Adrian and Marcela Porro and Joan Golembiewski have been neighbors in Schiller Park for more than fifteen years and friends for more than 25 years. “We share produce from each other’s gardens; we borrow tools and we know each other’s children as well as we know our own,” said Marcela. So when the Porros decided to adopt a regular workout routine and joined the Gottlieb Center for Fitness (GCFF), they purchased a trial membership for Joan as well.
“The one month membership was my Christmas present,” said Joan. GCFF was an instant hit and the three have worked out several times per week together and separately for the past three years.
Marcela was advised to increase her fitness by her physician, Richard Mattis, MD, internal medicine, at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “I needed to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol and also trim my weight,” said Marcela, a teacher at East Leyden High School. “I also suffer from asthma and improving my physical health would also improve my breathing.
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