I am a mom of two, a wife, and a photographer. I am the owner/operator of In Focus Creative, a local family photography company. I love to keep a flexible schedule with work as I am a mom of two active kids who are 8 and 5 years old. I really keep busy with all of their activities between school and programs. I joined the Yuma Family YMCA seven years ago and have been an active member since 2012. To have a place like the Yuma Family YMCA is amazing. As soon as I joined, I also encouraged my husband Jeremy to join since I knew it was the perfect place for the whole family.

I feel like it is my duty to share with you all what amazing experiences I have had. I feel welcomed every single time I walk in and as I leave. It is more than just my daily workout routine or the kids’ extra activities. I have found so many more benefits with my membership. It is so convenient to have both of my kids in fun activities so that I can take time for myself to relax and enjoy getting in a good workout.

The Yuma Family YMCA has made my busy days go easier. Both of my little ones have participated in many of their offered programs. Our kids love all of the activities such as Short Sports, Dance, Tumbling, and one of our favorites Kenpo Karate. The Y staff is teaching them new skills while improving their confidence.

Each month, the Yuma Family YMCA offers a free Parent’s Night Out to Y members.

My husband and I have made use of Parent’s Night Out to catch a movie or have a relaxing dinner. The kids eat dinner, play games and do crafts. They both very much seem to enjoy the different themes the Y staff plans for these evenings.

One of my favorite experiences at the Yuma Family YMCA is when I was able to rent one of their nice, clean, and air-conditioned rooms to have a Birthday party. It was my daughter’s birthday, which happens to be in July. The middle of the summer and the peak for the Yuma heat. We were able to enjoy an indoor party with tables and chairs provided as well. It was a convenient and affordable option and the YMCA staff made the whole process easy for us.

I have also experienced a few of their annual Halloween Trunk or Treat events as a participant. It is a fun place to take the kids and is a great way to promote my business and meet new faces!

I have enjoyed the Yuma Family YMCA since I joined in 2012. What amazes me the most is that I am learning new things that the Yuma Family YMCA does all the time, so I feel like my membership only gets more valuable with time.