Karen K

Posted on September 15th, 2014 | By:

Branch: Central

The YMCA has been an important in my life for many years. When my kids were little, we always had a Y membership. My daughter and son took swimming lessons, played basketball on Y leagues, took dance lessons, and went to preschool at the Y. Open swim on Friday nights was a big part of our family weekend. Now, my kids have their own Y membership and their kids are actively involved.

Personally, the Y has been an important part of my physical fitness program through-out much of my life. I’ve been involved in weight training classes, step classes, line dancing, swimming and aerobics.

Due to my recent divorce, I am in a financially tough situation. However, I never wanted to lose my ability to work out. Through your generosity, I am able to get back into the Y and exercise again. I have had my membership for almost a year and I am very determined to get back in shape. I attend the Central Branch Y three times a week for three different classes. I am in Zumba on Monday nights, TNT Tuesdays and Bootcamp Thursdays. I enjoy the variety of classes so much! I’m feeling better, have lost 10 lbs and dropped a whole clothing size! I’m eating better and my overall health and well being has improved.

I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity. You have given me a chance to take care of myself again. Although this membership is for my physical body, my weekly routine has helped my mental well-being also.

Thank you so much!