Climbing To The Top
Sometimes the best stories are the most simple. Take John Vessel, for example, a Galowich Family YMCA member. John, the humble guy that he is, insists his story is “nothing elaborate or anything.” In a span of seven months, John, at age 44, lost over 60 pounds, and gradually worked his way to top physical form. He says his routine is pretty basic: He lifts weights and does some cardio. Not much more to it.
Like I said, John is a humble guy.
In late 2012, he realized he needed to live a healthier lifestyle, and put his Y membership to use.
“I thought, ‘I’ve got to give this a shot. I’m not getting any younger,’” he said.
John started swimming up to a mile a day—before ditching the lap pool for the wellness center, where he could do his cardio and listen to his iPod (“I couldn’t have done it without music.”).