A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Gail Beal

A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Gail Beal

Gail Beal ​is an accomplished insurance agent and fitness extraordinaire. Born and raised in La Porte, Beal has worked in customer service-related positions for most of her life. From retail management to bank teller, she has always given her all when working with others.

“I’m a very outgoing person, so I absolutely enjoy working with others,” Beal said. “It’s something I have always been comfortable with.”

Beal’s current position began when the La Porte Insurance Agency was looking for a customer service representative. Within a few months, she saw the opportunity to do a little bit more and obtained her Property & Casualty license, leading to her current role as an insurance agent.

“The real factor in all of this is the relationships I create and maintain with my customers,” Beal said. “What basically drew me to this position was the constant, ongoing communication I could have with people."

Beal is also a Zumba and fitness instructor at Go Aerial Fitness in La Porte. Years ago, she decided that she needed to become more physically active due to health reasons. After taking some Zumba classes at the YMCA, she decided to become an instructor so that she could ​inspire others to do the same and help them along the way. She stated that she tries to incorporate as much fun as she can into her lessons and encourage people to give it their all.

“Not only do I enjoy the physical activity part of this position, ​but I also really ​enjoy the community aspect of it and m as well,” Beal said. “As a Zumba instructor, every session we have is basically a dance party with some great people. It feels really good to see others make progress and accomplish their goals.”

Beal stated that her two motivations are her family and the people she works with, both as an insurance agent and a fitness instructor.

“I like to see people smile and enjoying themselves,” Beal said. “The people in my life really motivate me to have a positive attitude and make the most out of my day.”

Beal also had a word of advice for those looking to become more physically active in their lives.

“Don’t be afraid to try out different avenues of fitness,” she said. “Whether it's cardio, weightlifting, or even something like Zumba, give yourself a chance and don’t ever give up.”

“Happiness and positivity ​are not destinations, but they surround everything you do in your life,” Beal said. “I’m proud of myself for getting to where I’m at today. However, the journey is far from over, so I will continue to attain new goals.”