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TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion Member of the Month

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Tom Bowers

May 2017 Member of the Month

Tom Bowers has been a member of the Pavilion since the day the doors first opened twenty years ago. He arrives at the Pavilion bright and early three days per week to get his workout in and feels great the rest of the day.  “I find the entire staff of the Pavilion to be just outstanding,” states Tom.

Tom was diagnosed with lung cancer in November, 2016. His doctor’s credit his lack of side effects and recovery to the fact that he is in such good physical shape. After his treatment, Tom started the Cancer Wellness Program at the Pavilion. Tracy Littelmann, one of the program instructors states, “Tom’s continued enthusiasm, courage and strength is contagious and he did amazing in the class. His life-long commitment to exercise inspired many in our class, including myself!”

Another benefit of the Pavilion for Tom is the many friends he has made here. “We really look out for each other,” he says.

As a child, Tom lived near Knoxville in Oakridge, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force with the 101st Airborne Division and served with the Division from 1962 through June, 1964. He and his wife, Marilyn, moved to Cincinnati in 1969 when he took a job with Milacron. Now retired, Tom worked at Cincinnati Milacron for 12 years and then at GE for 20 years. Tom has two children and three grandchildren. Tom has traveled all over the world including a 17-day trip to South Africa with Habitat for Humanity. 

Tom is now working on improving his lung capacity so he can participate in a 5K walk on Memorial Day weekend with his family. He is also looking forward to some nice weather for a chance to get back out on the golf course. His advice to someone just getting started in a fitness routine is to “find a place you feel comfortable, relax and enjoy it!”

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