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RICHMOND, Va. – Over three years ago, Dawn Estelle Archer knew she was ready for a major life change.

She was size 16 when she decided to get in shape, without the help of pills, surgeries, shakes, or slim quick methods.

Fitness became her life, and she has taken tens of thousands along for the journey.

Dawn started a SWEAT class in a Manchester parking lot, in March 2013. She also posted about her daily grind on social media.

So many people were inspired by her story that Dawn sold her car, put her belongings into storage and began a tour to teach SWEAT in all 50 states.

Two years later, she has accomplished that goal and now teaches classes out of a local studio.

She tells folks that when she started, she was looking for mental stability, not weight loss – though it was a bonus.

She produced a DVD and ebooks to help those also seeking change and provides tips and advice through her website.

Dawn will host #CBS6TakeoverTuesday, so make sure to welcome her and follow along on Tuesday.

Takeover Tuesday was launched by CBS 6 as a way to introduce you to different faces of the Richmond community.

We are doing this all summer long, and at the end, you vote for who had the best takeover and we donate to the winner’s chosen nonprofit. Dawn’s nonprofit of choice is the YWCA of Richmond, for the work they do with domestic violence shelters to protect women and children.

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Three years ago Dawn Estelle Archer knew she was ready for a major life change. Without pills, surgeries, shakes, or slim quick methods she set a goal to get healthy and has dropped from a size 16 to a size six. Fitness became her life, and she has taken tens of thousands along for the journey. Dawn started a SWEAT class in a Manchester parking lot, in March 2013. She also posted about her daily grind on social media. So many people were inspired by her story that Dawn sold her car, put her belongings into storage and began a tour to teach SWEAT in all 50 states. Two years later, she has accomplished that goal and now teaches classes out of a local studio. She tells folks that when she started, she was looking for mental stability, not just weight loss – though that was a bonus. She produced a DVD and ebooks to help those also seeking change, and provides tips and advice through her website. @estellearcher will host #CBS6TakeoverTuesday, so make sure to welcome her and follow along on Tuesday. Takeover Tuesday was launched by CBS 6 as a way to introduce you to different faces of the Richmond community. We are doing this all summer long, and at the end, you vote for who had the best takeover and we donate to the winner’s chosen nonprofit. 💯🏆✔️👍🏻🎯👏🏻🙌🏻

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