TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion Member of the Month
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November 2018 Member of the Month
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
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.
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.
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
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.
October 2018 Member of the Month
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.
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.
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
who has chronic neck pain, also benefits from monthly acupuncture sessions with
Diane Kloecker at TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine Center.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
loves the Pavilion. “It’s top-notch,
judgment-free and I just feel more energetic when I come here.”