Member Spotlight

Meet John Hall, Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center’s Member of the Month 

Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center’s Member of the MonthLindenhurst Health & Fitness Center's Member of the Month is John Hall. The staff and members here feel that John is the most deserving candidate because of his recent success in WFC as well as his constant commitment to improving his fitness! Great job, John! You are very deserving!
 

Overview
 

John has been a member since October 2017 however he and his wife Debi were members at Lake Forest Health and Fitness before moving to Grayslake a couple of years ago. They were glad Lake Forest's sister club was so close to our new home.

John can be found at the Fitness Center 4-5x per week, depending on the weather—the worse the weather, the more he is in the gym. He hopes to change that this summer so he can do more cross training. Running and golf are his favorite activities, though he finds very little time for golf anymore. He especially loves long distance trail running.
 

Interview
 

What motivates you?

The older you get, the harder it is to get into shape or even to stay in shape, but it is worth doing. I enjoy being active and being outdoors and know that the gym will help me continue doing both those things as long as I am physically able.

Do you have any injuries, limitations or health concerns that you would like to share with members that would help encourage them?

I have something called Haglund’s Deformity which was making running very painful at times. While surgery was an option, I elected not to go through with it. I almost gave up running, but instead changed my goals to be less focused on speed and times. I found I could still enjoy running. The key to any exercise is to stay active and keep moving, even if you have to slow down.

Do you have any exercise-related or personal accomplishments?

I have completed over 30 marathons and ultra-marathons and did not complete my first one till I was 48 years old. My next adventure will be the Big Sur Marathon on April 29th and I am grateful for the club’s Winter Fitness Challenge as it helped me prepare for the race. Debi and I are really glad we decided to join the Lindenhurst Health and Fitness Center and really appreciate the staff and membership at the club.

Favorite quote:

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best outcome one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

Motivational words/advice:

Take advantage of the many programs and classes the club has to offer. It’s a great way to meet like minded people and develop more consistent workout habits. No matter what your level of fitness or activity, doing something is better than being inactive at home.

Congratulations, John! You are a true inspiration to all of us here at the health club.

Member of the Month

Meet Karol Armbruster, Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center’s Member of the Month 

Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center’s Member of the MonthLindenhurst Health & Fitness Center's Member of the Month is Karol Armbruster. The staff and members here feel that Karol is the most deserving candidate because of her exuberant personality as well as his commitment and improvement of her fitness! Great job, Karol! You are very deserving!
 

Overview
 

Karol states that joining the gym was the "Best decision EVER."

Since her retirement in 2014, Karol aim to work out five times a week. She won’t deny that sometimes she's at the gym more than once in the same day. "I AM A GYMTHUSIAST!"

She happily reports that she has attended all of the classes at least once because they are included in her membership. Karol prefer the classes in the Pool and those that allow her to exercise on the floor. She states "I don’t want to be THAT woman in the commercial who says 'I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.'"
 

Interview
 

What motivates you?

I don’t want to miss out on all the FUN and LAUGHTER.

Do you have any injuries, limitations or health concerns that you would like to share with members that would help encourage them?

I had a total hip replacement in March of this year and was back in the gym within a week (b/c I needed it to keep my sanity!!!!!). I am now recovering by working out and laughing more than before!!!!

Do you have any exercise-related or personal accomplishments?

I learned how to swim laps by taking Swim Lessons with Miss Chris at 65 years old.

Favorite quote:

The long-term payoffs will accumulate the way everything else does, one day at a time.

Motivational words/advice:

You know you want to go …

Congratulations, Karol! You are a true inspiration to all of us here at the health club.

ANNUAL HFC 5K

NM5K, RACE TO IMPACT 2018

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

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