On February 6th Eugene had a heart attack and went through 36 rehab sessions to get back into shape after being in a hospital. In July 2015 Eugene decided to join the Y to stay healthy. He is a member at the Y in Dane County in Wisconsin where he currently lives but in the colder months visits Arizona.  When he visit in Arizona he goes to the Ross Farnsworth-East Valley YMCA to continue his healthy lifestyle.

His workout contains 20 minutes on the cross trainer, 20 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes of weigh lifting, 4-5 times a week. This workout provides a balance of cardio and strengthening to help Eugene in his recovery process.

His doctor recommended he loses about 100lbs; to date he has lost 55 lbs. Eugene shared, that he has not only lost weight, but his cholesterol numbers dropped about 100 points from before the heart attack.

Eugene enjoys coming to the Y, he shared how at the Ross Farnsworth-East Valley YMCA, he gets to look out the window during his workout and enjoy the scenery.  It’s a great facility, clean and a very friendly atmosphere.  Without the Y he would not be where he is today in his recovery process.