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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.  

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.” 

 Debbie Albright

 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!

 

 Mary Nurre

 Mary Nurre
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 Brown Todd.

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!

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