Resolutions are Reality at the Y

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Member Success Stories

Abby, Wang Y Member

Abby, Wang Y Member

"I resolved to run an average of a mile a day this year.  As of today, I have run 338 miles, and the year is 316 days old - I am 107% ahead of my goal.

The Y helped by having a team rooting me on - my early morning friends who were impressed by my running, trainers who asked how my run was on a given day, and cheered me on.  Thank you all!"

I was able to achieve this goal with help of the YMCA... As a result, I have lost over 30 pounds.

Lovey, West Roxbury Y Member

"My resolution was to become a happier, healthier, better me! I was able to achieve this goal with help of the YMCA and it's staff who encouraged me everyday to keep on target. As a result, I have lost over 30 pounds and have taken part in races that I never thought possible."

Katie, North Suburban Y Member

"My new year's resolution this year was to train and run my first 5K and lose all my pregnancy weight within 6 months of giving birth to my second child and I did it! Thanks to the Y, I was able to drop my kids off at Child Watch while I trained upstairs on the treadmill and weights! 7 months post partum I am 8 lbs. lighter and in WAY better shape than I was 3 years ago before I was pregnant with my first child!"

Emily, Oak Square Member

Emily, Oak Square Y Member

"When I joined the Y in March 2012, I could barely run a mile. I ran my first 5k in under 30 minutes in April and eventually my first 1/2 marathon in September in 2 hours and 15 minutes. If the Y hadn't been such an inviting place during the winter months, I probably would have given up."

Joe, Wang Y Member

"The Y has helped me achieve my current weight loss goal of 125 pounds since joining in August 2011.

The Y has helped me achieve my current weight loss goal of 125 pounds.

More importantly, with the help of the Wellness Director and trainers, I have learned to expand my exercise interests, not only lose weight but build strength - which helped me tackle my first obstacle course 5K this past September. I couldn't have done it without their guidance and support."

Anna, Oak Square Y Member

"My goal was to become more cardiovascularly fit and the Y help me by offering a great variety of classes and excellent equipment. The flexibility of my membership allowing me to visit several Y locations also helped a great deal. I frequent several including West Roxbury and Oak Square. I especially am enjoying all the new classes at the Y this fall."

Jill, North Suburban Y Member

In 2012, I made a determination to myself that I would run a marathon to help raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatments. I had never run a marathon before, and, at 43- realized that I didn't have much time to waste. So, I put my mind to joining the Team in Training program and began to train for Women's Nike Marathon in San Fran California. I started training hard in March, although the race wasn't until October. I knew I would need to build up to it slowly if I wanted to do it without injury. [...] My friends in the running club helped me deal with the running pressure and reminded me that I didn't have to run everyday. I could take time off and do other exercises to avoid straining my knees and quads. I learned to balance cardio, flexibility and strength. My goal was to do the marathon, raise as much money as I could, and finish in under 5 hours. On October 14th, 2012 - I achieved this dream. I ran my first marathon in San Fransico, along with 25,000 other women. It was the best thing I have ever done with my life, Seriously!! [...] The experience taught me the power of hard work, dedication and commitment. Anything feels possible after that, and I believe that I accomplished this in large part because of my community at the YMCA. Thank You!!