Rev Andy Gifford

I have always been someone who has exercised, eaten well, and tried my best to care for myself. As a youth I found myself joining the the York High School Gymnastics team with a passion to work out and improve. My senior year I was recruited by the University of Iowa to be a part […]

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Franz Todt

In January of 2019, Franz survived a mild heart attack. Unbeknownst to Franz, the attack started while he was shoveling snow, but it wasn’t until days later that he realized something was very wrong. Franz was working out on a treadmill at our Center and noticed his heart rate was spiking to 200 bpm on his […]

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Laura Wiley

Laura was struggling with getting in the right mindset and having the confidence that she needed to participate in physical activity. After joining the Center, she was partnered with Fitness Coaches Molly Smeltzer and Kristen Hammel, who prescribed exercise programs that were specifically tailored to Laura and designed so she could reach her personal goals. […]

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Patty Thompson

I’m not sure where to begin in expressing my appreciation for the BroMenn Health and Fitness Center. The facility itself is amazing! It’s esthetically appealing and is beautifully maintained…and of course they have all the pertinent equipment. But even more impressive is the staff. Everyone is upbeat, pleasant, helpful and encouraging. Those of us enjoying […]

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Chad Anderson

Let’s face it, everyone who has ever entered a gym goes in with several goals they want to achieve and most of us have failed to reach those goals. After several years going to “Global” gyms with middling results I decided to try out Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness. The first thing I noticed was […]

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Linda Kemp

Upon retirement in 2016, I made a commitment to adapt a healthier lifestyle so I could fully enjoy and have the energy to live an active life.  This journey did not begin as a weight loss plan.  My mindset was on living a healthier and more active life.  So, I started a walking program and […]

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Celeste Allen

I was zooming down Empire headed towards a fast food franchise when what should my wandering eyes spot – a huge sign and a trailer for a new fitness center.   A quick “hmmm” paired with recognition of a flyer that I had glanced at in my stack of mail caused my car to veer in […]

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John Juers

I joined the Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center after I had a knee replacement. I completed physical therapy at McLean County Orthopedics and was eligible for the Orthopedic Transition program through the Fitness Center. Before my knee replacement, I was working out at home but I felt very comfortable here.  Once I joined the […]

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Sue Attwood

Sue Attwood had three distinct reasons for getting into better shape. The first was to be stronger and healthier to prevent injuries that had sent her to physical therapy multiple times; the second to avoid medications for high blood pressure; and the third was to fit the dress she had purchased for her daughter’s wedding. […]

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Tony Foster

Hard work and exercise were a normal part of Tony Foster’s routine. Running and physically demanding job enabled him to stay fit for most of his adult life. Then, at a relatively early age, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “The sickness definitely slowed me down.” He admits. But joining the Advocate Bromenn Health and […]

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