Brenda R.

Haselwood Family YMCA

Brenda enjoyed being a Y member and loved that Zumba gave her an outlet to dance. But it wasn’t until the Haselwood Family YMCA debuted its special needs adaptive fitness program that the Y really began to feel like home.

“My son Jon decided to join me at the Y,” said Brenda. “Jon and I enjoy participating in the classes together. We have a blast.”

Before every class, Jon and Brenda walked a lap around the track and then met in the classroom so Jon could select his favorite Pilates ball from the bin. Once he has his ball he’s ready to participate.

Before joining the Y, Brenda said she and Jon stayed active but the social environment has been the best experience.

“We’ve always kept active but the Y has provided us with our first group exercise program,” said Brenda.