The Y Gives Member a Sense of Community During Retirement Through Personal Training

Tom signed up for personal training, but found a friend and gym family.

Tom retired from full-time ministry on March 31, 2017. Looking for something to fill his days, he started visiting the Y and signed up for personal training with Baxter YMCA trainer Kaleb. Shortly after joining, Tom had to have knee surgery and spent... Read More

Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

Black history tells us that when it first emerged in the United States in 1852, the YMCA excluded blacks from membership in white branches. Although they were encouraged to form their own associations on "separate but equal" terms, it wasn’t as eas... Read More

Water Fitness Improves Randall’s Overall Health

Water Fitness classes gave Randall a community and improved his overall health

At the YMCA, everyone has their own journey, each one unique. Randall joined the Y and gained some unexpected benefits through water fitness classes at the Y. “I retired last spring and with the COVID 19 restrictions, I began looking for ways to e... Read More

Swim Lessons Give Mom Peace of Mind

Safety, Adaptability Highlight Private Swim Lesson Benefits

Rose is a spunky little girl with energy to spare. Her family, like many, lives in a neighborhood with a retention pond nearby. Knowing that Rose is active and has a tendency to wander, her mom, Liz, knew that swim lessons would be important. "I k... Read More

Mike Denton Relies On Routine

Making Positive Changes

MIKE DENTON AND MODERATION Mike Denton has been physically active his entire life. He also explains that he has never known moderation. Mike is a therapist and has worked in the field of addiction for years. "I myself am a recovering alcoholic. I a... Read More