Therapyplus Fitness November Members of the Month

Dylan Nov MOMMember of the month Dylan Whitlock joined Therapyplus Fitness after graduating Sardis High School because he wanted to lose weight and get in better. He more recently began to dedicate his time and energy to his health and wellness. Since joining, Dylan has lost 40 pounds and now weighs 190.

“The members that come to the gym and the friendly staff are the reasons I continue to work out at Therapyplus,” Dylan explained.

His workouts are split with different muscle groups for different days. On Mondays he works chest and triceps, on Tuesdays he works back and biceps, on Wednesday he concentrates on shoulders, Thursdays are for working legs and Fridays he works biceps, triceps and forearms. He also fits in cardio three days per week.

Dylan is a student at Snead State who works part-time at Weather’s Hardware. He enjoys dirt track racing when he’s not working out or spending time with friends.

His advice for others, “Organize a plan and just stick to it. It seems really simple but that’s what it takes.”

Bonnie Nov MOMMember of the month Bonnie Aguirre Jones joined Therapyplus Fitness because she’d had surgery and was in physical therapy. “I enjoyed the people so much that when therapy ended, I joined the water aerobics class,” Bonnie explained. After building up strength and endurance, she attempted the bike and other machines, becoming the most consistent and committed to exercise in the last year.

Having lung disease, having extra weight on her frame came with medical problems. After opting for gastric sleeve surgery, she returned to a routine she enjoys that includes water aerobics, her own water routine, the bike and working out on 9-10 machines. “I spend anywhere from 1 ½ – 3 ½ hours three five times a week here and I love it!”

Since January of 2012, she has lost 160 pounds with a BMI loss from 54 to 31 and a present blood pressure level of 115/70.

She praises the staff by saying, “Latonya in physical therapy has helped me feel like myself and been a good friend. Josh and Elizabeth are great and help me anytime they can. Ann, our leader in water aerobics has been my mentor and friend along with all the wonderful ladies in class.”

Bonnie calls Grant home since 1991 and is a student at JSU in child development.

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Foundation News: “Give Thanks” November

give thanksThe Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers makes a special effort each November to give thanks to its donors.  One way is by hosting “Give Thanks” lunches at each MMC location. Over the course of the three days’ events, over 100 Marshall Medical employees will help write more than 500 thank you notes to the Foundation’s donors from 2014. “It’s a great way to connect our employees to what the community is doing to support us and gives our donors a chance to see what an impact their gifts really have!” explained Foundation Director Andrea Oliver.  “We couldn’t do what we do without the individuals, businesses and community organizations that support us financially and advocate for Marshall Medical Centers throughout the year.”

IMG_2065One way the donors’ gifts were used was to purchase new furniture for the Marshall North and South Intensive Care Units (ICU). Ruth Bischoff, Chief Nursing Officer of Marshall South, said, “The new furniture in the ICU lobby has increased comfortable seating options available for family members and visitors who are providing support to our ICU patientsIMG_2078. We continue to receive positive feedback from the visitors and thank the Foundation for the generous gift.”

Oliver summed up the emphasis of giving thanks to the Foundation donors by saying, “November is a time to remember what we are thankful for, and we are thankful for YOU. Because of your contributions lives are saved and people are healed.”

Since 2007, The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers has supported the work of the Marshall Health System by building relationships in the community that inspire the commitment and generosity of its citizens.

Over the past near decade, The Foundation has been responsible for putting millions of philanthropic dollars to work through the Marshall Health System. As every health system faces ever-increasing financial challenges from reimbursement, regulatory, and policy changes, The Foundation’s work becomes more critical. Every dollar donated provides revenue for improvements which makes philanthropy a critical factor in the system’s ability to realize its vision: to provide world-class healthcare with a personal touch.

Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and may be unrestricted gifts or designated for a specific purpose. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible with 100% of every gift benefitting Marshall Medical Centers and our community. For more information, visit The Foundation at Marshall Medical Centers.

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Therapyplus Members of the Month October 2014

Citlala BarraganMember of the month Citlalli Barragan started working out because she wanted to better herself and lose weight. Since joining Therapyplus she’s made a dramatic change in her body. Weighing 186 pounds when she joined, she has lost 66 pounds.

Barragan’s workout routine consists of: Mondays-45 minutes of cardio and abdominal workout, Tuesday- cardio and Cardio/Tone class with Laura, Wednesday- cardio and Body Sculpting class with Britt, Thursday- cardio and Fun Fit with Keith, Friday- cardio, legs, and abs. “The classes are very helpful and the instructors do a great job motivating me to do my best,” she stated.

The decision to join was an easy one for her because she said she finds everything she needs to meet her goals. “I love the staff and atmosphere at Therapyplus,” declared Barragan, citing the sauna, pool and machines as some of the reasons. “Of all the gyms I’ve tried, I feel the most comfortable here.”

 
James ReidMember of the month James Reid had heart surgery in 2007 and decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. “I knew I needed to get more active to regain my strength. Since then, I have been very consistent with my work out routine,” said Reid, citing his goal to stay with his program at Therapyplus Fitness

His workout routine consists of stretch and balance class on Monday and Tuesday; Core workout on Monday and Wednesday and Boot Camp on Monday and Wednesday. He also walks a lot. With this regimen, he has lost 10 pounds. He’s also stopped drinking sodas, which is also his biggest temptation. “I haven’t had a drop of any pop in three-plus years,” he stated. His biggest challenge is to keep going with his routine.

Reid is a veteran who has called Arab home for 25 years. He enjoys golf and working out. He chose Therapyplus because, he said, “It’s a great place, everyone is very helpful.”

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The Faces of Breast Cancer

When you think of breast cancer, who do you see? For some, it’s an abstract picture, something that happens to an abstract someone else. For so many others, breast cancer has a face; the face of a sister, a mother, an aunt, a friend.

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Shannon & Lauren Corbitt with daughters, from left, Brooksie, Becca, & Maggie

This year, an Albertville woman became that face for her many loved ones. Lauren Corbitt, a wife, mother of three daughters  (and self-proclaimed full-time taxi driver) was diagnosed this past summer after a self-exam led her to contact her doctor.

Starting a blog soon after her diagnosis, she wanted to inform and empower others. “I don’t want breast cancer to be some big scary monster that has to stay in the closet. I don’t want words like mastectomy and chemo to be words that have to be discussed behind my back out of fear,” Corbitt declared.

 

Team LaurenHer family and friends recently came up with a way to honor her while helping fund a cause close to her heart. They formed Team Lauren to participate in the Pink Pumpkin Run, coming up this Saturday, October 25. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mammography Assistance Program at Marshall Medical Centers, which provides mammogram screenings for patients of any age who are uninsured, under insured or do not qualify for any other assistance programs.

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“Going Pink” with hard hats for the family business.

Corbitt wants to share her story as a way to help others, to urge women to be vigilant about self-exams, mammograms and to chuck modesty out the window! “I had someone, over the age of 40, tell me that she never had a mammogram because she was too modest. What I want my friends and daughters to understand is that this isn’t about modesty. It is about your health, your responsibilities as a wife and mother, it is about your life.”

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It’s a Pink Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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It’s just around the corner! The 5th annual Pink Pumpkin Run is October 25. With family fun for everyone, you don’t have to be a hard-core runner to participate – just be willing to get involved. Don’t miss a moment of the excitement!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:pumpkin run poster
7:00 – 8:45 am Race Day Registration
9:00 am: Pink Pumpkin Run 10K
9:30 am: Pink Pumpkin Run 5K
10:30 am 1 Mile Fun Run and Pancake Brunch
11:00 am: Awards Ceremony

 

Proceeds from the Pink Pumpkin event will benefit cancer care service programs at Marshall Medical Centers. The main beneficiary of the Pink Pumpkin funds is the Mammography Assistance Program (MAP) at Marshall Medical Centers North and South. Through the funds provided from MAP, women who cannot afford a yearly mammogram are offered assistance. Often the concern over the loss of income because of the time away from work or the lack of transportation or gas money prevent women from having this potentially life-saving test performed on an annual basis. Through MAP we have the ability to overcome these obstacles for many women.

The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers thanks the sponsors (listed below) and the groups who have hosted third-party fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

2014 PINK PUMPKIN RUN SPONSORS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

Medical Centers OB/GYN

GOLD :
First Quality Homes and Construction, Inc.
Foodland
Healthy Her
Lakeview Orthodontics
Mary F. Holley, M.D., PC
Premier Family Care
Marshall Cancer Care Center
Namify
Progress Rail Services Corporation
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Therapyplus
Total Dental Care

SILVER:
Beard and Beard Attorneys
Citizens Bank and Trust
D&F Equipment Sales, Inc.
Eyecare Associates: Dr. Michael Carboni
Fleet Feet
Guntersville Raceway
Kappler, Inc.
Marshall Wound Healing Center
Sew Irresistible

BRONZE:
A Fitting Place, Inc.
BancorpSouth
Barry Latham’s Drug
Dermatology of North Alabama, Inc.
Family Medical Center of Arab
Guntersville Walgreens
Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce
Marshall County Gas District
Marshall County Pediatrics, P.C.
McDonalds of Guntersville, Albertville and Boaz

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Therapyplus Members of the Month

John FergusonSeptember may be over, but it isn’t too late to say congratulations to the Therapyplus Members of the Month!

Member of the month John Ferguson owned and operated a doughnut business for 19 years. “During this time, I gained about 50 extra pounds,” explained John. “My goal now is to live a healthier lifestyle.” He plans to get back to a goal weight of 190 pounds, his weight in 1994.

Now retired from his business, John has called Arab home for 20 years. He enjoys music, his pets and computers.

John declared, “Therapyplus is a clean and wonderful facility with a friendly staff to meet my health needs.”

His workout routine consists of 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the treadmill, six days a week. He has lost 20 pounds and 4 inches of belly fat in 4 months. His challenges are to keep exercising and taking care not to injure his knees. His biggest temptations are bread and sweets. His greatest motivation is better health and appearance. The best compliment he received is that he looks better and has great determination. John’s tip for others, “Do the best you can, doing something is better than nothing.”

Member of the month Trevor Pullen joined Therapyplus in January of 2013, making the choice to get back in shape with friends last winter. His dedication is paying off, as he’s lost a total of 60 pounds and wants to continue to get healthier on a daily basis. He sticks to a strict 5-6 day routine where he mixes strength training and cardio. He targets different muscle groups on different days, and tries to run 1-3 miles per day.

A student at Snead State community College, Trevor is majoring in finance. He plans to begin Auburn University in the fall of 2015.

When not working out or going to school, Trevor works part-time at Weathers Furniture, making deliveries and helping assemble furniture at the store. He also enjoys playing ping pong with friends, fishing and playing other sports for fun.

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Pink Pumpkin Run Preview

pumpkin run posterThe Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers is proud to present the Fifth Annual Pink Pumpkin Run/Walk to benefit mammography and cancer services at Marshall Medical Centers. The event features a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run, early registration and packet pick up, music, children’s activities and the popular Pink Pancake Brunch. The race will take place on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 starting and ending at the Guntersville Civitan Park. You don’t have to run, just participate for a good cause!

Discounted, early registration will end September 30. Visit the Pink Pumpkin Run page on the Foundation website for more information!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7:00 – 8:45 am Race Day Registration
9:00 am: Pink Pumpkin Run 10K
9:30 am: Pink Pumpkin Run 5K
10:30 am 1 Mile Fun Run and Pancake Brunch
11:00 am: Awards Ceremony

WHY WE RUN: The proceeds from the Pink Pumpkin events will benefit the Mammography Assistance Program (MAP) and cancer services at Marshall Medical Centers.

running_pumpkin_logo_genericTEAM ENTRIES: Team up with your friends and coworkers to fight breast cancer! Awards are given to the teams that have the most participants, the team that raises the most money and the team with the best name. A minimum of 10 members is required to form a team. Please email foundation@mmcenters.com for a team packet.

2014 PINK PUMPKIN RUN SPONSORS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

Medical Centers OB/GYN

GOLD :
First Quality Homes and Construction, Inc.
Foodland
Mary F. Holley, M.D., PC
Premier Family Care
Marshall Cancer Care Center
Namify
Progress Rail Services Corporation
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Therapyplus
Total Dental Care

SILVER:
Beard and Beard Attorneys
Citizens Bank and Trust
D&F Equipment Sales, Inc.
Eyecare Associates: Dr. Michael Carboni
Fleet Feet
Guntersville Raceway
Kappler, Inc.
Lakeview Orthodontics
Sew Irresistible

BRONZE:
A Fitting Place, Inc.
BancorpSouth
Barry Latham’s Drug
Dermatology of North Alabama, Inc.
Family Medical Center of Arab
Guntersville Walgreens
Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce
Marshall County Gas District
Marshall County Pediatrics, P.C.
McDonalds of Guntersville, Albertville and Boaz

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