Author: Justine Leone

April 17, 2024

Losing the Weight But Gaining So Much More

  My Y Story: Barbara Wilkins Y member Barbara Wilkins has lost 36 pounds since starting her membership at the organization, and while that is in itself an amazing accomplishment, she feels she has gained so much more in other areas.  Barbara came to the Y because of a weight management program offered through our… Read more »

April 10, 2024


An Instructor’s Journey Through a Parkinson’s Community “Hearing those positive stories is always rewarding to me,” Liz stated when recounting her history in assisting those with Parkinson’s disease through her work at the YMCA. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that instills a detrimental effect on the body’s nervous system, causing slow movement, tremors, and… Read more »

April 3, 2024

3rd Annual KidsFest

KidsFest: An Impactful Community Collaboration By: Ben Knutson, a NCC student who is completing an internship with the Y.  On March 23rd, we celebrated the 3rd annual KidsFest, an event that not only hosts an incredibly fun day for kids, but also gives an excellent platform for businesses to expand their reach. In collaboration with the… Read more »