During her time at the Y, she has been involved in many different fitness classes. She participates weekly in 55 Alive!, Zumba and Silver Sneakers.

Hillend is also involved in the Flagstaff community, regularly volunteering in a variety of ways. She credits the Y for helping her to stay healthy and active.

Here is what Hillend has to say about the Y:

“My favorite part about coming to the YMCA is the ambiance of the place and speaking to all the members because we have a lot in common. Since I am retired, my job now is to stay healthy, and coming to the YMCA has really helped me achieve that.”

Hillend is one of those members who constantly has a smile on her face. She is so friendly, and she exudes the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. She builds people up and lives her life in a way that is inspiring to others.

Emma Hillend is a true asset to the Y and the community, and we are so lucky to have her as part of the Y family here in Flagstaff!