This month we feature Allyne Cole, a long time MBS member whose lithe body and flowing blonde hair make her an attractive addition to our membership.
“I’ve been a member for almost 29 years,” the elementary school teacher says. “I started off taking every aerobics class that Michael taught in the old gym in our leg warmers and E.G. Smith slouch socks. Once the new facility opened, I became a spin-aholic and have also enjoyed Fotis’ boxing classes along with my weight training on the floor.”
Allyne says that MBS has been like family to her, a welcome haven when she faced the tragic passing of her mother.
“I was so embraced by fellow members, “she recalls. Allyne went through another challenging period when her beloved son, Seth, joined the Army Reserve and signed up to do a tour in Iraq which turned out to be a dangerous assignment. “Needless to say, that was a tough year for me but thanks goodness once again for my MBS family who supported me and listened to my fears.”
Seth is back home and trained with Fotis to get back into shape before becoming a police officer. He now teaches new recruits and also is a firearms instructor.
“To see Seth training with Fotis was like watching an SNL skit,” Allyne laughs. “The camaraderie and fun were infused into every workout.
“I would recommend MBS for a plethora of reasons. MBS is a community and family-oriented facility that invests in its members and often holds fundraising events to contribute to the wellbeing of others. Add to that, we have exceptional and knowledgeable instructors and trainers who are dedicated to improving both your physical and emotional health in a safe, friendly environment.