Let’s face it – living a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge! Having a network of friends to support, encourage and surround you on the journey has a tremendously positive impact.

Jodee Walsh knows the value of community at the Y. She has been a member at the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA for over two years. Jodee came to the Y looking for group exercise classes and ways to help her be active and healthy. “The teachers are fantastic and the schedule is very flexible!” Jodee enjoys Yoga and the new Foam Roll and Stretch class.

In addition to the positive physical benefits Jodee has experienced from being involved at the Y, she has found a group of friends who she enjoys.

“I have made many friends at the Y. They make exercising more enjoyable. The staff is very welcoming and friendly.” Group exercise classes foster community and create lasting, supportive relationships.

The Y is here for everyone. Making people feel welcome and valued is very important to the Y staff.
“The front desk staff are wonderful! I truly feel that the Y is a place where I belong.”