Jill Winters Story

Woo! Come on! 

I met Jill probably about 14 or 15 years ago-- 

Good, you got it. 

In a group fitness setting. 

Relieving that stress on a Wednesday. 

And in the beginning she was very wobbly. I mean, I've tried to help her and let her modify as much as possible. 


The equilibrium is way off. 

Good job. Come on. 

You want people to feel comfortable and you want them to get the most out of the club. 

If you make a connection with your instructor, that makes you work harder. 

Push, push, push. 

And she's a front row person, too, so we've always had that front row connection. 

Each person is so individual. And that's how they treat you there at Life Time. 


It was in the summer of 1990 when I had the accident. Girlfriend of mine and I were going to work out then. She swerved and a one ton flatbed truck hit my side. The frame of the car bent and caused me a severe closed head injury. I was in a coma for 2 and 1/2 weeks where they removed the scarred brain tissue because the accident gave me epilepsy. They figured if they remove the scarred brain tissue, that that would eliminate the seizures. I was having five a day. Then I had the brain surgery. That corrected a lot, but it didn't eliminate it. 

To see her now, where she is doing yoga and doing poses I don't think I could do because I don't do yoga enough, but she's amazing. But in the beginning, she did have to have one hand on the wall to be able to balance herself. 

Since my balance is so off, and I can't do, a lot of times, my upper body and lower body at the same time. I just lighten the resistance a lot and just go 500,000 miles an hour. And it's just perfect. You know, you just do what you can. 

When she's really into something, she just commits all the way on what she does. And that, to me, is what people are missing. 

You did so many more things. 

One thing that the accident made me look at is that you might die tomorrow, so just be happy and do the best that you can. 

She's always in a good mood. I don't think I've ever seen Jill in a bad mood. Seeing her spirit, I think getting on a consistent program, and how much she loves Life Time, has made a huge difference. 

I feel very at home there. That's my family. That's who I want to be surrounded by all the time. 


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