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Inspiring Conversations with Lonnie Weinstock-Galate of Malibu Fitness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lonnie Weinstock-Galate.

Lonnie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started Malibu Fitness in 1986. Having been active all my life (a competitive gymnast from the age of eight years old through my college years), and then after, earning a degree in Kinesiology and obtaining a teaching credential, I decided to open a fitness facility. This allowed me to continue my passion in the fitness and health industry. I love teaching all forms of movement and continue learning about all aspects of health. Knowledge and experience go hand in hand. 35 years later, I wake up every day and still love going to work to teach and train others as well as myself. It brings me joy. My wish is that this love for moving our bodies becomes contagious to others. My motto is ” find YOUR rhythm and keep moving…”.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My journey has not always been a smooth road and honestly whose has? I consider the mishaps, mistakes and failings, often are the key to growing successes. Allowing others to get involved in my business, like a brief partnership where I trusted and took my “eyes off the road”, was perhaps the most troubling part of my journey. It cost me a lot of money and a lot of stress, all of which I learned a great deal from. This led me to become a stronger businesswoman.

We’ve been impressed with Malibu Fitness INC, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Malibu Fitness was established in 1986, during the height of Aerobics. Throughout the years, we gradually added more and more cardio and resistant equipment to meet the needs of the community in which we served. We continued to keep abreast of the fitness trends with a variety of classes taught by an amazing group of instructors & fitness professionals that set has us apart from other establishments. So much has changed since then. Our brand is difficult to describe because I think it is unique within our community. We are often referred to as our own community within a community. Besides having top-notch knowledgeable fitness professionals, we are proud of be known for our friendly, family -like atmosphere, inclusive to everyone. We can appreciate the beautiful environment of Malibu (views of the beach and the mountains), with our indoor and outdoor facility, which has been of great value, especially during these past 2 COVID years. We welcome all ages and all fitness levels. We are here to serve the needs of everyone. At any time, during our hours of operation, you will see students, the elderly,( on up into their nineties), and people from all over the world finding MF as their key spot to workout. You can feel the energy and enthusiasm of the staff and members when you enter.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
My goal has always been to help others find some joy in movement of any kind and to continue to adjust and modify their abilities to suit their lifestyle throughout their years. The benefits are countless. The attention and care of our mind, body and spirit are all part of our continuation of health and wellness.

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