TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion Member of the Month
Feel inspired by a fellow member? If you would like to nominate someone you feel has a story to tell, contact Member Services today, 513 246 2611.
July 2018 Member of the Month
2002, Shauna Whelan was in a serious car accident that left her with three
herniated discs in her back and chronic back pain. She worked for two years to
try to find a solution to her constant pain but nothing helped until one day
she discovered a doctor in Boston who taught Back Boot Camp. There, she learned
a safe and beneficial exercise program, focusing on restoring spine motion and
strength. When she returned to Cincinnati, Shauna began rehabilitation with
Eloise Schneider in Physical Therapy at the Pavilion and then was able to begin
working out on her own after that.
regularly comes to the Pavilion bright and early five days per week before
heading to work. “Consistency is the key,” states Shauna. She has made so many
early-morning friends here that they even threw her a baby shower before her
son was born!
current goal is to continue to work on strengthening her core to keep strong
and to protect her back. “This place is just amazing,” states Shauna. “Everyone
here is so friendly and so highly-qualified.”
grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended Notre Dame Academy. She then graduated
from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s in English and Secondary
Education and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies from
Loyola University Chicago. Shauna now works as an English teacher at Ursuline Academy.
Shauna and her husband, Christopher Wanamaker, currently
live in Oakley and have a 16-month-old son named Benjamin.
commitment to her health is so strong that she even came to the Pavilion for a
workout on her wedding day. Now that’s dedication!
October 2017 Member of the Month
Once a self-described couch potato, Debbie Albright wanted to make a change and decided to train for the Flying Pig. After one month of training, Debbie was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Her doctor recommended that she begin hydro jogging to keep moving since she was unable to walk. But Debbie was afraid of the water and unsure where to start. Her friend and Pavilion member, Diane Shepard, recommended the Pavilion to Debbie.
With encouragement from Theresa Zarobell, a Pavilion lifeguard, she started her first day of jogging in the water, while tightly gripping the edge of the pool. “Each day Theresa would check on me and encourage me to move further into the pool. It took weeks, but finally I was able to let go of the side and eventually I could take classes in the main pool,” states Debbie.
Debbie lost almost 40 pounds since she started her water exercise classes at the Pavilion and is down three sizes. Her blood pressure and cholesterol have both decreased. “I am a much happier person now, more confident and feeling better than ever!”
Debbie grew up in Colorado. She and her husband, Gerry, have two children and 7 grandchildren. Debbie has worked in banking and advertising and she has also owned two scrapbooking stores.
Over the last year, she has enjoyed the deep water and hydro run classes. While in the water, she is able to walk taller and run faster. She completed the Flying Pig Half Marathon and she is training to walk the Queen Bee this October!
September 2017 Member of the Month
On the advice of her friend and neighbor, Mary Nurre joined the Pavilion two years ago with a goal of losing 40 pounds and has loved it ever since! She took
advantage of everything the Pavilion had to offer including the cardio equipment and fitness classes. Mary loves to row and bike and attends many of the water
aerobics classes. Mary has lost 20 pounds and is motivated to lose 20 more! “Growing a bond with other members has been really rewarding,” states Mary. “And I can’t
say enough about the entire staff of the Pavilion – everyone is so friendly!”
Mary has also made changes to her eating habits. “For me, the most important thing has been to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I also use a smaller
plate now, which helps control portion size,” she says.
Born in northwest Illinois, Mary went to school at Vincennes University in Indiana. After college, she moved to Cincinnati and has been living here ever since.
Mary and her husband, Jim, have two grown children, Keith and Matthew. She currently works in commercial real estate title insurance for Multi-State Title Agency/Frost
In her free time, Mary and her husband love traveling and taking road trips. One of her favorite trips was visiting Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone Park. She also
enjoyed the week spent in Washington, D.C. where they went to the Smithsonian Museums, Ford’s Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. Jim, Mary and Matthew are
currently looking forward to a trip to Tampa to visit with Keith and other family members who all live in Tampa!
Mary looks forward to continuing her journey and advises new members who are joining the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion to try everything because the Pavilion
has so much to offer!