Fill your day with activities that will keep you physically and mentally fit.
Ellen had doubts about her ability to succeed in the gym, but after each workout with Eydie, she felt she had really accomplished something.
What first motivated Don and Lori Jolly to begin their fitness journey is retirement. They both wanted to make sure they would be able to do the things they love doing with all their free time, and continue to do them for a long time by getting into shape and staying in shape. Bellin Fitness Center and personal trainer, Liza has helped in their fitness journey the most. They both are very pleased with Liza and how much she has helped them.
Since she started her fitness journey in 2007, she has lost 50 pounds, completed 10 half marathons, completed one triathlon, completed her first full marathon, and Won Bellin’s Titletown Wellness Race Series for her age group in 2018.
In 2016, David competed in the Bellin Run and finished 4th for his age group. He even completed a full triathlon himself one year!
David’s favorite motto is, “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” – Emmerson. This motto is still a part of his mantra and he truly believes in it.
When she first joined the fitness center, her short-term goals were to get stronger and train for an 8k run. Karen says since joining, she is a lot stronger. Her husband is also a member and bought her some personal training sessions as a Christmas gift one year. Since then she has been personal training with Stefanie Bons. Karen has been able to increase her endurance, increase the weights she uses and is now able to do an 18” box jump.
Tammy was born with cerebral palsy and resigned herself to thinking her body couldn’t get stronger, that her gait couldn’t improve and that her balance wouldn’t get better. She thought she was just stuck with her body and couldn’t do anything about it. The Bellin Fitness Center has played a tremendous role in helping Tammy through her journey.
Bellin Fitness played a bid role in helping Mary Ann achieve these goals. “Bellin’s Fitness staff are knowledgeable and know what they are talking about. They are constantly being trained themselves, including dealing with medical issues.” Mary Ann still has goals to work towards such as increasing endurance level, flexibility and balance.
Nancy is very grateful for Bellin Fitness Center. It’s the only thing that has kept her moving all these years. She had to over come her fear of failure, embarrassment, and being self-conscious. Since Bellin Fitness Center, Nancy feels more confident and doesn’t feel like she is in the spot light.
Four of the five women pictured have been through our Cancer Wellness Program here at Bellin Health Fitness Center in Ashwaubenon. Each has their own unique story…
Even though Nicole was inspired she still had some obstacles to over come. She works out 7 days a week and has lost a total of 80 pounds!
MEET EMMA PETERS! Emma is a nurse who works at Bellin Memorial Hospital in the cardiac unit. She is engaged to be married in October. They have a dog named Whiskey and a cat named Black Betty. She loves spending time with family, hiking with her fiancé and their dog, and spending time outside. Emma… Read More
Through Karen’s battle with cancer, personal training and physical therapy has helped her so much. She was able to get back to riding a horse, which she never thought she would do again….
Jody’s life has definitely changed for the better since finding Bellin Fitness. She has regained her strength, stamina and flexibility.
After two knee replacements by Dr. Conrad, seeing Eric in Physical Therapy and going to Bellin Fitness Center post-surgery provided success for John.
Bob’s advice is simple, “If you are not making the progress you expect, ask for help, work with a personal trainer.” His experience working with Liz has been very successful.
Lee and his wife Louise both worked out at Bellin Health Fitness Center for many years by themselves, but never had a trainer until Louise was diagnosed with cancer. Louise was so impressed by the help she received from Tim and others at the fitness center that she convinced Lee to pursue training as well.
For her workouts, Mary workouts a lot on her own using the row machine and doing hip and leg exercises to help keep her active. She does take a spin class once a week to mix things up a bit, and once in awhile works with her personal trainer Stefanie to check in and make sure she is doing exercises properly.
Since Joe has seen such great improvements from Peter, he suggested he also work with a personal trainer to assist in his strengthening process. Peter started working with Tim Grell at Bellin Health Fitness Center in July 2019. They have been working on, continuing to strengthen his neck area but also full body strengthening since his body is still recovering from Cancer.
Sandy’s ability to keep moving since the knee replacements has made her fitness goals possible and allowed her to workout on the treadmill again. Her life has changed in other ways by having more energy and feeling healthier overall. Some key advice Sandy has for others is to take care of your body and only you can make the changes you desire.
Since joining Movement for Health class she has learned many exercises that have contributed to better shoulder and hip range of motion. In addition to these improvements, learning how to properly bend and lift along with core and glute work has greatly helped with supporting her back health.
Until February of 2018, Owen lived a notably active lifestyle. He had a stroke, right side affected, that left him immobile in a hospital bed for nearly two months. In the past year and a half, Owen has over come a lot.
Evy was able to over come these obstacles and be successful. Within the first two months of these changes, her blood sugar was down and no longer had diabetes. Within six months she was down 42 pounds and feeling healthy! She is now able to work out 2-3 times per week with no problems and her inflammation is gone as well.
Dave’s primary motivation to begin his fitness journey was his upcoming retirement at the end of 2019. As a business owner, he let his personal health be less important than working. Dave decided that he wanted to focus on his personal health prior to retirement rather than continuing to put it off. His goal was to “be healthy” when he retired, so he could start to enjoy retirement right away.
Laura has been personal training with Eydie working one-on-one for several years. Every time she had to put her weight training on hold, Eydie has been there for Laura to help gently and safely make a comeback with her workouts at the fitness center. Laura is grateful to have Eydie’s expertise and care, her encouragement and ability to push her just enough.
Brian has been a Bellin Fitness Center member for over a decade.. However, his membership and life took a dramatic course change in 2015. That was the year Brian suffered from a devastating Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. His muscles, sight, and most senses had to be rebuilt from scratch. The fitness center members supported Brian throughout his ordeal and continuing recovery.
Joe’s motivation in the fitness center began with his passion for golf. Joe won the 1994 Brown County Amateur as well as the 2014 Northeast Wisconsin Senior Amateur Championship. A few of the obstacles Joe has had to overcome have been a shoulder surgery and planter fasciitis.
Approximately a year and a half ago Shirley experienced irreversible damage to the gluteus medius muscle on both hips. After several weeks of physical therapy the fitness center became a place she could continue her recovery with personal training.
Mary credits her daughter Sandra as her driving force to join Bellin Fitness in order to help her stay fit and independent. Mary loves her training sessions with Amanda due to Amanda’s upbeat personality.
Sheri says that personal training really just started her fitness journey.
Charles (51) is an IT Analyst for Bellin Health, he began working with Dr. John Simmons in September of 2019. Since then he has lost a total of 85 pounds in just 9 months, he does feel that without COVID-19 he good already be at his 1 year goal of 100 pounds lost. Charles inspiration… Read More
No matter how many obstacles you have in life, staying positive and having a good attitude can help you overcome them all.
Overcoming stress and realizing it takes a team effort to reach his goals.
Making a good habit of staying active is what everyone needs in life.
Meet the Hennesseys! Lisa (58) and Jim (60) enjoy life together with their fur baby Mooka (their dog). They joined the Bellin Health Fitness family together in 2015. Lisa’s goals were to devote some “me” time after retirement to build confidence, get stronger, and meet new people and Jim’s were to get his body in… Read More
Developing a plan, keeping on track and working hard paid off for this long time member.
Working with a Personal Trainer is the best way to reaching your goals safely.
Getting ahead of the game and being proactive about living a healthy, happy life is the key to success!
Meet Sandy! Sandy (76) is a widow with two daughters, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sandy and her daughters’ favorite thing is their girls weekend in Door County every June! They love to shop together. Outside of the fitness center Sandy always stays active-walking, shopping, gardening, and riding her bike are just some of her favorite ways… Read More
The miracle of stretching daily has turned this member’s life around. She went from barely being able to do stairs to little to no pain in her knee.
True statement: If you are healthy, you feel better and you can enjoy life more!
Exercise may be one of the best things you can do to manage chronic pain.
You have step outside your comfort zone and be a little uncomfortable in order to be successful and do the things that you need to do.
Fighting the effects of Osteoporosis is only one reason to build up your strength, balance and mobility.
Starting small and seeing the progress you make little by little is the key to continued success.
Discover how making your health a priority creates balance in your life.
Read how this member didn’t let cancer win and how life is now coming up roses…or should I say Bee Balm?
Inspiration and motivation comes from all different avenues. Yoga played a major role in one cancer survivor’s wellness journey as he continues to live a single and balanced life.
Don’t go through life, grow through life. Quote by Eric Butterworth, InspirationBoost.com
Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud every step you take toward reaching that goal.
Changing your mindset that exercise isn’t something you fit in when you have time, but as something you do for your own good.
Learning how to overcome your fears and taking one step at a time is all we can do even if we have to get help to do it.
Kathy’s journey all started from her motivation to become a healthier person and to participate in regular structured exercise.
Developing a lifestyle plan put her on the road to recovery and beyond…now she is the healthiest she has ever been.
Mark says he now has core strength he has not had in 15 years. His cardiorespiratory fitness, and overall strength in his knees and shoulders has all increased.
When Judy’s husband needed an unexpected quintuple bypass surgery, she realized it was time for a lifestyle change to prevent something like this from happening to her or her husband in the future. This is when her neighbor suggested the Bellin Fitness Center; so she gave it a try. Judy really liked how big and… Read More
Since joining the Bellin Fitness Center in 2008 Debbie has lost over 100 pounds and still counting.
Sandy, a runner in the past, had not been new to fitness. Sandy watched her mother at the age of 89 break her hip. She asked herself, “What would happen if that happened to me?”
Bellin Fitness, along with my great physical therapist, helped me get back to the gym.
The staff at the Bond Community Center is amazing. They showed me how to use the machines. Now I need to learn how to use more machines.