How electric bikes gave her a new life
In February of 2012, Rhonda Martin was sad, lonely and isolated. Weighing in at 457 pounds, she could barely walk 150 steps without having
to take a break. She had no social interaction with
people. “My life was very limited,” she says.
She tried dieting, Weight Watchers, Jenny
Craig and any fad diet that came along. She was
hoping for a quick fix, a magic bullet. When she
didn’t see immediate results, she gave up. She
had some success with some, sometimes losing
30–40 pounds, then she’d think, “Okay, I got this!”
but then end up falling back into her old ways and
gaining the weight back, sometimes even more.
Despondent over this, knowing that her health
could spiral soon, she knew she had to do some-
thing. She was 40 and went to work, then went
home, merely existing as she recalls. She was
unable to do simple things like grocery shopping.