Caught Being Healthy
We want to hear from you!
Do you have a friend or family member who has reached a health or fitness goal that you would like Health Unlimited to recognize?
Nominate them below for our “Caught Being Healthy” program. If we choose them we will contact them and confirm they would like to be a part of the program and then we will recognize their accomplishment on our website and your friend will receive a coveted “Caught Being Healthy” t-shirt.
What kind of accomplishments are we looking for?
It can really be anything that was important to the person.
- Completing their first Marathon or even their first 5K
- Setting a world record in lifting or just personal best
- Losing 30 pounds or just that last 5 pounds that they were working so hard for.
See below for just a few of the great Caught Being Healthy stories we have heard so far.
Nominate Someone Below:
Who We Have Caught So Far –
Wendy and George
We “Caught” Linda Being Healthy!
Wendy and George joined Health Unlimited years ago after looking for a health club that had an AED. George had a heart condition. Both a working AED and having a fully trained staff available gave Wendy the confidence this was the right place for them.
Both Wendy and George had their own workout routine and for years continued doing the same thing. They found their bodies were not changing and asked our fitness staff for help. During their free sessions, they were advised to “switch things up” . Not only did they switch up their strength training exercises they incorporated Pickleball as their cardio.
Over the course of 4.5 months Wendy lost 23 pounds and George lost 33 pounds. Wendy also used the support and structure of Weight Watchers. George however just did what Wendy did. The elimination of sugar from the house made a huge difference. They contribute their success not only to the support of one another, but also from the staff encouragement here at Health Unlimited.
Wendy says now “I have a waist!”
George says “I can button my suit!”
We “Caught” Linda Being Healthy!
Despite spinal surgery, Linda was still struggling with pain. Her surgeon suggested water therapy. After her work at PT, she came to Health Unlimited and continued to use the skills she gained from her therapist. After 5 months, working out 3 times per week at Health Unlimited and a session to up her workout with Aquatics Director; Valencio Jackson, Linda’s core has never been stronger! As a result she takes no pain meds and working out is part of her life. She enjoys all the people here, has fun and does not to pursue any other next steps, like surgery or shots for her pain. We all enjoy the positive attitude she carries with her all the time. 🙂 Way to go Linda!!
We “Caught” Kristine Being Healthy!
Kristine was nominated by fellow member (and Caught Being Healthy alum) Laurie A.:
“Kristine has an awesome story. She started her healthier lifestyle in January 2017, but her exercise routine with her gym membership in October 2017. She comes nearly daily and can be found on circuit equipment or in the pool before dawn! (Larry Davidson, lifeguard knows her well from her extraordinary accomplishments in the there.) Kristine has lost over 170 pounds! And she and her father even came out to try an archery class with me last week! One of her next goals is to lose the walker she uses!”
We “Caught” Paul!
Paul has lost 126 pounds in over 3 years! Exercise became the focus this past December for Paul, who now works out 3-4 days per week. He uses tracking devices like My Fitness Pal and has found that tracking calories is very helpful to him. He loves the energy he has and says “I have never felt better in my life!”
What an inspiration!! We are impressed and proud – way to go Paul!!
We “Caught” Fred!
Fred was nominated by our staff for his impressive results and the significant health outcomes he has seen:
Fred has dropped 53 pounds since this past October!!!
He is off all his diabetes medications and down on 2 other meds. Fred changed his diet and eliminated white pasta, breads, soda and potatoes (sugar free popsicles were his saving grace:).
He exercises 5 days per week.
The biggest news…………….Fred was supposed to have knee replacement surgery in October, but because of his weight and diabetes he was not a candidate. Fast forward to today, because of his weight and strength and no diabetes meds, he no longer needs knee replacement. Way to go Fred!!!
We “Caught” Janet B.!
Janet was nominated by one of her workout partners/motivators: “[Janet] has been working hard and has lost 20+ lbs. She challenged me to workout every day in December with our MyZone and get the dot on our calendar. Janet killed it in December and worked out EVERY DAY in December and is continuing it into January!”
Janet is very motivated by her MyZone heart rate monitor that helps keep her accountable and shows her just how hard she has worked and all that she has accomplished. Having that “dot” show up on her MyZone calendar, indicating that she did a workout that day, is her daily goal and she challenges herself to earn more MEPs (Myzone Effort Points), too. Congratulations, Janet, we’re proud and impressed!
We “Caught” Eddie!
About 3 years ago Eddie began scheduling time in his life to focus on getting here [to the health club]. He primarily focused simply on getting here 5 out of 7 days, at first, and then eventually 7 of 7 days. He didn’t worry so much about what he did, he simply got here. Once he established this routine, or habit, and he started seeing results, he became more motivated than ever. During this time, he utilized the Bod Pod as an ongoing measurement tool.
With each assessment, he showed improvements not only in weight loss, but in the percent decrease of his body fat. As of Monday, January 22nd, his Bod Pod measurements showed a decrease in 40 pounds of Fat Mass and a decrease in body fat percentage from 40% to 19%. His resting metabolic rate now shows him as a fat burning machine! He has seen that it takes more than just cardio exercise to accomplish this; his strength training has helped transform his body. It is his commitment to the mental side of it, however, that has helped him the most. He decided he was going to do this and he has – congratulations, Eddie, you are an inspiration!
We “Caught” Felix!
We recently “Caught” Felix not only being Healthy, but crossing the 5 million meters mark on our rowing machine!! It has taken Felix 7 years rowing 5,000 meters at a time to reach this goal. He often wears shirts from Concept2 rowers that commemorate his reaching different milestones and now he gets a shirt from us!
We asked him what is he going to do now that he has reached this goal, he said he is going to continue to keep rowing but he also has started playing Pickleball here so that will take up some of his time as well. Congrats, Felix, and keep moving!
Pat is a lifelong exerciser and one of Health Unlimited’s original members. So how does someone who has been lifting nearly 50 years stay motivated? He starts competing in international weight lifting competitions. That is a just what Pat did 4 years ago when he joined the World Natural Power Lifting Federation and currently holds multiple world records in power curl despite often being the oldest person competing in his weight class. In addition to his world records, Pat has won countless power curl, strict curl and bench press titles (see photo). Often setting new goals and seeking out competition is a great way to stay motivated. Good Job, Pat, and keep kicking butt!
A motorcycle accident and terrible injury hasn’t stopped Debbie from continuing to become the best Debbie she can be! Her friend Peta has nominated Debbie for our Caught Being Healthy recognition program because she recognizes the obstacles that Debbie has faced and “she keeps coming to the gym and working hard.” Debbie has been an inspiration to others and enjoys sharing her inner strength with those around her. She has gone from simply using the showers here to cardio workouts on our SciFit recumbent steppers to classes like our Fit Over 50 and our Strong-n-Balanced – she is in a good place, is an encouragement to us all and has now been Caught Being Healthy! Way to go Debbie!
Scott W. is a long time member who had been going up and down with his weight loss.
He decided to try the free 4 week Trial of ActivTrax and now 1000 workouts later, he is maintaining his weight loss and more motivated to keep working out consistently. Congratulations Scott!! 1000 workouts that are different each time and making a difference in your motivation, fitness and weight maintenance.
Deb S. has been a member for over 2 years and after using Activtrax has lost 9 pounds, re-distributed her weight and is stronger.
Liz S. has been a member for over 2 years.
With a variety of exercises offered at the club, Diet to Go and our new member incentive program, Commit to Be Fit, Liz lost 32 pounds.
David and Sarah J.
David and Sarah J. have been members since 2014.
They prepared for their first half marathon at Health Unlimited. Their free fitness training sessions helped them with techniques for the race. Cross training with a variety of exercises from the trainer helped them complete the race. They raised over $1600 for cancer research, a cause that is very dear to their hearts.
Karen W. has been a member since 2009.
She loves the variety of exercises and workouts through our land based group fitness classes. Joint problems forced her to seek a “plan B”. The pool at Health Unlimited allowed her to continue to build her strength and tone. She toned so much that her coworkers nominated her to be the “arm model” for a publication. Karen is so much stronger and looking good!!