DeKalb Medical Wellness Center
DeKalb Medical President and Chief Executive Officer and Wellness Center Member
According to John Shelton, The Wellness Center is a great place to work out. Sure, he may be a little biased given his high-ranking position with DeKalb Medical but it’s true he really works out here. “I really enjoy using The Wellness Center. It’s got all the fitness equipment that I need to stay in shape.” His usual spot is on the treadmill right in front of the widescreen television that has ESPN playing all day.
“It’s nice to have a facility located right on the North Decatur Campus of DeKalb Medical. It’s so convenient for our employees to use.” Many employees are members. In fact, The Wellness Center offers great discounts for all DeKalb Medical employees, volunteers and physicians and their staffs.
So, the next time you’re working out, feel free to strike up a conversation with the fellow on the treadmill next to you. It just might be John!
Robert and Phil Levetan
Wellness Center Members
You may tell them apart by remembering that Robert has the beard and Phil is married to Liane, but no matter how you remember them, you WILL remember the Levetan brothers!
Active in gymnastics years ago, Robert (or maybe Phil!) decided it was time to get back into exercising. “Other clubs didn’t click,” says Robert the research chemist, “but this place is inexpensive and requires no commitment. It has a nice atmosphere, there’s a nice mix of people, no ‘show offs.’” He says this with a sly smile because Robert, who along with Phil, does 300 repetitions of chin-ups twice a week in addition to walking the track and using the weight machines. No, really...300.
“If Bob sees someone not using a machine properly, he’ll show them,” says Phil.
“Well, people have shown me so I’ll pass it on,” responds Robert. “He’s my brother; I have to take care of him (smile).”
“He pushes me,” Phil agrees. “Our contemporaries are in wheelchairs and walkers. Unless you keep active mentally and physically, that’s where you might end up, too.”
Phil reveals their secrets: “We both eat a handful of vitamins in the morning and we stay away from fat.”
“This facility is comfortable and nice and people are serious - everyone is trying to do something healthy,” says Robert. “We’re all here trying to stay healthy,” echoes Phil. “And it’s working!” says Robert (or maybe Phil!).
Sarah S. Wyatt
Wellness Center Member
We caught up with Sarah one morning after her regular workout (from 5:30 - 7:30 a.m.) to see what she had to say about The Wellness Center.
“I joined The Wellness Center and I’m glad I did because my blood pressure and cholesterol levels have decreased. I am taking swimming classes with Debbie Vinson and I come to the Center at least two to three times a week. Also, I have gone from seven minutes on the elliptical machine to 30 minutes! The more I use the machines, the more comfortable I feel and I can stay on the machine longer. I use the stationary bike and the weights, too. Then I walk around the track 15 times (to equal one mile) and then cool down.
What I enjoy about coming to The Wellness Center at DeKalb Medical is that everyone has been courteous, nice and friendly. The employees are always there to help with any problem.
I feel wonderful after my swimming lessons and after I work out on the machines, I have so much energy. I feel great after my workout!"