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Success

Success stories are at the heart of what we do. We hope you will find inspiration in each and every success we feature here. Do you have a success story to share? Contact us today by submitting your story through the form on our contact page.

In Loving Memory of Jenney Coberly 1951-2018

Jenney was an avid cyclist who used and loved riding her e-bike for only a few months as her health and fitness waned during treatment for stage 4 uterine serous carcinoma at Anschutz Cancer Center. I have wonderful memories of riding with her on our favorite 40-mile loop and Bear Creek Lake Park. She was…

Member Spotlight: Mario R.

My journey to weight loss started in January 2015.  I was tired of being tired and having no energy. I was full of excuses and I had no one to blame but myself.  It all boiled down to me being lazy. I had given up on myself. I then decided it was time to do…

Success Story: Ellen M.

It was supposed to be a normal day.  I was supposed to get my MRI scan, then the results from my neuro-oncologist. She would let me know everything was stable and would schedule another scan in three months. I knew the drill. This time, I, unfortunately, was informed the brain tumor was growing and I…

Member Spotlight: Rafael Torres

We’re celebrating our Everyday Heroes in May. Read more about CU Officer and Anschutz Health and Wellness Center member, Rafael Torres. How long have you been a member of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? “Since October of 2017.” Why did you join the Center? “I joined the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center…

Why Having Great Posture Isn’t Necessarily So Great

When I begin working with a new client, they will almost invariably put on their “best posture,” or, if not that, will tell me what awful posture they have.  The truth is I really don’t care about what their posture looks like.  I care about how their individual body segments function as a unit, and,…

Struggling to reach your goals? Get curious.

When I first started studying with Judith Aston, the creator of Aston Kinetics I was struck with her approach to the challenges with which her students or clients presented her. “Hmmm…” she would say. “I’m curious if…” And then she would proceed to deconstruct a complex task into smaller pieces- always from the position of…

Member Spotlight – Betty Heimansohn

I became a member of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center close to two years ago. I was desperately trying to find a solution to my weight problem – I was having trouble sleeping and generally just not feeling good and was at my highest weight. I was hoping for some diet pills from my…

Wellness Success: Bill’s New Way

Imagine that your survival relies on daily insulin, Humalog, and Lantus doses, plus four blood pressure medications, and a prescription to control cholesterol levels. Each day is a struggle of balancing food, health, work, life, stress, and knowing that your medications are just barely holding things together for you. That’s survival, but that’s not the…

The Surprising Benefits of Power Lifting at Any Age

When you think of a powerlifter, what comes to mind? If you’re like most, an Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque bodybuilder is probably the first image that pops into your head. You wouldn’t instantly think it was something a grandmother would be doing, would you? Granted, Maria Portelli, isn’t your typical grandmother, but she’ll tell you that powerlifting…

3 Months to Reset a Life

Shukrallah Abdelrazeq is a successful audiologist with the New York City Department of Education and a father of two with a loving and supportive wife. The stress of his job in Brooklyn was making his health and weight a problem. As he watched the scale creep toward 400 pounds, Shukry knew he needed a change…

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