Member Spotlight

Mary Leuzinger

About Mary:

  • Mary loves doing Aqua classes at the Y.
  • She and her husband visit Australia every year! In her picture she is scratching a wombat in Tasmania, Australia. 
  • She has been a member of the Athens Y for 6 years.

Why She Loves the Y:

Mary just completed the Indoor Triathlon in March! Here is what she had to say about her fantastic experience: 

"I want to express my thanks for the idea of the March mini-triathlon. I am 68 and have been active in Aqua classes for many years. While those classes certainly meet my need for flexibility, ...participating in the recent triathlon [has] stretched my fitness in a different way.

I have atrial fibrillation and am using medicines that keep my heartbeat low - thus it is sometimes that I don't get [my heartbeat] as high as my doctor recommends. With the triathlon events my heart rate went and stayed over 100. I practiced each event throughout March... When I completed the 3 events toward the end of the month it was good to see that I had improved a lot. 

This event meant a lot to [me]."

Way to go, Mary!!!

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