Multisport fitness attracts those willing to give athleticism another try

TRAVERSE CITY — The name “Tri Again Fitness” isn’t mere wordplay. People rise, fall, fail, put on a few pounds, get divorced, try again.

It’s the trying again that matters, for body, soul and Rebecca Venticinque. She started her business with her husband, Tony, after a divorce and having four children in five years took a physical toll.

“My kids don’t even recognize old pictures of me,” said Venticinque, 39. The Traverse City resident met Tony on the triathlon circuit downstate; both were drawn to the sport where contending with weakness is a part of every race.

Original article written by Allison Batdorff of the Traverse City Record-Eagle