Lisa Hennessey

Lisa Hennessey

Meet Lisa!  Lisa (58) enjoys life with her husband Jim and their fur baby Mooka (their dog).  They joined the Bellin Health Fitness family in 2015.  Lisa’s goals were to devote some “me” time after retirement to build confidence, get stronger and meet new people.

Lisa’s motivation to begin her journey at Bellin Health Fitness came after years of working and putting her job first.  She realized she needed to begin devoting some time to improve her physical, emotional and psychological self.  She wanted to find her “true self” again, be happy, positive and meet new people.  She stated, “health is typically taken for granted” and she wanted to be at her best and be proactive.

The obstacle that Lisa had to overcome was going to a new place by herself to meet new people.  As an introvert, this was difficult for her initially.  But the staff and members at Bellin Health Fitness made it so much easier; they were and are so helpful and friendly and most of all welcoming!  So welcoming that she became a volunteer at our Bellevue location.

Bellin Health Fitness played a huge part in helping Lisa!  It’s important to her to keep challenging her mind and body.  She does this by participating in Group Fitness classes, Specialty classes, personal training, attending monthly Socials and making phone calls as part of her volunteer work.  Lisa and her husband personal train with Dane and she appreciates how he keeps it challenging and fresh.  They don’t do the same thing each week and it’s a friendly competition between her and her husband.

Lisa’s life has changed because she is a much happier and positive person.  Her success includes being stronger, improving her self esteem and developing some great new friendships.  She is also grateful and thankful that she is able to workout/exercise, be more confident and feel like her “true self” and the person she was always meant to be!

When asked, “What advice would you give to help others?”, her response was, “Take that first step to make time for yourself to become the best you can be.  After all, the only person who can take care of you, is you!  Get ahead of the game to be proactive about your total well-being…it is so worth it!