Kathy is a Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Member.
Three years ago I joined the YMCA in Laguna Niguel because I needed some motivation and direction to get in shape. It was the best thing that I could have done because the “Y” gave me so much more!
I signed up with a terrific personal trainer who taught me the right way to use the gym’s great variety of equipment but more importantly how to align my body in each exercise to maximize the movement and really work the muscle groups. Then I learned to properly stretch…heaven! After months of personal training the trainer encouraged me to take some of the Y’s group classes.
The group classes opened up a new world for me! By regularly attending morning classes I started seeing some of the same women in the classes and discovered and made new friends! Some of us even explored more classes at the Y that were harder to do (Functional Fitness) but gave us great results. Attending Barre class, Body Pump and occasionally spending time on the treadmill has put me in better shape than I have ever been. The class trainers are fabulous and motivating!! More importantly now I want to go to the Y to work out and visit with my friends. If I need to be uplifted, I merely have to watch the lil ones in the day care center! What could be sweeter?
Getting in shape, meeting new people and making friends at the Y has made my life better. The Y’s staff have made me feel welcome and I love the community programs and outreach programs that the Y and its members participates in. I am so porud to be part of this organization.