Dolly Stokes, a fitness trainer and multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, and her husband, Jeff Stokes, have launched the website for their fitness and wellness company, BFitLifestyles, providing information on how to live an active and healthy life.
The Stokes, owners of three fitness-related companies in Fairhope, Alabama – DollyBFitness, BFitLifestyles, and Stokes Fitness Academy – created a website to share their health and nutrition tips, easy-to-perform exercises, and advice on stress and time management.
Dolly Stokes, 53, was diagnosed with MS when she was 47. She has been a fitness trainer for 30 years now. Her neurologists attribute her high-functioning level to her involvement in fitness and mind-body activities, including yoga and Pilates.
Jeff Stokes, 69, has been dedicated to wellness and fitness since he was a member of the Mobile, Alabama, police force’s S.W.A.T. team. He later worked as a chief investigator for a local law firm, and has long practiced weight-lifting, mountain-biking and water sports.
“Jeff and I are very passionate about our health and fitness. We want to share our secrets so others can also experience the same lifelong health and fitness that we have,” Dolly Stokes said in a press release.
“There are no quick fixes, no restrictive diets or strenuous exercise programs,” her husband added.
The couple started their first business, DollyBFitness, after Jeff retired in 2011. Their vision for the company materialized after a trip to the mountains in San Bernardino, California. Before setting out, they worried they might not be able to hike in the thin mountain air. But they found their experience to be just the opposite: they were able to hike ten-plus miles per day in elevations from 6,000 to 8,000 feet.
BFitLifestyles builds on their experience as personal trainers, Pilates instructors and lifestyle fitness coaches.
Dolly Stokes plans to soon publish “MyThaiYoga,” her book on self-massage techniques for self-healing, and the couple is planning to write a second book, based on the BFitLifestyles nutrition program.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, besides “being essential to general health and well-being, exercise is helpful in managing many MS symptoms.” Exercise has also been shown to contribute to improved cognitive function and well-being.