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December 2020 Member

December 2020 Member of the Month

Pearce Celebrates Steve Turner as our December Member of the Month!

Steve has been a member at Pearce since his childhood, sharing that some of his early memories of Pearce include playing basketball in the North Gym while his mother, Gisela, taught group exercise classes on the stage. Nowadays, you can find Steve using a variety of areas within our facility — most often the weight room, machine room, or cardio room.

Steve is a co-founder of FlexiSnake, and says that having a facility like Pearce here in Chillicothe helps him balance out his work days and keep the blood flowing.

“I love that Pearce is within walking distance from my office. Every day I take a break from work to decompress and lift weights. I have found that it helps keep my mind sharp. I’m more productive and focused throughout the work day to run our business.”

In addition to Steve’s frequent use of the facility, his wife, Jami, and two older children — Mackenzie (15) and Brody (11) all enjoy the programs and services that Pearce offer. Mackenzie and Brody recently received their Junior Fit Certifications, and Steve says he is looking forward to getting them into weightlifting. Steve and Jami also have a one-year-old, named Crew.

In his free time outside of Pearce, Steve enjoys watching the kids play sports. He mentioned that when he was younger, Brody participated in Youth Basketball at Pearce, which helped him prepare for the travel basketball and baseball teams he currently plays on.

Steve is also interested in aviation and is working towards obtaining his private pilot certification!

One of his favorite inspirational quotes is, “Sometime by losing a Battle you find a new way to win the War.”

Steve’s advice to fellow members is, “Everybody is busy, but committing even 20 minutes a day makes a big difference on your mental and physical health.”

Thank you, Steve, for carrying on the tradition of dedication, hard work, and community that Pearce is all about!