Naveen Vadhwa and his wife Vani, their two sons as well as his parents Om and Promila are all active members here at the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA.

Naveen says that when they moved to the Foothills over 10 years ago, they toured the facility with Sandra who is now the Executive Director.  He and Vani love the convenience factor as they live very close by.  He likes coming early in the morning to work out as most of the machines and weights are available.  His favorite thing is playing in the men’s basketball l league that got started up last year.

Vani also likes the convenience of the location to their home.  She is a regular participant in many of the fitness classes and says that everyone at the Y are both professional and friendly.  She and Naveen both agree that the Y is kid friendly and both their boys enjoy participating in the sports programs offered and hanging out in The Club playing air hockey and computer games.

Both Om and Promila like the personal attention they get from the front desk staff who are friendly and courteous.  Prom especially likes that she is called by name when she comes in and leaves.  Prom’s favorite class is Shallow Water Fitness with Carolyn.  She also attends Jump Start and likes it when the instructors all encourage her to do her best.  She said, “I enjoy coming for the dominos and we have also established a group of wonderful ladies who meet away from the Y for social activities.”  Om’s favorite class is Silver Start because it is a combination of using different machines, floor exercises for cardio and stretches to improve balance. He has recently started attending two group classes and is enjoying them very much.  “The teachers are very happy to see us in their classes and are helpful, motivating and always encouraging us!”