The Taylor Family
In December of 2013 Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor decided it was time for their family to make some healthy life changes and join a gym. Both are former college athletes; Bryant played football at Virginia Tech and Elizabeth was a cheerleader her freshman year at JMU. So they had a good idea of what they were looking for. Their family preferred a relaxing and friendly atmosphere where pounding out weight repetitions and the pressure to compete was not prevalent. They tried a few free week trials at other fitness facilities in the area, but found the perfect fit for their family at the Wellness Center in January of 2014.
With two small children, Alexander 3 years old and Brynn 1 year old, the Taylor’s saw Kids Klub as a huge benefit to their family membership. They feel as though all of the Kids Klub staff are fantastic! And that the interaction, reading, coloring and playing with the children is what makes their kids run into the Wellness Center and into Kids Klub. They consider the time that they have to work out and relax, while their children are enjoying Kids Klub as a big blessing. Additionally, the Taylor’s note that part of their feeling so welcome at the Wellness Center is due to the friendliness of the staff and the special welcome they re-ceive from front desk receptionist Barbara Goins.
Elizabeth started taking classes as soon as they joined and Zumba was her favorite until she tried Metabolic Meltdown. She quickly learned about weight training and the importance of proper technique and form. Elizabeth focused on loosing weight and toning her body, but it was not so much about a number. Most importantly she wanted to feel and look good in her clothes. She also wants to be a healthy role model for her daughter.
Bryant enjoys the relaxed atmosphere at the Wellness Center. He uses a variety of machines on the fitness floor but prefers to do cardio on the elliptical and strength training with free weights. He also enjoys playing basketball, and swimming, but most importantly he enjoys the hot tub!
Bryant owns an online golf cart business that specializes in parts and accessories, and Elizabeth works as a stay at home mom for Zander and Brynn. While they have worked hard and experienced much business success, they agree that having close family and friend relationships is what is most important and what they are most proud of.
Bryant and Elizabeth inspire one another to be the best that they can be; the best Individually, the best relationally and the best parents. They are also inspired by members at the Wellness Center who overcome fears and push towards goals and personal growth. In keeping those relationships strong, Bryant recently encouraged his mom and brother to re-join the Wellness Center.
Congratulations to Bryant, Elizabeth, Alexander and Brynn Taylor for being our December Members of the Month!