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Wanted: health club member success stories

Teena Henson at 332 pounds and 166 pounds.It’s hard to put in word when people ask me, “What is your story?” To me it isn’t a mere story; it is my life. I’ve heard the expression, “Your ‘a ha’ moment.” Well, my moment came in 2011 while listening to a commercial on the radio for Anytime Fitness. I said, “God, I wish you would put one of those in Gilmer.” Two weeks later, an ad appeared in the local paper that Anyime would be opening in my hometown. “Now,” I thought, “it’s in your hands. What are you going to do?”

I walked into the doors of the gym on March 8, 2011, and never looked back. Left behind is the person of 332 lbs. and the new improved woman of 166 lbs. has arrived. Self-confidence has replaced self-loathing.

That is an except of Get Active! magazine’s “Results” column, which highlights a health club member success story. Has one of your members lost 100+ pounds, or otherwise drastically improved their life and/or health? If so, IHRSA, and our readers, want to hear about it!

Please send details to by Aug. 20. Be sure to include print-quality before and after photos as well as details about the person and what makes their story special. The winning submission will be featured in an upcoming issue! 

Read the rest of the above sample "Results" column here.

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