Marcia is a Member of the Mission Viejo Family YMCA.
I joined the YMCA after committing to a contest to lose the most body fat in 90 days. This was a huge undertaking for me since I was horribly out of shape and many, many pounds overweight. After speaking with Tracy, who took the time to listen to my needs, she chose the perfect trainer for me–Nicole Strosaker. Nicole stretched me farther than I thought I could ever go physically, and strengthened my body so I was able to work out on my own after not being able to even walk very far without becoming out of breath.
It also helped that every day I was greeted by the best people imaginable at the front desk no matter what day or time I worked out. Erin, Kathleen, Austin, Joseph, and Ann have helped to make my experience at the Y so much more than I could have ever imagined. They each take an interest in me as though I’m the only member. When I lost my headphones one day, Joseph actually got me a new pair of headphones that he presented me with the very next day. On Friday, September 25th, it will be 5 months since I started on my journey to get fit and healthy. I may not have won the 90-day contest that brought me to the Y in the first place, but I have my health back. I’m down over 80 pounds and feeling wonderful. I look forward to being a member of the Y for a very long time!