getting back on track.

Name:

Amanda

Age:

33

YMCA Member Since:

2009

After gradually becoming more and more sedentary (and looking the part), Amanda finally decided she’d had enough. She joined the YMCA because of its affordability, support system and family atmosphere (she’s a single mom). The results have been dramatic: she’s lost 80 pounds and become a fixture—and source of inspiration—at her local branch.

Pilates

Increase your core competency.

Zumba

Feel the rhythm. Feel the burn.

Personal Training

Maximum attention. Maximum results.

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building a foundation.

Name:

Malachai

Age:

10

YMCA Member Since:

2004

Malachai has been coming to the YMCA for literally half his life, so you could say he’s almost grown up here. That’s reflected in the way he now feels part of our family; everyone knows him by name. And whether he’s playing team sports (soccer is his current favorite) or just hitting one of the exercise machines, he’s learning a lifetime of healthy habits.

Teen Center

Cool down. Meet up. Hang out.

Basketball

One-on-one? Horse? Half-court or full?

Soccer

One word. GOOOAAALLL!

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being everyone’s big brother.

Name:

Andre

Age:

18

YMCA Member Since:

1996

Sometime in the fourteen years that Andre (aka "Slim") has been a YMCA member, he realized his main passion in life was helping children. Today, he’s served as a YMCA camp counselor for seven years, works as a lifeguard, volunteers for the Y For All Annual Giving Campaign (to which he donates $26 from his weekly paycheck), and even helps plan birthday parties for the Y’s younger members.

Camp Counselor

The funnest job you’ll ever love.

Y For All Annual Giving Campaign

Help us break down barriers and build up a community.

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finding strength in numbers.

Name:

Brad

Age:

30

YMCA Member Since:

2003

How many lives do you touch every year? For Brad, the answer is at least 700; that’s how many kids he takes to Flat Rock River YMCA Camp for his annual Outdoor Education trip. There, his sixth-graders get the chance to learn about science in an immersive, hands-on way. And, because it’s with the Y, they also learn something valuable about themselves.

Flat Rock River YMCA Camp

Pack your bags for a lifetime of memories.

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being a better mom.

Name:

Erin

Age:

31

YMCA Member Since:

2004

Too many people think of exercising as something you do solely for yourself. In truth, staying healthy also lets you do more for the people around you. Exhibit A: Erin. Her rigorous workout regimen (she’s competed in triathlons and marathons) gives her the energy to keep up with her three (very energetic) children. As she says, knowingly, “If mama isn’t happy, no one is happy.”

Group Exercise

Get in shape fast with one of the many fun-filled classes.

Child Watch

Get yourself some You Time.

Personal Training

Maximum attention. Maximum results.

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unplugging this summer.

Name:

Hannah

Age:

12

YMCA Member Since:

2006

Summer. For some kids it means an uninterrupted smorgasbord of TV, video games and...more TV. For Hannah and her siblings Jacob and Olivia, it means swimming, horseback riding and rock climbing—to name just a few of the things they do every year at camp. They’re having so much fun, we’re tempted not to tell them they’re also learning values and skills that’ll last a lifetime.

Flat Rock River YMCA Summer Camp

Pack your bags for a lifetime of memories.

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finishing 26.2 miles.

Name:

Tricia

Age:

39

YMCA Member Since:

2008

Completing a mini-marathon is a lofty goal for most people. For Tricia, it’s more of a halfway point. Since joining the Y, Tricia has lost six pant sizes in baby weight, raised $1000 for the Y For All Annual Giving Campaign, and, yes, completed two 26.2 marathons. There's no stopping her now.

Group Cycling

Put the pedal to the metal.

Spinning

The true cycling test.

Boot Camp

Get in shape fast. This is not a drill.

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never slowing down.

Name:

Moses

Age:

62

YMCA Member Since:

2006

It would have been easy for Moses to dial back his active lifestyle. A history of running marathons had taken its toll on his knees, and he was now facing a lengthy period of physical therapy. Instead, Moses turned to the Y, building back his strength with the help of our bikes, weight machines—and community. He was soon able to end his therapy, proving you can’t keep a good man (sitting) down.

Cardio / Weight Room

Build muscle. Build endurance. It all starts here.

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striking back at adversity.

Name:

Stephanie

Age:

36

YMCA Member Since:

2004

When Stephanie was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, an inherited disease that affects the muscles and heart, she could’ve easily let her condition keep her down. Instead, she’s fighting it head-on by staying active. Stephanie has found a welcoming, supportive community at the Y, and says she works out not only for herself—but also to inspire others. (Mission accomplished.)

Cardio / Weight Room

Build muscle. Build endurance. It all starts here.

Walk Campaign

Take steps for a good cause.

Marketing Board

Give back by helping us get the word out.

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being one of the guys.

Name:

Patrick

Age:

28

YMCA Member Since:

2006

For Patrick, what began as a simple place to work out has become a true community. Here, he’s formed lasting friendships with his fellow members, including a group he calls “The Y Guys.” Of course, he still hits the gym as hard as ever, which isn’t too surprising when you consider some of his other activities: mini-marathons and mixed martial arts competitions.

Member Experience Committee

Help us be better for you.

Abs Class

Go from zero to six-pack.

Aerobics

A classic for a reason.

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conquering the scale.

Name:

Trenda

Age:

26

YMCA Member Since:

2007

Losing weight requires more than just staying off the couch; you need a true support system. Trenda has certainly found that at the YMCA, making new friends and feeling like “a part of something bigger.” She’s also found a wide range of activities and classes that have helped her get healthier and gain confidence. And the weight loss part? An amazing 80 pounds (and counting).

Kickboxing:

It’s healthy aggression.

Zumba:

Feel the rhythm. Feel the burn.

Boot Camp:

Get into shape fast. This is not a drill.

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