Progress is looking good! With your help we may be able to push it over the edge!
My Health and Fitness Journey and the “Y” Behind it All…
Being a part of our Y is many things for many people. For me, it’s my second home.
When I joined the Y 1993 I’d recently moved into the area and had begun a family. My sons Max and Sam learned to swim beginning with the Me and My Baby aqua classes at just one year old! I loved taking the Hip Hop class but eventually found my true passion for exercise in Shelley’s Body Sculpt class (still on the schedule, same time too!); but it was really my dad who inspired me to learn more about health and fitness and even more importantly, to help others.
My dad died of a heart attack when he was 43 years old and I was only 17. As I got older and thought about my loss, I realized how exercise can have a positive effect on diseases like my dad's. It was then that I decided that I could make a difference. Now, every time I meet a member I hope that I can, in some way, help them with their health and fitness journey. Whether it’s explaining the equipment, describing our fantastic classes, or encouraging someone to not give up, I love coming to the Y every day and helping others find a fun, exciting and new path to good health.
Our work with youth, families and adults is very important. We are raising money to directly help provide children and their families in our neighborhoods quality care and education along with nurturing and highly-skilled staff at our childcare sites. I know that every penny will go directly to that mission! Let’s challenge ourselves and raise even more this year so we can help even more families!