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Three Secrets to Motivation

THREE SIMPLE SECRETS FOR FORMING YOUR FITNESS HABIT Sarah Shortt It’s that time of year: you’ve made the resolutions, booked the gym sessions and … life is getting in the way. Here’s the proven formula for beating those procrastination blues. When it comes to exercise there are two extremes: those who know they SHOULD be […]

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How to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in 2018

1. Make a resolution that’s both doable and meaningful to YOU. Use the acronym SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. It helps to create an “event” or date, such as a much-needed annual doctor’s appointment, a vacation (think swimsuits), a race (like our upcoming indoor triathlon), your baby’s first birthday, etc. 2. After you set […]

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Members Debbie and Frank Lembcke at The HUB Recreation Center in the Lazy River

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: The Lembckes

For Frank and Debbie Lembcke of Marion, living the HUB life is a family affair. The duo moved here from Texas four years ago and eagerly waited to become Hubbers while watching the construction of the facility. During the week, you can catch the Lembckes walking at least a mile in the lazy river each […]

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Young Mother Loses Weight After Working Out at The HUB Recreation Center in Marion Illinois

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Brittany Szynkowski

BRITTANY SZYNKOWSKI’S STORY: Brittany Szynkowski, 30, of Crab Orchard is a wife and mother of three beautiful daughters. After giving birth to her third baby, like many moms, she was ready to shed that excess pregnancy weight. “It’s hard to have self-control when you know you’re going to get bigger,” she admitted. Last year, she […]

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Parents and Two Boys Before Working Out at The HUB Recreation Center in Marion Illinois

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: King Family

THE KING FAMILY’S STORY: The King family of Marion had discussed joining The HUB Recreation Center before it opened, but hadn’t quite made up their minds. It must have been fate that brought them to The HUB when they won a free one month membership at a Herrin House of Hope event. The family became […]

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HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Angel Prince

ANGEL’S STORY: On Sunday Angel Prince, 48, of Marion couldn’t have been more shocked and excited about placing 2nd in her division at our first ever indoor triathlon Tri The HUB. Prince, originally from Granite City, has been a runner most her life thanks to a mentor who told her she needed “something to strive […]

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Mary Russell Muchmore Walking the Indoor Track with Her Husband at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Mary Russell Muchmore

MARY RUSSELL’S STORY: A Navy kid from Long Beach, California, Mary Russell Muchmore is proud to call southern Illinois her forever home. She was a lifeguard growing up and taught swim lessons at a local country club, so it’s no surprise to catch her in the water a few times a week. She and her […]

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Small kids and tennis instructor The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Joe Pearce

JOE’S STORY: If you have ever had the chance to meet Joe Pearce of Marion, it won’t take you long to figure out the man lives and breathes tennis. His dad, Jim, got him involved at a very young age. Today, Joe plays competitive tennis, is a part of the United States Tennis Association, holds […]

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Norma Spees Swimming at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Norma Spees

NORMA’S STORY: It was just another Wednesday for Norma Spees of Marion, but in a matter of minutes, it wasn’t so typical anymore. The 79-year-old was in the middle of her aquatics class at The HUB when she got a funny feeling, so she took a break and stood along the side of the pool […]

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Paul DeMichele Swimming at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Paul DeMichele

PAUL’S STORY: Paul DeMichele was loving life. A scholarship recipient, he was preparing for his second semester at Eastern Illinois University. He was 19-years-old and on vacation with his family in Madison, Wisconsin when the accident happened. Paul fell water skiing, hit the left side of his neck on something, and suffered a blood clot […]

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