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Get Healthy Now Wellness Center Member of the Month - August

Congratulations: Kevin!

 

Congratulations to Kevin Bauman for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for August. This month’s theme is Healthy Relationships. Keep reading to learn more about how Kevin uses healthy relationships to keep him motivated while pursuing his health journey.

Kevin has worked at U of L for 2 years, both professionally and as an MBA student and will graduate this December. He is the Senior Director of Development in the University Advancement department at the College of Business. His favorite hobbies are traveling, golfing, seeing friends and working out at GHN. Kevin also enjoys a good shrimp/crab/lobster boil and cheering on his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.

Kevin’s consistent visits to GHN allowed him to increase his Bench-Press max weight from 225 lbs. to 230 lbs. and Squat max weight from 215 lbs. to 225 lbs. In the last 6 months, he also started focusing on his diet by calorie counting, balancing meals with protein and veggies and timing meals to boost his metabolism. Kevin’s dedication to his new diet resulted in him losing 6.5 lbs. (3.3% of his bodyweight) in the last month.

In relation to August’s wellness theme of Healthy Relationships, Kevin credits his good friend and workout partner, Nick Yoko, for holding him accountable every day to achieve his wellness goals. Kevin and Nick have been high school buddies in Texas and they both reunited at U of L. They both enjoy being outdoors and accomplish more when physically fit. Last year, they both climbed Mt. Elbert, which is the second tallest peak in the U.S. In addition to Nick, Kevin acquired healthy relationships by teaming up with other friends for GHN’s March Madness Challenge and participating in Incycle Classes.

What’s on Kevin’s “Bucket List”? He feels a commercial space flight should be possible in his lifetime. He said, “If my grandparents can go from horse and buggy to flying across the Pacific… a walk in space is definitely on my bucket list.”

Hip-hip-hooray to August’s Member of the Month, Kevin Bauman!

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