The world renowned gospel group, The Pace Sisters, will appear on an episode of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” featuring spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant. The episode will air on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00pm EST.
The Pace Family comprising of 9 real life sisters, 7 of which are in the group, The Pace Sisters: Latrice, DeJuaii, Melonda, June, Leslie, Duranice, and Lydia. The Pace Sisters released four albums and are considered one of gospel’s stand-out female groups.
On the outside, the group seemingly has it all yet on the inside, the Pace family has struggled with a lifelong battle with weight. The family of a total of 10 siblings have been all challenged with weight loss and at age 54, their only brother, Murphy Pace passed away.
This year they made the decision to get their lives together and reclaim their health. Part of that commitment included seven of nine sisters agreeing to sit down with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant. In a unexpected twist, Melonda, had a minor stroke (which she has 100% recovered from) before she even had the chance to speak with Iyanla. Iyanla works to help the sisters uncover and confront what has been “mentally and physically” weighing them down. The show taps into why obesity and weight issues seem to be a generational curse for this family.
When asked why they chose to make this change now Lydia explained “Prayer…and getting to the reason behind my actions and no longer masking the real reason.” While Latrice said “self-awareness and an awareness that I hadn’t tapped into the abundant life that has been made available to me.”
In the process of taping the show, the sisters collectively committed to lose weight, adopt a healthier lifestyle and also decided to re-ignite their music career. As part of this “new season” for the group, they recorded a new single, “Just Believe” produced by Teddy Riley. The project is being executive produced by The Pace Sisters and music business executive, Vivian Scott Chew, via their new partnership. “Just Believe” will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com on May 14. A new album is expected later this year.
For more information about “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” please visit Oprah.com/iyanlafixmylife. For a sneak peek which airs May 18th check out: http://www.oprah.com/own-iyanla-fix-my-life/First-Look-Iyanla-Fix-My-Overweight-Family-Video.
Long after taping Iyanla’s show, The Pace Sisters’ journey continues as they work to maintain their weight-loss efforts. Latrice and personal trainer Lorenzo Everhard, started the “Weight Release Challenge” which encourages a healthy, safe weight loss process. To sign up/for more information visit their Facebook Page or www.traineverhard.com.