Member stories

Our members come from all walks of life, and join Duke Health and Fitness Center for many different reasons. Learn what brought these members to our Center, and how we helped them achieve their health and fitness goals.

Controlling liver disease with extreme lifestyle changes

Jim Leak dramatically changed his sedentary lifestyle with the help of Duke Health and Fitness Center staff after being diagnosed with a serious liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH. Read his story.

Empty nesters rediscover rewards of active lifestyle

When Jonathan Giles and Karen Steinour found themselves with an empty nest and extra time on their hands, exercise became a healthy way to fill the gap. Read their story

Longtime nurse is back on her feet

Exercise rehabilitation at the Duke Health and Fitness Center helped Cindy McAbee regain her strength after hip replacement, and again after treatment for sarcomaRead her story.

Staying healthy at the gym

Peggy Alexander joined the Duke Health and Fitness Center 15 years ago to stay healthy and take care of herself. There she finds support and camaraderie from the expert staff and the friends she has made. Read her story.