September 2022 - Members of the Month

Dee Grubert

Member of the Month

Congratulations Dee!!

Dee has been a member since Roots opened and continues to support our group fitness. She consistently takes  4-5 classes per week. Strong, Body Combat and Body Pump are some of her favorites. This grandmother of 4 contributes to her health goals by taking these challenging inspirational classes with amazing instructors. 

Way to go Dee!! We are so lucky to have a member like you, thank you for your continued support. 

Nominate a member for our "Member of the Month" program & their fitness story will be featured in our Tinkle Times and on our website so that their story may inspire others, just like they inspired you! 

Monthly winners will be chosen by Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center Staff and announced at the beginning of the month. Winners will also receive an exclusive MOTM long sleeve shirt to represent their status of well-being! To be featured, member would have to agree to accept the award! The next winner might even be YOU!

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Nickname: DeeDee


Hometown:  Westfield, MA


What brought you to Roots Aquatics & Fitness Center?  I came to Roots for the amazing group fitness classes and instructors. 


What do you do outside of RAAFC? I spend time with children and grandchildren 

What is something we might not know about you? I've worked in the medical field for over 20 years.


What is your favorite New England Summer activity?  I enjoy walking the beach, hiking and attending outside music venues. 

What’s your favorite Group Exercise/workout class? Can't pick just one, but I love Strong Pump and Body Combat!

What is your greatest achievement in the gym so far?  By doing the combination of classes I have increase strength and cardiovascular. 

What is one goal you have at RAAFC and what have you been doing to work on it? At 59 to stop muscle and bone loss by making sure I am participating in weight class as Body Pump  2-3 a week. 

What motivates or inspires you?  Surrounding myself with positive people and open mind to try new things. 

What’s your best tip for new members? To try all that the gym has to offer and find what works for you. Keep an open mind don't be hard on yourself.