Staying Active at the YMCA

Posted on: September 19, 2017

“It’s the camaraderie that keeps me coming back.”

“Water aerobics is perfect for my joints,” says Dee. “It’s an amazing total body workout.” Dee is a 61-year-old cancer survivor who has managed to stay active at the Y. She is quick to point out that the camaraderie here at the YMCA is amazing and keeps her coming back. She receives support from members and staff. She credits the Wellness Coach who helped her through her orientation with having a tremendous impact on her life. Dee’s friends from the Y kept pushing for her to return after surgery and to get back into her social groups even before she was able to resume her exercise routine.

It is not unusual to spot Dee in the lobby as part of our Knitting Club, with her knitting needles flashing nearly as brightly as her smile. She can be found in the pool taking class nearly every day. Dee also began taking our Adult Conditioning Class six months ago. She is actively recruiting new members to join her in the class. Dee says, “I love the Adult Conditioning Class. It is a topnotch class for anyone who hasn’t done free weights. I feel stronger and it’s fun.”

Dee is a constant source of encouragement and inspiration to other members.

The Y brings people together every day, providing opportunities to promote healthier decisions that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
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