Local woman creates fitness group during pandemic, with members from around the world

The first social media group post read, ’When women support each other, incredible things happen’

Group of women keep fit during the coronavirus pandemic
Group of women keep fit during the coronavirus pandemic

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. – Many have turned to exercise to pass the time while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 News caught up with one woman who not only started her own fitness routine, but now has dozens of women around the world following her lead.

“Right when COVID started and I realized the kids were not going back to school anytime soon I decided that if I was going to have any type of workout life I was going to have to do it at home,” said DeAnn Stull.

Recognizing her own need for accountability, Stull created a private Facebook group.

The first group social media post read, “When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

Stull found it to be the perfect starting point when asking other women to join her for daily workouts.

Melissa Stull, backsliding in her weight loss journey, also joined in.

“I was just eating the things that were in the pantry, I was just sitting on the couch watching TV and I thought okay, I’ve got to get back on track,” said Melissa Stull.


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