Your doctor will sure tell you how important exercise is for a healthy lifestyle. Yet, very few of us start and commit to exercising daily. Call it laziness, lack of time, expensive gym fees, or just a lack of sense of urgency to exercise. Truth be told, we only change our habits when we our bodies can’t take it anymore.
That was Lulu Bellinger’s story. She was a bigger girl with unhealthy habits, but didn’t realize the extent of her situation until a routine doctor appointment. “Not only was I morbidly obese (400 lbs), but I also had high blood pressure, and looking at diabetes, and I wasn’t even 30!”, she says.
On her way home from the appointment, Bellinger passed the new Ray and Joan Kroc Center and decided to check it out. Inside she found a community center unlike any other – a pool, performing art, athletics, and best of all – a fitness center! “Originally I was skeptical. I thought I would be limited and draw negative attention,” Bellinger said. “But I was greeted so warmly and the staff offered truly life-changing advice.”
Now, almost a year after she first walked into the Kroc Center, Bellinger has lost more than 120 pounds and gained a new outlook. “All it takes is an hour or two a few days a week – we spend more hours than that watching television.”
Exactly, all it takes is our willingness to doing something about our lives. Just as much as Lulu needed some encouragement from her doctor to lose weight and start a healthy lifestyle, so do you! Come and sign up to any of our programs and start a new life this year. We not only promise to be with you along the way but also care for your pocket with great deals on new memberships, affordable fees and even some scholarships available for families struggling financially.
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