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  1. He Found Fitness After Fighting Cancer

    Todd Allen and his wife took a European trip seven years ago. He felt terrible by the time they got home. Blood tests revealed cancer. Stage 4. Bone marrow. Todd underwent 18 months of chemotherapy and had knee and hip surgery. Never much for exercise, Todd then made a decision: “After the recovery, I said […]

  2. She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

    She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising A motto can be effective for anyone trying to get in shape. Angela Staab uses one you’ve heard of before or seen on T-shirts. But she also has come up with her bit of advice and encouragement: “You can’t be a slug.” Now almost 80, she […]

  3. Goals Keep Us on Track for Fitness Success

    Fitness goals drive Jerry Mathis.  They compel him to accomplish athletic feats that most people wouldn’t attempt – let alone most people who are 76 years old. “If I just went to the gym to exercise without also having a goal in mind, I’m not sure how much progress I would make – in my […]

  4. Success Story: He Shed Unhappiness with the Extra Pounds

    Actor Doug Spearman was in a funk a few years ago – unhappy and overweight at 210 pounds on his 5’8” frame. His TV series “Noah’s Ark,” a glossy gay rom-com in the “Sex and the City” mold, had concluded. He was on a new medication that boosted his weight. He ended a relationship and […]

  5. ‘It’s Like My Second Chance’

    Sheila Howard didn’t recognize herself in the mirror after she ballooned to more than 300 pounds in her late 40s. “I looked foreign to myself. I said, ‘I know you’re in there. You’re trapped inside yourself, and we’re going to get you out,'” Sheila recalls at 57. It took years, but she finally did, after […]

  6. Check Out Kristy’s Balance!

    Check out this client’s balance! Real change is marked by the small steps we take every day. It’s a privilege to walk alongside Kristy Hardcastle, whose hard work is definitely paying off. Our clients love us!  In her words – “Since joining YPB, I no longer wear ankle braces (after relying on braces for over […]

  7. Success Story: A Painful Moment Spurs Change

    Significant life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating, or even painful. For Gina Gross, 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a gym tour in their new community. Gross was a recently retired nurse and had become obese over the years, weighing 340 pounds at […]

  8. Staying Strong for Life’s Challenges

    Ricky Banks is a walking advertisement for fitness over 50 – which makes sense because he owns a successful gym and turned 57 this year. But it’s true now more than ever after a near-fatal medical emergency this year. Doctors and Ricky believe his healthy lifestyle helped him survive the loss of blood, the s […]

  9. Learning to Adapt and Stay Active

    Befitting for a theatrical performer, Dan Grady’s fitness journey can be told in three acts. Act I: A talented youth trains for years among ballet’s elite, then begins a decade-long career dancing on Broadway. Act 2: After his dancing career ends, he grows frustrated with his body’s limitations and realizes change is essential in his […]

  10. Daily Function or Athletic Excellence — Fitness Is the Way

    Don Phillips won a slew of medals at the recent National Senior Games. But the real value of his healthy lifestyle is far more ordinary. It’s also what so many people want as they get older: Functional fitness. Don, a 91-year-old retired veterinarian, recently drove 250 miles to a school reunion. He putzes around the […]

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