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Christine Griffin and Jenn Bennett in the fitness center

Christine Giffin

December 16, 2019
The staff at WellWorks has been inspired by Christine "Chris" Griffin and her wellness journey in the past year. We thought you may want to meet one of our stellar members. Here's her story: "I…
Fran Wymbs and Family

Fran Wymbs

October 16, 2019
Meet WellWorks Member, Fran Wymbs, an Assistant Professor at Ohio University.    Fran was initially nominated by a WellWorks staff member who cited Fran's dedication and friendly attit…
Kerri and Tim Yake, Sept/Oct 2019 Member Spotlight

Kerri and Tim Yake

September 3, 2019
Meet Kerri Yake, City of Athens employee and resident of Athens and her husband Tim Yake, Purchasing Commodity Manager at Ohio University.  Kerri and Tim both joined WellWorks in Fall 2018 to hel…
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August 14, 2019
WellWorks believes that wellness can help fuel us for a variety of adventures. Adventures come in all sorts of disguises...From climbing a mountain, to raising a toddler to recovering from an injury. …
Member Bri Dowler has used wellness as a way to increase her happiness and improve her overall health.

Bri Dowler

July 10, 2019
"I began my weight loss journey in 2014. I had always carried around 35-40 extra pounds, and as a mother of two I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. One of my doctors at the time had sugges…
Woman holding Baby alongside her Partner

Kaylee Wilkof

May 20, 2019
Kaylee Wilkof When Kaylee Wilkof participated in Healthy OHIO as a University spouse several years ago, she received test results that both saved and changed her life. As a result of her Healt…

November Member Story - Todd Fry

November 8, 2017
I moved to Athens ten years ago, after spending years weighing between 400 and 500 pounds. Early on after arriving in Athens I found the resources available at WellWorks for the physical part of my jo…