“Moving to Mesa, from a small town, a year and a half ago I stopped working out. Not knowing anyone I felt unsure leaving my children in a center with people I didn’t know. We decided to join the YMCA because we heard about the uplifting and positive atmosphere it would provide for myself and family. Since joining the YMCA I have been able to workout with my mind at ease knowing my children are in capable and caring environment and they get to witness first hand the importance of fitness and good healthy. I have met many new motivational friends. The staff has been supportive and encouraging to me to step outside my fitness comfort zone. I have completed two half marathons in three months and am training for my next run. I am more knowledgeable on nutrition and proper form when lifting thanks to the informative trainers and staff. My family and I are very thankful for the YMCA and everyone who has made an impact in our fitness journey.