Member Spotlight
  • Tracey's Story

    Bump, Set, Spike! Tracey Cessford is not only achieving her goal of staying fit through her love of volleyball, but is motivating others to get out on the court. After moving to Visalia in 2006, Tracey joined The Lifestyle Center to remain active and to meet new friends. “I like to stay fit and enjoy the social interaction with ...

  • Ronald’s Story

    Approximately 7 years ago, Ron attended a Jazz concert at the Fox Theatre with his son. When he dropped his ticket on the sidewalk and couldn’t bend down to pick up the ticket he knew he needed to make a change. Fast forward to today where Ron’s daily fitness routine consists of climbing the Jacob’s Ladder, performing sled push ...

  • Michelle’s Story

    Michelle Medeiros of Visalia joined The Lifestyle Center in 2015. “I was tinkering with the thought, and figured January was a good time to start,” she said. “My goal was to have a better life. Period. To better myself and build confidence.” Michelle had tried other gyms, but without success. “It’s hard to go in a public place ...

  • Fran and Don’s Story

    Fran Stillwell is 100 years strong and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. Born and raised in Exeter, Fran majored in music, taught modern dance for many years and has always been physically active. She even performed in an L.J. Williams dance recital at 85 years old! Four years ago, Fran had a series of falls that ...

  • Robert’s Story

    Robert Casarez Sr. is staring pain in the face and winning. He has suffered from severe joint pain, back pain and psoriasis. Robert was also recently diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis and fibromyalgia. However, the 60-year-old is working through it and reaping the benefits of exercise at The Lifestyle ...

  • What a Difference a Trainer Makes

    As my trainer pointed out early in our training, every person attending a gym has a personal reason for attending the gym unique unto him or her. Thus, my focus in writing concerns the reasons, which motivated me to embark on my current health and fitness journey. I finally came to terms with myself, that even though I believed, ...

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