"After working in construction and suffering an injury requiring surgery, my husband decided to go back to school to become an IT professional. As a homeschooling family, with four very social and active kids, it was difficult to make ends meet. I am thankful we were able to join the Y as a family despite our financial struggles. Thanks to YMCA Strong Kids, our kids were able to take swimming lessons, make many friends and learn new skills through the Y programs.
My husband also realized that exercise was essential to success in his studies and faithfully went to the Y throughout the week (and still does!). He graduated at the top of his class, found a great job he loves, and has never been stronger. Working out has become a natural, essential part of his routine.
And finally, I can’t forget me! As a homeschooling mom I am very busy and it’s often hard to make time to exercise. I love that I can trust the Y staff with my children while I am running on the track or at a class as I can then focus on myself for a just a little while. Working out has helped me keep up with my every day physical demands and has also greatly improved my mood and outlook on life. I am forever grateful to the Y and the impact it has had on my family’s health, education and well being.”