Haselwood Family YMCA
Kent led an extraordinary life, traveling abroad with his girlfriend, developing his love for art, dining on rich cuisine. And then came New Years Eve 2011, and a heart attack.
"I spent 22 hours in the hospital and racked up a $132,000 medical bill," he says. "At that point I had to make the decision, 'Am I going to continue like this or am I going to take control of my life?'"
Kent threw away all the food in his house and adopted a vegan lifestyle, introduced to him by his daughter, Teal. And he began coming to the Y nearly everyday. Doing everything from yoga to spin class, he does cardio workouts at least five days per week, and strength training three days per week. Since becoming a member he has lost more than 35 pounds, and says he hasn't felt this good since his thirties.
"There would be a void the size of Texas (in my life) without this place," he says. "The Y is at the foundation of my success."