My Y Story: Mary

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“I am finally doing something for myself and because of that, I’m on the road to improved self-confidence.”

For Mary, the YMCA is a place where she feels part of a community. She especially enjoys participating in the many free group exercise classes that the Y offers. Mary says she feels comfortable knowing she can reach her health and wellness goals in an atmosphere that’s helpful and fun. “All of the trainers are welcoming and supportive,” she says. “They are full of information and are always willing to share it.”

From Zumba to BODYPUMP and everything in between, Mary says every group exercise class she’s tried has been a great experience. “The classes are awesome, and I have learned so many different things from each instructor.” Mary also appreciates the Y’s free child watch, which gives her the time she needs to reach her fitness goals while her children have fun and make new friends in a safe environment. “Child watch is wonderful. My girls love all the staff.”

Most of all, the Y is the place where Mary can learn, grow, and accomplish new goals. “I’ve never been this happy,” she says. “I am finally doing something for myself and because of that, I’m on the road to improved self-confidence.”

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