When Del Webb Southshore Falls resident Jan Miller decided she might feel better if she lost a little weight, she began exercising under the tutelage of Del Webb Southshore Falls Personal Trainer Deb Peterson.
Within a few months, Miller began to feel differently. Swimming, exercises and jogging were having an effect. As her conditioning improved, she was able to exercise longer, swim more, jog farther. Over the next 12 months she dropped more than 40 pounds.
And then it happened. She unleashed her inner triathlete.
She participated in local 5K runs at Gasparilla, Island Run and Shape Up For Summer.
In September she participated in her first triathlon and placed first in her age group.
“That was a wonderful feeling,” Miller said.
And it came with a big surprise. Her competitive time qualified her for the Florida State Senior Games in Lakeland in December. Her performance there could qualify her for the National Senior Games in Cleveland next July.
“It started out as a hobby and it’s turned into a passion,” Miller said. “The regular exercise has certain side effects that are invigorating. I feel healthier, I relax more easily, I enjoy every moment,” she said.
The competitive achievements have added a little more spring to her step too, she admits.
“I never really thought of myself as an athlete, but now that I know how good it feels I wish I’d been doing it all my life,” she said.
Some of the features of the 14,000-square-foot Wellspring Club at Del Webb Southshore Falls that help resident athletes train are a heated lagoon-style pool, a resistance-walking pool, an auxiliary pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, Internet café, billiards and game rooms, a grand ballroom, tennis, bocce ball and pickleball courts, and a putting green.
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About Del Webb
Del Webb, the pioneer of active adult retirement communities, is America’s leading builder of developments for people ages 55+. Since 1960, Del Webb has redefined retirement and retirement living by meeting the housing and lifestyle needs of the active Baby Boomer. Del Webb’s amenities and program offerings provide residents an engaging environment, which fulfills their creative, social, physical fitness and intellectual needs as they journey into the next chapter in their lives – whether it means retirement or still working. Del Webb has grown to more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 20 states. For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com. To learn more about how to plan a smart future, check out financial tools at delwebb.com/value.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is one of America’s largest home building companies with operations in approximately 60 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes and Del Webb, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide home buyers with innovative solutions and new homes designed for the way people actually live today. As the most awarded home builder in customer satisfaction, PulteGroup brands have consistently ranked among top home builders in third-party customer satisfaction studies.