ways. I have become a better mother, a better sister, a better daughter, a better friend and most importantly - a better ME! In 2001, I married my husband, Eric, and we were also sealed in the Temple. To have a husband who shares my faith has been a huge blessing, even when the trials come. Being a member of the church is not easy - but think about it....when something is really worth it - it is rarely easy.

Why I am a Mormon

I made the decision to join this church after much research and prayer. Research can get you so far and then you get to make a decision, that only comes from earnestly praying. When I was learning, the scripture that kept coming into my mind over and over and over again was this: "Ye shall know them by their fruits". And, I didn't see any bad fruit. Sure, there are individuals who are a bit wonky, but that is simply the human race. No one is perfect, for sure! I believe that this Gospel is true. When I read the Book of Mormon, I know it is true. It is as simple as that. I may not understand everything or agree with absolutely everything, but I know that in time, I will come to understand what I do not understand today. And, that is okay. While I wait for further understanding, I live my life the best way that I can.

How I live my faith

My current calling is Family History Consultant. Always fun to be part of others getting excited to learn about their ancestors and then take those names to the Temple. So many people do genealogy that I am able to help others as well, even if they are not members of the church. I am currently involved in a very exciting project that I hope will help a lot of people! Interested in knowing about it? Back in 2007 my mother is the one who encouraged me to get started with Take Shape For Life and as a result, gave me the gift of health by giving me the tool to lose 100 pounds. That same year, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. As I moved though my journey of weight loss and into the world of health, I discovered that I loved bike riding! I even trained and completed a 100 mile bike ride! So, here is where it gets good. There are some recent studies out of the Cleveland Clinic that show a way to reduce Parkinson's symptoms by up to 35%. It works by using something called, "Forced Exercise". This is done by using a stationary tandem bike and the person in the front forces the Parkinson's person on the back to pedal at a rate of 80-90 RPM's for 40 minutes, 3 times a week. Now, I have the privilege of being the lead rider for my mom to help her get some of her health back. My father and I are currently working with a local team of Physical Therapists to get a pilot program going for other people with Parkinson's so they can benefit from this as well. What I know is this.....when you are always in the process of paying something forward, the blessings come.