Brenda D.

Mel Korum Family YMCA

When Brenda first started taking Journey to Freedom classes looking for community, she didn’t know she would make lifelong friends, grow in confidence, and gain the courage to take risks.

“[Journey to Freedom] was something I didn’t know I needed. We all get stuck being alone, but in a small group you can hear other people’s stories and know you are not alone in this journey.”

Since her class, Brenda has been trying to push herself out of comfort zone, including trying new group exercise classes and meeting new people.

“These classes have helped me meet new people and grow stronger, both mentally and physically. I gain freedom through these classes as I learn to let go and understand that there are things I can’t change. We all have fears that control our life. Get rid of that fear! We only have life and we need to live it up.”