“My name is Aryn. Growing up, I struggled to be healthy and “Find my Purpose”, so to speak. I was never healthy and always overweight. When I attended Tabor College, I started to realize I wanted to get healthier, yet I still struggled. It wasn’t until I came back to Hesston after graduating that I realized I HAD to get healthy and couldn’t make excuses anymore. In January of 2017, I made the same New Year’s resolution that millions of others made. If it weren’t for the Wellness Center, I couldn’t have stuck to this resolution. It was an environment that I enjoyed going to because of the employees and the members from the community who would be there as well. With a community like Hesston, those relationships are not just a “passing by” relationship. They continue to grow each time you talk with them and see them. I dropped 50 pounds and realized that I wanted to help others on their journey as well, knowing just how hard it was.
I landed my dream job and am now a Wellness Coordinator. I work with 1,100 companies across the United States to implement corporate wellness programs. Two years ago, this job wasn’t even a reality with the weight I was at. I have always said that if it wasn’t for the Wellness Center, I wouldn’t have realized my purpose and would still be unhappy. Although I now live in Wichita, I have continued my passion for the gym and helping others.
I want to thank everyone there, and encourage you guys to continue running a great program with great facilities and employees!”