Success Stories

Getting Strong Now

The most common reason why people initially engage in a fitness routine is weight loss.  While the need to “drop a few pounds” will always drive a large percentage of new memberships, for many, getting bigger and/or stronger is the end game.  But where does one start, especially if they don’t have experience in strength training?  

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Success Story: Tessa Rae Fullmer

A fitness journey that started with a gift membership has taken Tessa Rae Fullmer (22) farther than she ever imagined.  In December 2016, Tessa received a 3-month membership to Club Julian as a Christmas present from her mom, Thelma Fullmer.  In 2017, she embarked on her fitness journey at CJ with an intense focus on …

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Thank You for Another Great Year!

The end of the year is always a great time to reflect on accomplishments and refocus on goals.  At Club Julian, 2019 represented our 28th year of service as the North Hills premier full-service fitness facility, and we are proud of what we were able to achieve this year from several different perspectives including facility …

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Club Julian’s Rising Runners Go the Distance!

This group of gym-goers became more like family when they decided to start doing their early morning workouts together. Read on to see the adventures of the Rising Runners!

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Success Story: Robbie Netz

When Robbie Netz (27) of Cranberry decided that he needed to make a change to improve his health and quality of life, he had the necessary motivation and joined Club Julian.

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Success Story: Gayle M.’s Journey

Coming off of a back surgery in 2010, Gayle Mammay weighed the heaviest she had ever been, had never exercised regularly, and knew something had to change. Read more about her life-changing transformation here!

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Success Story: Melody M. is Dancing Her Way to Fitness!

Fitness goals are different for everyone. Some people aim to lose weight. Others work on building strength. And some people – like Club Julian member Melody M. – prefer to dance their way to fitness!

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Success Story: Lauren C. Takes Her Workouts to the Limit!

When Lauren joined Club Julian in March 2016, she was hoping to make a few lifestyle changes and lose a couple pounds – then she became pregnant with twins. Read on to see how this mom incorporated fitness into her pregnancy up until the last minute.

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Success Story: Bonnie Hamrahi is Going Strong at 76

At a time in life when many women decide to take it easy, Club Julian’s Bonnie Hamrahi is taking her fitness to the next level. At age 76, she is shattering personal bests in the weight room as well as various stereotypes relating to aging, metabolism and the value of strength training for women.

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