The Mettler Release
Be Inspired by Our Members

One of the best aspects of owning a business is getting to know your customers. We all have a story to share with others. Over the next couple months we will share the inspiring stories of a few of our extraordinary members.

This month, we're excited to introduce Gillian Dabrowski and share her accomplishments, upcoming engagements, and her positive, uplifting attitude. If you know someone whose story could be featured, please mention it to one of our staff members.

Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
I Feel Happy When I Exercise!

"I Feel Happy When I Exercise!"  

The Special Olympics of Illinois has announced 15 athletes that have been selected for the Special Olympics Team USA. These individuals will join over 400 other athletes as they represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games being held on July 25-Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.

Mettler Center member, Gillian Dabrowski (age 22) will be one of these athletes. She will be running the 800 (her specialty), the 4x1, and throwing shot-put. On July 19th she will make the trip out to Los Angeles for the World Games. "My goal is to pick up my knees and come home with gold medals."

Qualifying for these games is not easy. You have to place gold to keep moving up at the sectional and regional level. Gillian has been placing gold in the Illinois Special Olympics for the last 14 years! "The 800 is a sprint for her, and she doesn't get tired," comments her older sister Elizabeth.

Gillian's love of movement started when she was very young and got involved with the Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation. Within CUSR she explored a variety of activities with the organization including but not limited to: swimming, track, softball, basketball, and snowshoeing.

When Gillian isn't training for her upcoming events you may see her working at the local Goodwill, getting her favorite Chinese food with family, or in one of the many Mettler Center group exercise classes. Gillian attends Cycling and Fusion with her sister and she "loves" frequenting Flex & Flow, her favorite class, with her mom, Melinda.

Research says the most successful exercisers are intrinsically motivated. Gillian exercises because, "It's fun to hang out with people and you get fit while doing it!" What more could you ask for than to truly appreciate the gift of movement? Gillian is a perfect example of having a positive attitude as you stay active. The advice she would give to those who struggle to remain committed to exercise is this: "You can do it. You need to exercise every day. Keep trying a little bit at a time." Gillian sums it up best when she says, "I feel very happy when I exercise!"

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Mettler Center will be closing early Friday, July 3rd at 6pm.


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Success Story

"I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees.


A recent flare-up required me to use a walker. I visited two surgeons who confirmed the cartilage in both knees was non-existent.


One recommended total replacement, the other suggested physical therapy as a means to avoid surgery for the present time.


Choosing Mettler Center was a good decision. Being assigned to work with physical therapist Ben Kim was even better. Ben is incredible. He understands his patients needs and really works hard to make certain you understand your condition along with everything you must do to improve. He inspires trust and confidence.


I am now walking without the aid of a cane, and have transitioned to working with a trainer. Mettler Center and Ben were the perfect fit for me."


- Deb Salman

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