MARY JARRELL’S STORY: Overcoming obstacles and pushing past her limits is the best way to describe 52-year-old Mary Jarrell’s story. She, her husband and their two granddaughters became Hubbers back in April when she was able to take advantage of our one dollar enrollment fee. “The HUB is the greatest things that’s happened to Marion,” Jarrell insisted.
Living with an unstable spine, Jarrell could barely walk a mile in an hour when she started walking the track here at The HUB. “It’s safe, you don’t have to worry about the weather and there’s childcare. What more could you ask for?” said Jarrell. Now, her granddaughters are able to socialize and enjoy themselves in The HUB Kids Club four or five times a week, while Jarrell is able to walk 3.5 miles in an hour and half.
“Sometimes you have to push through the pain to feel better,” explained Jarrell. She says now, if she’s not able to make it to The HUB to walk, she finds herself in a foul mood. “It makes you feel so much better,” she said. When Jarrell pulls in to the parking lot of The HUB, it feels like home. Since starting at The HUB, Jarrell says her new lifestyle has even motivated her doctor to participate in a “Couch to 5K” program.
Jarrell says the employees here are great. “I’m always greeted by a smile and a good-morning from Jaimie,” she said. She appreciates the variety of people here at The HUB and the fact that everyone does their own thing. “Everybody should just tour the facility if nothing else,” she added.
The HUB Team would like to say CONGRATS to Mary for pushing past her limits and making changes towards a life of better health and wellness!