Anupa Smit

“You are overweight.” I will never forget hearing those words come from my doctor. As someone who has always been fairly active, I never thought I would ever become overweight. After having three children and gaining more than 60 pounds, I decided that I needed to make some changes. I’d attended a birthday party at…

Janis Bond’s Success Story

Tennis has been my passion since the age of 13, playing competitively through my high school and college years. Except for injury time-off, I have not stopped playing. I captained a women’s 4.5 USTA league team for sixteen years, traveled to many 4.5 national championships, placing as high as 2nd in 2004. In addition, I…

Rahul Gupta’s Success Story

Rahul Gupta joined the Pike Creek Fitness Club in 2006 based on the fitness opportunities for the children. When Pike Creek closed its doors in 2008, Rahul followed Hockessin Athletic Club to its new location in Tweeds Park. In the newly built Hockessin Athletic Club, he strived to keep the kids in the fitness classes…

Mike Alfree’s Success Story

Before I started running in 2011, I never worked out. I would join a gym and go only once or twice then quit. I couldn’t find an exercise that I enjoyed. I was 50 pounds heavier than I am today and I knew I needed to do something about it. I heard friends and others…

Pedro Toala’s Success Story

written by Bettinita Harris Pedro Toala maneuvers his wheelchair into the personal training studio at the Hockessin Athletic Club. “Hello, Pedro,” says personal trainer Kristi Leigh-Morgan as she scurries around the studio gathering four Plyo Safe boxes that when put together act as a makeshift therapy table. “How are you feeling today?” Pedro flashes his signature…

Dream Big

A compelling story of one of our own HAC Youth and Adult Yoga Instructors. Lori Yingling shares her experience in how she has benefited from participating in Adult Dance classes at HAC. written by Lori Yingling The Beginning For as long as I have known my best friend, Jennifer, she has always talked about taking…