Strengthening Family Bonds at the Y

Rose, daughter Dawn, and granddaughter Stephanie enjoy staying strong physically and bonding as a family at the Y. They are regulars at Monday morning Zumba where at 84, Rose is one of the oldest participants. Afterward, they go for a post-workout tradition: coffee and breakfast.

Initially, Stephanie got Rose and Dawn into Zumba with guest passes, but it wasn’t long before they were hooked and joined the Y. Rose recalls the first time she did Zumba. It was tough, but they persevered. Dawn attributes this to the fact that “We keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep fighting for our goals”.

In addition to classes, Stephanie has been using the EGYM and getting stronger. Her dedication has paid off with less inflammation and lower back pain as well as a sense of well-being. She acknowledges the physical and mental benefits of exercise, “Working out is good medicine for when I’m anxious about something”.

Several years ago, Rose’s husband passed away. Her daughter Dawn says how proud he would be of Rose for her determination to keep moving forward. Both Dawn and Stephanie look to Rose’s faith and resilience as inspiration. Together they have found community at the Y, where shared values and friendly faces make it feel like home.

For Rose, Dawn, and Stephanie, the Y isn’t just a place to exercise—it is a place to thrive, to connect, and to find strength in each other.

“We keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep fighting for our goals”

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