Jason Wilson is a technology manager by profession but a health fanatic by nature. He has been into health and fitness since he was old enough to know what it was. And now, he is sharing his love of physical activity with his two children and beautiful wife. They enjoy being active together as a family, whether it be playing volleyball, hiking, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, relaxing with movies or exercising.
He loves working out with his kids at the Y, and watching them overcome their fear of the fitness equipment and embrace the challenge of getting stronger in all their endeavors has made him extremely proud. One of his favorite moments was doing a modified CrossFit class with them and watching them excitedly beat him through the workout as they showed him how strong they were. It’s these special moments that Jason appreciates and values, and the Y has provided him with opportunities to not only make lasting memories with this family, but to also contribute to their health and wellness.
Jason and his family have been members of the Ross Farnsworth YMCA for four years, and they chose to join the organization because of the kids’ programs available. They had been members of a regular gym before, but they wanted more for their kids to participate in than just child care. He and his wife had coached volleyball at the junior high and high school levels in the past so when their kids decided to play it was natural fit for them to volunteer to coach their teams. One season turned into four years of volunteer coaching at the Y, and they have enjoyed their experience ever since.
Jason and his family are pleased that they chose to become members of the Y, and they love the family atmosphere at the facility. Jason appreciates the vastness of the programs for all ages, the number of locations, the focus on drowning prevention and the number of lifesaving classes conducted each summer. After becoming more aware of the Y’s core values, Jason saw the potential of the organization in the community, and his passion to help create healthy kids and families led him to become a member of the Board at the branch.
“Whether I am working out or coaching, I always feel at home knowing I have support of the staff to call on if anything is needed,” he says. “Above all that is the community support provided through sponsorships to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate. I love the fact that the Y’s Christian values are central in all they do. It is easy to forget that the Y is non-profit organization that is highly dependent on our personal and financial support. I greatly enjoy being a member of the Y and encourage others to look for ways to get involved.”
We’re glad to have members like Jason on our side, and individuals like him help us fulfill our mission of serving our community by helping families come together and learn from one another.