Category: Member Spolight

Y Member Spotlight: Pastor Paul Witkop

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It took me a long time to learn how to swim. My parents, not good swimmers themselves, faithfully drove me to swimming lessons every week for many years. I might be the only person in history to flunk the YMCA swimming classes of tadpole and minnow twice each… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Jamie Bailey and Family

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Our family loves the YMCA! Both my husband and I grew up attending camps at the YMCA and have incredibly fond memories of the friendships made and summers spent at Y Camp. We love getting to share these memories with our children and see them grow in the various programs that the YMCA offers for families.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Alex Gonzalez

In February 2007, I was riding my motorcycle and noticed a change in the way I was feeling. Something was not right. I got off my bike and felt very fatigued. After sitting down, paralysis began to kick in.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Virginia Saunders

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Member Spotlight: When Virginia went to the DMV to get her license renewed, she got some unexpected news that would change her life. … Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Brandi Merritt

She tends to be shy but has made friends at camp. Ami talks about her camp experiences often and it has really changed her! She is finding her voice, trying new activities, and making memories that will last a lifetime.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Rico Riley

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Member Spotlight: With his love for the Y, Rico and his family joined the Desert Foothills YMCA when it opened in 2009. “I loved being at the Y!”… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Linda Fulmore

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A typical week is Strength Train Together on Monday. Step ‘n’ Strength on Tuesday, Active Older Adults on Wednesday, and Yoga on Thursday. My teachers are professional, knowledgeable and caring. It is evident that they love what they do. I’ve been a member for over 6 years and probably in the best shape ever. Overall my health has improved; I have lost weight and my body is firmer and stronger.… Read More

Y Member Spotlight: Terry Kropp

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When Terry lost his wife (Nancy) to a lengthy and difficult battle with cancer in 2018, he turned to the YMCA to find emotional and physical healing. … Read More