"I have transformed from an individual with sporadic work out habits to a person with a commitment to exercise and healthy living. I was so inspired by the atmosphere that I became a lifeguard (at age 30) so I could be employed at the Y (and I was). Although over the years my relationship with the Y has changed (member to staff to member) my commitment has never wavered. I originally joined 22 years ago when I was newly married for the fitness programming but it has been the people at the Y, both the members and staff that has made the real impact on my life- and my families too! Through these relationships I have found my second family at the Y and it has provided the fun and productive healthy environment I had always been searching for. My daughters who are now in university grew up at the Y and found their love of sport here. Now that my girls are in university and members of their respective varsity squads they continue to hold Y memberships to further their athletic training in the off season. Fitness has become engrained in my family’s lifestyle; in an era where one’s health has become a serious issue I truly believe this is the greatest gift one can give- the gift of health. Thank you YMCA for my gift."
- Pam's Y Story