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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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Shauna Whelan

July 2018 Member of the Month

In 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.

Shauna 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!

Shauna’s 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.”

Shauna 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.

Shauna’s 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!

 Debbie Albright

 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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