“Everything at the Hyde Park Y is great: the pool, exercise rooms, and the Get Started program--someone’s right there to show you and to get you started. Working out with our trainer has been... Read More


Aviation Structural Mechanic Chief Petty Officer Fran “Mac” McNeil was in the Military for 22 years; in 2003 he was injured badly in an accident while on the flight deck of the U.S.S... Read More

"Growing up there were many challenges and many things that could have brought me off my path of success, but I never let peer pressure around the neighborhood get to me, especially after I joined... Read More

Beginning a new exercise program is a big step; but committing to an intense exercise program that starts at 5am is an even bigger pledge. That was the commitment Ian made this past spring with... Read More


When the Ayoub family moved to Needham in 1984, one of the first things they did was join the Charles River YMCA.  Mom (Gretchen) considered YMCA programs to be integral to... Read More