Beatrice M.

Bremerton Family YMCA

Before joining the Y, Beatrice had no motivation and was taking several medications for her ailments, A-Fib, Graves Disease, highblood pressure, and obesity.

"The YMCA gives me a positive outlook every day," said Beatrice. "I look forward to being in the comany of people who are striving to improve themselves spiritually, mentally, and physically."

After a year at the Y and positive encouragement from staff, Beatrice lost 108 pounds and decreased the amount of medication she takes daily.

"I'd like to personally thank all the members who have given me praise for my accomplishments, I am honored to be a positive force in your personal journeys as well," said Beatrice. "If I can do it, so can you!"