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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 Hubbers in December 2014 and started using the facility as soon as it opened. Dan enjoys weightlifting, cardio, and high intensity circuits while his wife Alana likes to walk the track and complete circuits on the machines. Their sons, Austin and Colten, love to swim and play games like ping-pong in the youth center and have both participated in HUBballers and Youth Speed and Agility Training. “It’s good and fun and gives us muscles and speed,” the boys explained.

You can usually find the four of them here at The HUB two or three times a week. They’ve been using the facility for a year now and together, Dan and Alana have lost nearly 100 pounds. “Before, I was worn out, tired and had a lot of anxiety,” explained Dan. “A lot of that disappeared when I lost the weight. Now, I have a lot of energy to do things with my kids and for my church,” he added. Thanks to The HUB, Dan says he’s been able to hit personal milestones such as lifting more weight than he was ever able to in college, and that keeps him motivated.

The family says they have tried a number of other workout facilities, but nothing compares to what The HUB has to offer. They describe the facility as being family-friendly and believe it’s easy to stay active with the variety of programs, classes and services available. Now, the King family is training to run a 5K together later this year. “If we can do it, anyone can do it,” Alana insisted.

Congratulations to Dan and Alana for losing nearly 100 pounds! Thank you for sharing your story! We hope families just like yours will find the inspiration to live a more healthy and active lifestyle, together.

Check out their before and after pictures!     Dan, 36     Alana, 35     Colten, 8     Austin, 9

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