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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.  

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Esma
November 2018 Member of the Month

Ten-year old member, Esma has been a member of the Pavilion since the beginning of 2017. She loves spending time in the Kids’ Life Center while her parents are exercising. When Esma visits the KLC, she enjoys helping with the younger kids. She says that visiting the KLC makes her feel like a big sister because she does not have siblings at home. Esma looks forward to participating in our Pavilion Teens in Training Program when she is thirteen in two and a half years. 

Esma attends Mason Intermediate School. Her favorite subject is Language Arts but she loves math, too! Esma is currently a math mentor, teaching math algorithms to her fellow classmates. 

Esma’s parents, Jim and Danuta, originally joined the Pavilion because they have back problems and wanted to use the warm water pool. They have since discovered that there is so much more to do here! They now use both pools as well as the indoor track to get regular exercise. 

Jim and Danuta are very happy with the Kids’ Life Center. They really appreciate the KLC because it allows them to work out and they know Esma will be having fun! 

When she isn’t at the Pavilion, Esma spends her free time playing the piano, hip hop dancing, baking and writing poetry. She also loves playing with little kids anytime she gets the chance. Esma is also a gymnast though she is taking a break from the sport right now so that she can pursue her other hobbies. 

Kerry Grever

Kerry Grever
October 2018 Member of the Month

Before becoming a Pavilion member, Kerry Grever knew she needed to do more to meet her fitness goals. When she heard about the Pavilion from a few of her friends, she decided to take a tour and immediately knew it was the perfect fit for her.

Ever since then, she has been coming regularly to the Pavilion three to four times per week. “I am so grateful that I found a place where I can feel so comfortable,” says Kerry.

Her mom suffered from debilitating arthritis and Kerry was determined not to get to that point. For more accountability, she began weekly personal training sessions with Pavilion Personal Trainer, Justin Thompson and has lost 21 pounds. “I am very motivated to maintain my weight loss,” says Kerry. And she has the dedication to do just that. Kerry trains with Justin once a week, does HIIT cardio, exercises on the elliptical, and uses weights for strength training. She also just hit her first milestone – lifting 217 pounds on the leg press machine!

Kerry, who has chronic neck pain, also benefits from monthly acupuncture sessions with Diane Kloecker at TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine Center.  

Kerry grew up in Kenwood and studied English Literature at Northern Kentucky University. She now works as an underwriter at Cincinnati Financial and has been there for 17 years. She also works part-time as a Wellness Guide at Weight Watchers.

Kerry lives in Blue Ash with her three cats, Dempsey, Jojo and Maggie. She spends her free time attending performances at the Aronoff Center and going to dinner and the movies with friends.  

Bill Laverty
Bill Laverty
September 2018 Member of the Month

Bill Laverty has been a competitive athlete his whole life. He played football at Trinity High School in Louisville and was involved in many intramural sports at Miami University.                             

Before he joined the Pavilion, however, he had fallen out of a regular fitness routine. He knew it was time to make a change. “The Pavilion was absolutely instrumental in getting me back in shape,” says Bill. He was impressed by how much the Pavilion had to offer – from exercise equipment, to basketball, pools, the kids’ center and more!  

Bill has also taken advantage of several other programs offered at the Pavilion, including nutrition consults, InBody analysis and a therapeutic massage. The Pavilion is, “an entire holistic experience for me.”  

After graduation from Miami University, Bill started his own healthcare IT consulting and staffing company. A few years ago, he sold the company and now has time to exercise at the Pavilion four or five days each week. He looks forward to his visits and you can usually find him lifting weights or running.  

Bill recently participated in the Little Miami Triathlon with friend and Pavilion member, Marko Stojanovic, which included a 6 mile canoe ride, 6 mile run and 20 mile bike ride. They completed the triathlon and finished in the top ten!  

When he’s not exercising at the Pavilion, Bill enjoys planning and taking active, adventurous vacations. Some of his favorite places include the Grand Tetons, the Italian Alps, Alaska and Iceland.  

Bill’s wife, Caren, was an Investment Broker at Fidelity and she recently published her first book called A Woman’s Place is in the Market. They have two children, Char and Joseph. Char is married to Tom Fontanesi and they live in New York City. Joseph lives in Cincinnati where he works as a data analyst.

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Christy Braun
August 2018 Member of the Month

“I’m so spoiled here!” says almost seven-year member, Christy Braun. She joined in August 2011. I could look for a place closer to home, but I just love it here. Other places “don’t hold a candle to what is offered at the Pavilion, from the group classes, to the pools, and all of the equipment.” Christy averages seven to ten visits to the Pavilion every month; she usually visits after work, completing most of her workouts on the fitness floor. She says she feels better and stronger each and every time she comes to the Pavilion.

When she joined, she was initially enticed by the discount offered to TriHealth team members. “It was certainly an incentive!” She also wanted to set a better example for her then high school age daughter, Lauren, who is also now a member. Christy participated in our weight management programs and has also enjoyed Saturday Zumba classes. Her first experience with the Pavilion was with the Health ONE weight loss program. Since I was not a member yet, the cost of the program included membership to the Pavilion. She then transitioned to the Strides maintenance portion of the program and became a full-fledged member. 

Christy also enjoys the cooking demonstrations which she says provide her with new ideas to incorporate into a healthy eating plan. I also appreciate the fitness challenges that the trainers design, such as the Biggest Winner and the Iron Man. “They help to keep me motivated!”

As one of our own team members, Christy has been employed by TriHealth for 30 years and serves as an RN at Good Samaritan Hospital and performs stress testing. She grew up in Bridgetown, and received her BSN at University of Cincinnati.  Christy and her husband have four children in their twenties, two of which were married this past year. Her other interests include cooking, craft sewing, and reading.

Christy loves the Pavilion.  “It’s top-notch, judgment-free and I just feel more energetic when I come here.” 

 

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