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Unread November 24th, 2009, 06:56 AM
EileenS EileenS is offline
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Anna,

Most of us didn't know you were ill. We will all miss you. You changed my life. I hope you knew how much you gave to all of us.

Eileen
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Unread November 24th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Yes, Anna we will miss you.

Anita
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Unread November 25th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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My condolences to Anna's family and friends and other FIRM enthusiasts. Anna's vision helped me tremendously on my road to fitness and to finding workouts I can do at home that are still challenging and oodles of fun today.

I found out about Anna's passing on VF. Anna has touched so many of our lives. I hope it's ok to post a link to our thread expressing our thoughts.

[URL]http://forum.videofitness.com/showthread.php?t=141010[/URL]

This is what I posted over there:

[I]It is indeed a sad thing especially at this time of year. My prayers for her family and friends. [/I]

[I]I am truly thankful that Anna released the Classics at a time when mundane cheesy w/o's were our only options. I remember thinking exercise vids were not for me until I rented V1-3 from Blockbuster in the early 90's. Then I copied them b/c I could not afford to buy them at $49.95 a pop.[IMG]http://forum.videofitness.com/images/smilies/redface.gif[/IMG] After the price dropped to $24.99, I bought V4-6. Some years later a friend gave me her set of V1-3 that she got from Time Life. She was not using them. I remember finding that utterly appalling.[IMG]http://forum.videofitness.com/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG] I still have/love and use them today, well earlier this year. It was also b/c of Anna that I started using weights. No other video back then used weights. I remember watching "20 Questions About Fitness" over and over. No other video was such a fantastic "visual feast." I remember drooling over the FIRM catalogs (kept them forever) and waiting anxiously for a new video to be produced. Every time I pop one in, I see all these different angles and elements that makes it just as theatrical as watching a movie. The music and set was grand, truly grand and made me just connect w/ the FIRM. No other w/o I own has ever reached that level of production. Though I've incorporated other genres, the Classics still hold a "my first" kind of place in my heart.[/I]

[I]Thank you Anna. You've made my fitness journey a wonderfully, exciting experience.[/I]
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Unread November 25th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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My condolences to Anna's family. I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I have most of The FIRM tapes, and I have many of them on dvd too. They are truly inspirational and great workouts. I have not found any workouts, either before or since The FIRM originals, that produce the results and have the fun factor that these workouts have. June Goodine from Canada.
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Unread November 25th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Deepest condolences to Anna's friends and loved ones.

Thank you for all that you gave us Anna, there is another shining star in the sky tonight.
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Unread November 27th, 2009, 12:51 AM
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I was shocked to hear this news. It was so sad because even though I never met Anna, she has changed my life. Her workouts started me on my healthy fitness lifestyle change and are the ones I continue to use on a regular basis.
My condolences to her family.
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