Member of the Month
I have been a member of the Y for the past six months. I wanted to get some exercise routine back into my life after a neck injury. My favorite activity is the water aerobic class. I also really enjoy Active Older Adult Group at the Y. I love the camaraderie and the encouragement I receive from my swim class buddies. A few of the staff have become her friends, too.
I joined they Y six months ago after noticing lower back pain and pain in my legs. My favorite thing to do at the Y is to use the pools and participate in the senior classes. Utilizing the pools and participating in the senior classes have really helped me through this painful time. I keep coming back to the Y because I enjoy the support from the Y employees, their support is very helpful and everyone is so kind.
I have been a member of the Y for four years. I joined the Y for the nice facility, the variety of equipment, the different classes offered and the full day Childcare facility. I keep coming back to the Y because I feel comfortable and know the people.
My favorite thing at the Y was the 3-year old preschool class. I had nice teachers, learned lots of new things, and made new friends. I keep coming back to the Y because I enjoy swimming, playing sports and making new friends in the child watch room. My role models are my teachers, because they have taught me a lot of new things!
I joined the Y back in 1980 for the variety of equipment, the cheerful setting and the opportunity to participate in a regular exercise program. My favorite thing to do at the Y is use the fitness center. The new weight and cardio machines are great. I also enjoy the social setting of meeting new people as well as seeing friends on a daily basis. Our YMCA would not be here without the generous efforts and donations of many.
I joined the Y two years ago for the daycare. My favorite activity is swimming with my parents on Saturday's. I keep coming back to the Y because of daycare and my friends and teachers at the Y.
RUN IN THE FAMILY
CHRISTINE KLUMPERS and FAMILY
Members of the Y
Like so many families today, Christine and her husband, Greg, struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Christine determined that she had to find a way to become healthier - something she could maintain the rest of her life. She found just that through the Weight Loss Challenge program and Personal Training.
With the Weight Loss Challenge, Christine lost 20 pounds in 6 weeks and has continued to lose weight and make fitness and eating healthy a way of life - not just a few week program.
Greg and Christine are setting examples for their children, Brock, age 8 and Kennedy, age 4. Brock joined the swim team this year and after years of struggles in gym class and athletic programs, Brock has found his niche in swimming. A shy, introverted boy, Brock can now be seen swimming, smiling and interacting with his teammates and coaches.
Kennedy participates in the Y’s daycare program, swimming lessons and keeps active with gym and exercise programs daily. Christine glows with the knowledge that her daughter will grow up healthier, due to the changes she is making.
Today, the whole family comes to the Y to swim, play and learn. Healthy habits really can run in the family.
PASS IT ON
Dodge County YMCA Sea Dragons
Swim Team Co-Captain
Taylor began swimming competitively for the Sea Dragons when she was about 7 years old, and this is now Taylor’s eighth year on the team. Through the years she has learned that dedication and a positive attitude are very important in every aspect of life. She credits her past and present coaches for encouraging her to continue on with swimming. She is thankful for the opportunity to be a co-captain this year and is looking forward to being a strong leader and a positive role model for her teammates.
GREEN VALLEY ENTERPRISES PROGRAM STAFF
As Green Valley Enterprises staff have become increasingly concerned about the health of the adults they serve - obesity rates are considerably higher among the disabled population - an outlet to increase physical activity was much needed. With limited resources and space at Green Valley, a wonderful partnership with the Y began. Today, more than 50 adult residents with a variety of abilities participate in drumming, stretching, swimming, and sweating each week! Green Valley staff feel good when heading to the Y with their Fitness Friends knowing they are helping fight obesity, but feel even better knowing they have found a great community partner that will continue to help achieve better health and greater independence for those they serve.